Holy Bull - Band Queen, by Chimes Band
Dark Bay/Brown Gelding, 2006
Record: 7-3-0-1 | Earnings: $129,530
**Now Available: 10-year-old bay OTTB. 16 hh. Solid build. Has been on trails and schooled cross country. Loves to jump. Schooling 2’6” with room to go higher. Eligible green. Same horse at home and away. Push ride. In professional training for the last 6 months. Well mannered. Up to date on everything. Trailers. Stands for vet and farrier. Does need to be turned out with geldings only. Located in Aberdeen, MD. Asking $3000. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
A few words from Susan Moyer in July 2015 when she originally adopted Hull out of the Changing Leads program --
"I got my first retired racehorse, a steeplechaser, when I was a teenager, before retired racehorses were the “in” thing to have. My mare passed away when I was at the point in life where I was making major life changes. I had just changed jobs, I was buying a house, and getting married. So for the next several years I leased various horses, all of which were retired racehorses. I started riding with my current trainer, Theresa Crowther, a little over a year ago and was leasing one of her horses. I had casually been keeping my eye out for a horse of my own, and at the same time I had advanced off of my lease horse. Theresa and I looked at several horses that were rather disappointing and I was getting discouraged. My friends joked that I was shopping for a unicorn.
Then I ended up in the barn of Brooke Baker, Changing Leads board member. Theresa and I originally went to look at another horse Brooke had for sale, and Hull was in the same barn. Brooke offered to show him to us with the caveat that she wasn’t sure what the owners wanted to do with him. Brooke hacked Hull around to show him to us, and both Theresa and I said “Wow, what a nice horse. Find out what they want to do with him!” Brooke was so helpful, and coordinated everything with Changing Leads. A week later I had Hull on trial, without ever having sat on him. From the second he walked in our barn, you could tell he was just such a professional horse. He settled right in to his stall, and a few hours after his arrival, we tacked him up and took him in our indoor arena. He went around so quietly, like he’d lived there for years. Later, we found out that he’d NEVER been in an indoor before! I’m one that makes a decision pretty quickly about whether or not I like a horse and after trotting a few times around, I said “Oh, I really like him!” Theresa and I rode Hull for a week and really liked everything about him. He’s still green, but he’s quiet and forgiving. And he tries so hard to please his rider.
Right now, we’re just getting to know each other. I’m taking weekly lessons and he’s also getting a training ride once a week. I’m primarily a pleasure rider - I ride for fun and exercise, and I wanted a horse that was pleasant and safe, but also fancy enough that if I did want to horse show, I could be competitive. So in the future, we’ll probably do some local hunter shows and maybe some paper chases. When I had my mare, none of the thoroughbred horse shows that are around now existed, and I think they’re just such a great concept. Hull qualifies for War Horse status, so we’ll definitely try to hit a few of the thoroughbred shows, too."