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Queen's Rowdy Lad. August 25, 2007

Queen's Rowdy Lad. August 25, 2007

 

Read  about Queen's Rowdy Lad taking his mom, Mamie on a trail ride.

Read about Queen's Rowdy Lad taking his mom, Mamie on a trail ride.

Queen's Rowdy Lad and Mamie Kerr. August 15, 2007

Queen's Rowdy Lad and Mamie Kerr. August 15, 2007

Mamie Kerr welcomes Queen's Rowdy Lad home to Bit & Byes Farm.. July 12, 2007

Mamie Kerr welcomes Queen's Rowdy Lad home to Bit & Byes Farm. July 12, 2007

Mamie Kerr and her horse Queen's Rowdy Lad. August 5, 2007

Mamie Kerr and her horse Queen's Rowdy Lad.
- August 5, 2007

Mamie Kerr and her horse Queen's Rowdy Lad. August 1, 2007

Mamie Kerr and her horse Queen's Rowdy Lad. August 1, 2007

Queens' Rowdy Lad was a horse we sold many years ago. He needs a new home. Can you make this his lucky day?

Queens' Rowdy Lad was a horse we sold many years ago. Click here to see photos of "Rowdy" at Bits & Bytes Farm.

Queen's Rowdy Lad is a registered Thoroughbred horse for sale.

Queen's Rowdy Lad is a registered Thoroughbred horse for sale. Click here to see his pedigree.

Please find this horse a new home!

Queen's Rowdy Lad is coming home! 7-11-07!!!

Please find this horse a new home!

 

Please find this horse a new home!

 

 

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Queen's Rowdy Lad fox hunting with Elizabeth in December 2001

OTTB - Queen's Rowdy Lad fox hunting with Elizabeth in December 2001

 

 

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Queen's Rowdy Lad - SOLD! "Rowdy" is HOME Again!
Congratulations to Mamie Kerr of Roswell, GA!

August 25, 2007

Queen's Rowdy Lad. August 25, 2007

Queen's Rowdy Lad has put on some weight in the few short weeks since returning to Bits & Bytes Farm. The photo above was taken on August 25, 2007. "Rowdy" home to Bits & Bytes Farm and got on our feeding program. The photo below is of Queen's Rowdy Lad on July 3, 2007. Read about our feeding program to learn how to put weight on Thoroughbreds.

OTTB - Queen's Rowdy Lad needs a new home. He is currently sun bleached from being pasture boarded.
OTTB - Queen's Rowdy Lad needed a new home. He was sun bleached and thin from being pasture boarded.

Queen's Rowdy Lad - August 25, 2007
Queen's Rowdy Lad and Mamie Kerr - August 25, 2007

August 19, 2007 - Rowdy goes Trail Riding

Mamie and Queen's Rowdy Lad get by with a little help from their friends, Tammy and Knight Villain. August 19, 2007
Mamie and Queen's Rowdy Lad get by with a little help from their friends, Tammy and Knight Villain. August 19, 2007

Learn about Queen's Rowdy Lad taking his mom, Mamie on a trail ride. Learn how to teach Thoroughbreds how to go through water.

August 14, 2007

Queen's Rowdy Lad and Mamie Kerr. August 15, 2007

Elizabeth,

Rowdy's been with me a month now and I can't believe the positive changes in him! He's gained so much weight and his coat has darkened so much that other boarders at the barn do a double-take when they walk past him; they just can't believe how terrific he looks.

Rowdy and another boarder at the barn, KO River Crossing, AKA River, who came to the farm off-the-track a week after Rowdy arrived, have become paddock buddies. River is a lovely, sweet-natured 6-year old, and the two of them wait at the gate for one another at turn out.

Last night, both River and Rowdy went into a new paddock for them, larger than their last paddock, and we stood watching them to make sure they would make the adjustment smoothly. Excited to be in a new place and in the paddock alongside Irish Morning Mist, both Rowdy and River were galloping down the fence line, enjoying life. That's when it dawned on us - Rowdy was in the LEAD! My boy was galloping with some real speed, out in front, just for the sheer joy of it!

Both Rowdy and River were having an absolute blast and I stood there and watched, grinning like the village idiot, until Rowdy came to a stop and started to graze. Isn't it marvelous and funny how the some of the smallest things make you swell with pride and happiness?

