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Abby (Hot Truckin' Mama)14.3 hand Appaloosa/Thoroughbred cross
The legend goes, that when Chris and I decided to breed Illusion (Chris's most favorite of all times school horse) the first time, Chris told "Lu Lu" that she didn't care what she got, but she wanted him/her to not be a solid color and big. Lu Lu gave us a almost black that was well over 16.1. We named him Anything for a Bucky (Bucky) and won many championships on him before we sold him to one of our boarders. The second time we bred Lu Lu Chris told her she wanted a chestnut and he had to be big. Lu Lu gave us a big boned chestnut again over 16.0 hands. We named him "Conan the Barbarian, and again he went on to many championships before being sold to a boarder (Conan was back on "borrow" last summer and shown by Caroline McKinney, Kali Edwards and Nora Lubritsch.) The third time we bred Lu Lu, Chris told her that this would be the last. And as it was to be the last, she didn't care about anything else but that the foal be female to carry on Lu Lu's good name. Lu Lu gave us a bay filly that matured just over 15.1. We named her Abby.
Abby receive her show name the first day we jumped her. Talented from day one, it was clear that I was just the passenger in this partnership and had little job, but the stay in the center and not get in the way. That day, Abby was dubbed "Hot Truckin Mama" and the name has stuck. Abby has been with us many years now and has brought in numerous year end awards and championships. She has indeed done her mother proud. Abby's exclusive job now is as a show team horse for Cedar Lodge and in the job she works all summer, showing new riders each week just how it should be done when Abby is in charge. Sadly our plans to have Abby follow in Lu Lu's great hoof prints and try out mother hood proved to be in vane. It appears that Abby just doesn't want to quit her day job at the horse show, and so, Abby will continue to work her magic for many more Cedar Lodge campers as she dazzles the judges and makes us wonder how we ever lived without her. I think her mama would be proud.
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