Humans and Horses: Larry Keener and Sadies Ramblin Playboy
Larry Keener and Sadies Ramblin Playboy, Reg. # 04-82225
My first fox trotter was a lanky sorrel gelding that as a colt had got hung in the barb wire fence and was all cut up and had scars all over his body. As a 7 year old that didn’t seem to matter though because he was a good, gentle colt that let me ride him anywhere. He was so tall and I was so short (still am) that I had to teach him to get next to a fence, which he feared, or a stump so I could crawl on to him. He served me well for years and then Dad sold him to a neighbor on the promise I would get another horse. I told Dad I wanted a Palomino, thinking you could request such and get it. Dad had bought a fox trotting mare that was used on a ranch as a roping and cow horse. She was high strung but could do several gaits. We took her to a man in Blue Eye Missouri that had a good Palomino stud. He was a Baptist preacher and his stud was named Frosty Gold. The man’s name was Quinton Middleton. I got that palomino filly and I kept her for several years showing in the 4 H shows against my friends, who all had Quarter horses. I had a brain lapse and traded her for a Quarter Horse and raised a couple of Quarter horse colts. After repenting and coming back into the Missouri Fox Trotting Horse world, I raised a Palomino stud out of Southern Playboy, Sadies Ramblin Playboy, aka Jester. As I was training Jester I ran into a man at a barn that was introduced to me. It was Quinton Middleton and I reminded him of us breeding to his stallion. I have shown Jester several times and he is now our breeding stallion. We have since had several Palomino fox totters, but that first palomino out of Frosty left a great impression on me.
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