“Simon” – 2006 OTTB. Jockey club name “Williebered”
Simon is a Texas bred race horse that quite naturally resides with “Texas” the blogger. Even though he never technically raced… he still has a lip tattoo so I count him as a OTTB. In reality, he’s more like a rotated hock that Prohibited his Racing Career Thoroughbred… but who’s counting?
I leased Simon for a month before I was completely smitten with him. My former trainer, being the amazing person that she is, decided I would be a good owner to him and gave him to me. It’s one of the nicest things anyone has ever done for me, and I’m extremely grateful!
Now we play hunter/jumper pony, and compete on the local circuits around Austin. He helps me with my confidence, and I feel lucky to have him every day! He’s made me a better rider, and a better person.