When I bought Peebs, I didn't get much of in the way of his history. I was told he was a QH cross, probably an appendix. He was 9, and the barn I bought him from had had him for two years. Pedigree and papers don't matter too much to me; I'm not going to show on a breed circuit and he's a gelding so no babies for him. USEF/USHJA don't require breed papers, and since he's never been registered with them I could register him under his new show name and not worry about any past records.
|His momma, Mystic, while pregnant|
The saddle rep (sidenote: saddle shipped from England today, should be here soon!!!!) I'm using had told me that one of her students used to ride at the barn that had Peebs and next time the rep comes down she wanted to come along to see him. I said of course, hoping I could get some more background info from her. Apparently she knows Peebs' breeder, and now the breeder rides with the saddle rep. The breeder, HP, found me on Facebook and sent me a bunch of pics as well all Peebs' info.
|Cute from the start|
Peebs is a QH cross, but not an appendix. He's 3/4 QH and 1/4 Morgan, which explains his movement and front end conformation. He's a grandson of Scotch Bar Time, one of the leading AQHA sires. Two other horses in the barn are his grandchildren as well, so Peebs has cousins in the barn! His birthday is June 7th. He was three weeks late being born, and HP's dad ended up pulling him out. Only one front leg came out so the dad pushed him back in, turned him, then pulled both front legs out. They said he just slid out super fast after that, so fast that he left his fourth sock behind! A couple days after birth he got sick and ended up spending a week in the hospital. He's always had some GI/diarrhea issues, which makes me feel better about the discharge issue I've had with him.
They called him Little Scotch, or just Scotch. HP says she likes the name Peebs better than PB or Paddy, which is what the barn before called him. She sold him as a five year old when she joined the Army, and was supposed to be contacted if/when he was ever sold. He bounced around a little and she lost track of him. I assured her that I'm not planning on getting rid of him anytime soon, if ever, and that I'd keep her updated on him. Hopefully we can meet up at a show this fall since she lives less than two hours away and has gotten back into showing with her new horse.
|Yearling Peebers after he was gelded. Apparently he had a fun habit of rearing and trying to stomp on people.|
|4yr old Peebs|