Applebutter and I go way back. I guess it was the summer of 1995 when I was working at the racetrack and doing some side horsey work that I found Applebutter in the paper. Actually, I was calling about her mother, who was a tad bit out of my price range. They offered up a yearling filly with no papers and a mysterious back ground instead. I went out to see her and fell in love. The family I bought her from had named her Applebutter because when she was born, she was the color of applebutter. It is a name that suits her even though she has definitely changed her spots! She and I spent the summer getting to know one another and she became the first horse I started and trained.
After a year with Applebutter, I decided it was more important to have an appartment as opposed to a horse, so I sold her. You know, that was always one of those decisions I regretted from my wild younger years, so in 2004 I bought her back.
She isn't the same horse I sold, but we enjoy each others company and understand one another. Needless to say, she will be with me for the rest of her life which I hope is a very long one as horses go:)