I had been talking with the girls at the show about how long I've had him, and it's been three years since I started riding him. I started riding him in April/May of 2010 when Phoenix went lame and we tried to rehab him before deciding to semi-retire him. I rode Buddy all summer of 2010 and showed him in August, winning 3 out of 4 classes on him. I then decided to look for a new horse, and after trying a few, Connie offered Buddy to me at a steal. She also let me postpone paying for him till that October, so that's when I consider that he was mine.
|The 2010 show
|Love ya Bud Bud!