Best Wishes,
Mamie

August 5, 2007

Queen's Rowdy Lad continues to put on weight and muscle with the exercise he is getting giving rides to his mom, Mamie Kerr.
Queen's Rowdy Lad continues to put on weight and muscle with the exercise he is getting giving rides to his mom, Mamie Kerr. - August 5, 2007

August 1, 2007

Mamie Kerr and her horse Queen's Rowdy Lad. August 1, 2007
Mamie Kerr and her horse Queen's Rowdy Lad. August 1, 2007

Mamie Kerr and her horse Queen's Rowdy Lad. August 1, 2007
Mamie Kerr and her horse Queen's Rowdy Lad. August 1, 2007

July 25, 2007 - Rowdy poses at the Bits & Bytes Farm banner just five days after coming back to B&B Farms.

Rowdy poses at the Bits & Bytes Farm banner just five days after coming back to B&B Farms.
Queen's Rowdy Lad is already putting on weight. He loves to eat! July 25, 2007

Elizabeth,

I can hardly believe two weeks have passed since Rowdy came into my life; how time flies when having fun! I cried with happiness when he walked off the trailer at the farm, and since then I’ve laughed out loud at him daily.

I believe the best descriptor for Rowdy I’ve heard thus far is “upbeat”. He’s steadfastly been calm and collected while also remaining interested and ready for action. Truly, his good nature amazes me. I never imagined a horse would bring me so much joy.

The first few days with Rowdy were very low-key. Rowdy’s hind end was so “stiff” and “locked-up” that, when turning, he would pivot on a rear foot rather than attempt to cross his rear legs to make the turn. He also tended to stumble over things that required him to step-up onto them, and he skittered on gravel. Needless to say, we were all concerned about this situation. Our experienced off-the-track thoroughbred owners and veterinarian suggested that Rowdy’s stiffness and stumbling were likely muscular atrophy, due to lack of use, combined with general misalignment of the spine and hips. Light exercise, stretching, and chiropractic care were suggested to increase Rowdy’s muscular strength and range of motion in the hind end.

Hence, our first few days together consisted of very slow walks on hills, making wide turns to increase Rowdy’s ability to cross-over in the rear, and as much brushing, grooming and attention as he wanted. Laser light therapy on his back and hips were his absolute favorite activity, and Rowdy frequently dozed off while nodding his head in contentment during our laser sessions.

Within three days of our regimen of hill-walking, turning circles, and laser light therapy, there was a marked difference in Rowdy’s ability to turn freely and without hesitation. He became more animated in all of his range of motion and his pace picked up in everything he did. Somewhere along day seven or so of his arrival, I finally had to give up solely hand-walking him because both his endurance and agility had increased so exponentially.

Our fabulous farrier, Chase New, assessed Rowdy’s feet and got him shod, and now Rowdy steps forward fearlessly, even on patches of gravel. It’s so wonderful to see him trot across the gravel drive towards a patch of grass when just days ago he would have minced across the lane or avoided the gravel altogether.

I’m still a bit in amazement of how many factors contribute to a “stiff” horse. In order to have come as far as we have, it’s taken a number of simple treatments (chiropractic stretches, hill-walking, turning for cross-overs, light exercise, laser light therapy, proper nutrition, and lots of attention and affection), and I believe that combination of these treatments as one whole plan have been essential to relieve Rowdy’s discomfort. I can’t wait to see how Rowdy responds to a regular schedule of chiropractic care.

I have so much more to report! However, I’ll end now and write again soon to share his health report and also some of the silly stories of how we’re growing together.

Finally, please allow me to give a “shout out” to some of the people that got Rowdy and I to where we are:

Bits and Bytes Farm - Rowdy came to be mine because you got him off-the-track back in 2001 and gave him a solid foundation of skills to grow on once he had finished his job as a racehorse. You saw in him the genuinely goofy, hard-working, willing-to-please personality that still shines today.

Amy - thank you so much for allowing me to be the one to give Rowdy a new home. I’m thankful for him every day and he’s truly blossoming. He receives the best of care, tremendous amounts of attention, and is much loved.

Rowdy hitches a ride with Bob Lee.
Queen's Rowdy Lad hitches a ride with Bob Lee back to Bits & Bytes Farm for a vet check. July 12, 2007

Bob Lee - you were a gift from the heavens in helping us get Rowdy to the farm in time for his vet check. Your efforts to help Rowdy were out of the goodness of your heart and I’ll be eternally grateful for your generosity and kindness. You did a truly good deed and Rowdy thanks you as well.

