About the Horse
4/26/00 - 12/13/13
Rest in peace, my friend.
Glaciers Majestic JR was born in Texas on April 26, 2000. He is registered with the American Paint Horse Association as a Bay Roan Overo. The APHA only began registering Bay Roans in 1999, previously they were categorized as Red Roans. He has true Paint papers with a whole lot of "lucky spots" on his belly. He is by APHA stallion, Glacier and out of an off-track Thoroughbred mare named Majesty's Woodland.
He is a funny horse and he keeps us all entertained with his trouble-making shenanigans and destructive tendencies towards halters and his own face. He is a social butterfly and absolutely loves ALL other horses especially bays like his mom, other paints, roans, and mini horses. He goes through turn-out buddies like kleenex, eventually wearing out the tolerance of his friends. He is oblivious of social cues. He loves all people, but will take advantage of newbs in a heartbeat and as silly as he is, he can be quite intimidating which made him less suitable as a lesson horse. We're working on his anxiety over trees and the lions and tigers and bears they are sure to contain.
He came to Ohio in 2007 as part of a partial trade between his breeder and a woman with a small barn of Paints. The 2nd owner kept him for a while and grew fond of him but decided he needed to go to a new home and she needed to bring in some young prospects. The timing was right and I found his ad as I began my search for a horse. My heart skipped a beat when I saw his photos, though it took me a while to admit it. Boy I sure wish I had kept a screenshot of his ad. Something about him was pulling me, even though he was bay roan and I thought I hated bay roans. He was the first horse I went to try out. I forced myself try out a few more but all I could think of was him, even when I nearly bought another horse (he was older, a chromed chestnut QH, smaller, and probably more suitable to my experience level at the time) who serendipitously came up lame on my second trial ride and gave me the excuse to head back to Junior. Some things are just meant to be.
Our first trainer, KAT, went down with me to try him out a second time and with her approval I made an offer. Then the story really began. With the first 7 years of his life still a bit of a mystery (with rumors of cutting) we'll make the rest of his history together.
We show small local shows in the all-around, competing in Halter, Showmanship, Hunter Under Saddle, Equitation, Western Pleasure, and Horsemanship.