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 2000
August 13, 2011
Issac has found a new love in our wonderful friend April and will be staying on at A Pinch of Luck for awhile. He's progressing nicely with his training and has shown us that he has had some pretty nice training in his past. He enjoys working on the flat but adores jumping and trail riding! Bridges, creeks, no problem for this handsome guy!
Stay tuned for progress reports!
June 4, 2011
Sword Dance lovers take note!!!! Table Mountain is by Sword Dance out of British/Irish line mare. He comes by his size honestly!
I battled for three days on what to call a horse called Table Mountain in the barn... Table didn't do it, Mountain made sense but surely didn't suit... TM wasn't cutting it, and every human name we came up with just didn't fit. While I was cleaning paddocks the Tuesday after he arrived, Issac just popped into my head. Now here's the thing: I gave no thought to the meaning, but had said to my friends that his name was "in there" somewhere, and that it would come to me... This is a really serious horse who is pretty conservative with sharing his emotion. He seems to watch the world from an owl's perspective... and doesn't seem to laugh about much. When I looked up the meaning of Issac this evening, I had to laugh. It means "he will laugh." And I believe some day he will.
Issac raced only eight times and did win a race. He fell into obscurity and has done who knows what until coming to A Pinch of Luck. He came in on The Truck with Thegreatcrosby a week ago Sunday, and has moved quietly into his place on the farm. He holds special interest to me because he is a paternal half brother to my special mareTambo's Jazz Dancer who is now very much loved by her new mom Ellie and also a half to my dear friend Brigette's beloved gelding Sharpie. It's a small world, this horse world, and wow, do these siblings all resemble their father!
I've ridden Issac once and found him to be incredibly comfortable. It does not seem that he's had all that much retraining, and will for sure need a rider with experience in handling a larger more forward horse. His gaits are very smooth, and when he frees up and relaxes out of his shoulder he's really, really nice to sit on. His canter is very smooth, and he has a nice walk to boot. I am sure he can jump the moon!
Issac has legs that show little of having had a racing career other than a slight, very old, and very cold bow on his right fore. His feet are fantastic, and he surely seems at this point to be a great canditate for continued barefoot living. He is as solid as a rock and is just waiting for the right person to come along to be his.