A Pinch of Luck, Inc.
Taking Thoroughbreds from the Track to the Trail and Beyond
4598 Waters Road Woodstock, GA 30188
16.3 Hand Bay Gelding
Foal of 2002
I spend lots of time researching pedigrees, comparing families, and making notes about bloodlines that are best suited to new careers as sport horses. Dynomynt, who came to us as a twice retiree--first from racing, and then from ponying--also came without papers and without his real name.
He left almost as soon as he arrived for a brief foray down to South Georgia. After a couple weeks, our friend Jim who took him felt that he really wasn't the horse he had in mind to fox hunt with, and that was just fine with me--in researching his tattoo (which fortunately was readable), I made an amazing discovery:
Brother, as we now call him, is a cousin of my angel Brite Lassie whose picture is on every page in the header--she's the bay mare in the red halter strutting her stuff on her first day of turnout in Georgia. Lass came to us in May of 2006 and was my dream come true until her death in November of 2007 after an eleven month battle with a septic hock that started from a puncture wound just above the joint. When I found out they were related (his dam is by Lass's sire High Brite) I crossed my fingers that he wouldn't work for Jim. Needless to say,I could not contain my excitement when he called to tell me that Brother was coming home!
Brother will be with us forever. He'll never replace Lass, no horse ever could, but what he can do is to be the wonderful, unique, quiet, kind, giving guy that he is. He makes me smile every time I look at him--he looks so much like Lass it's uncanny, but he has is own expressions and his own personality that are very different from hers. The first time I sat on him I knew he was meant for me--the huge-shouldered trot that I had loved so much in Lass was right there underneath me again... he's my living memory of her in so many ways, but he is most definitely his own horse, too, and Lass's relative or not, I couldn't ask for a more wonderful companion.