All the folks that have worked with Rowdy in the past - Rowdy, while having personality plus, is well-mannered horse with a good nature and tons of heart. He changed hands many times over the past years and it’s clear that he was encouraged to be his funny, individual self all the while. Rowdy still possesses the same spirit and attitude that he had when you knew him, so you can smile hugely when you think about him.

Thanks so much and I’ll write again soon,

Mamie Kerr

July 12, 2007- Rowdy returns to B&B for his vet check

Mamie Kerr recieves Queen's Rowdy Lad from "Bob Lee's Limo Service"
Mamie Kerr recieves Queen's Rowdy Lad from "Bob Lee's Limo Service".

UPDATE 7-11-07 WAS "Rowdy's" Lucky Day!

Queens' Rowdy Lad was a horse we sold many years ago. He needs a new home. Can you make this his lucky day?
Queens' Rowdy Lad was a horse we sold many years ago. 7-11-07 WAS"Rowdy's" Lucky Day! He has a new mom and he has returned to board at Bits & Bytes Farm.

Queen's Rowdy Lad has been returned to Bits & Bytes Farm by his new mom Mamie Kerr! We are extremely happy to have him back in the "family"!!!!

Trainer Karen Boysen with her son Adam, Mamie Kerr and Queen's Rowdy Lad.
Trainer Karen Boysen with her son Adam, Mamie Kerr and Queen's Rowdy Lad.

July 11, 2007

Queen's Rowdy Lad was a horse we purchased from his breeder and sold when we first started selling Thoroughbreds in 2002. He was a real character in the barn. He had the first stall and he demanded that anyone walking by, stop to say hello. He would flap his lips to get your attention. He loves peppermints and he showed great boldness and talent for jumping when he was at Bits & Bytes Farm.

Unfortunately, "Rowdy" has not had the most "stable" life and he has moved from owner to owner due to no fault of his own. It breaks my heart when I think of it. "Rowdy" is my living Black Beauty story. I have tried several times to buy him back only to have him sold to someone else.

We do not always have the resources to buy back a horse and we unfortunately don't have the resources now. All our cash has gone to purchase hay for the next year. This is a horse we will never forget because he has such a cool personality and talent. Just like Black Beauty, "Rowdy" has had good owners and not so good owners but just the same he is a loving and kind horse.

Please call me to discuss Queen's Rowdy Lad in more detail if you think you might be able to make this his "Lucky Day". Click here to see photos of Queen's Rowdy Lad when he was at Bits & Bytes Farm. He is still located in the Atlanta / Canton, Georgia area. His current owners are relocating to Wales in the United Kingdom so they are unable to take "Rowdy" with them. Call me for more information and pricing.
- Elizabeth

July 3, 2007 Photos of Queen's Rowdy Lad

Queen's Rowdy Lad is an off-the-track Thoroughbred in need of a new home.
Queen's Rowdy Lad is an off-the-track Thoroughbred.

Queens' Rowdy Lad was a horse we sold many years ago. He needs a new home. Can you make this his lucky day?

OTTB - Queen's Rowdy Lad needs a new home. He is currently sun bleached from being pasture boarded.
OTTB - Queen's Rowdy Lad needed a new home. He was sun bleached and thin from being pasture boarded.

Horse for sale - Queen's Rowdy Lad

Thoroughbred horse for sale in Canton, Georgia
Queen's Rowdy Lad was living in a pasture in July 2007 when we found him again. July 3, 2007

Horse for sale - Queen's Rowdy Lad

Horse for sale - Queen's Rowdy Lad

June 2002 at Bits & Bytes Farm

OTTB Queen's Rowdy Lad at Bits & Bytes Farm in June 2002

Darrith Russell learns to jump with Queen's Rowdy Lad at Bits & Bytes Farm.
Darrith Russell learns to jump with Queen's Rowdy Lad at Bits & Bytes Farm.

August 2002 at Bits & Bytes Farm

Barry on Queen's Rowdy Lad in August 2002
Barry on Queen's Rowdy Lad in August 2002

June 2001

Queen's Rowdy Lad at the race track in June 2001
Queen's Rowdy Lad at the race track in June 2001.


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