We’d like to introduce Robert. Robert is aIMGRobert thoroughbred gelding, 16 years of age. His color is dark bay and he stands 15 3 ½ hands and weighs 975 pounds. Robert originally was trained for racing, but was not well suited for this occupation. He was returned to the original trainer, Circle C, in Carencro and was finished as a riding horse. During his life he has been owned by 3 individuals and used for pleasure riding. He was eventually donated to Paul Ferrata and he has been ridden in English and Western tack. He has had some professional training by Scott Bougeois and his manners under saddle and on the ground have been impeccable. We are happy to welcome Robert to the ATRO herd and hopes that he spends many years serving our riders and volunteers.

"At Cherokee Ridge"

  Sometimes at night

 When dust and gravel

 Sift through my brain

 I go to Cherokee Ridge

 Where the sun basks

 On women who get up close,

 Dip into pots

 And smear pictures

 On live horses,

 The colors blooming on

 The backs of horses

 The colors blooming out

 Of fingers

 In Rosie's mane

 I am in my granddaughter's hair

 Smoothing out tangles

 Minding the brushstrokes

 Flowers here are lifted

 Freed from their cases

 We set them in warm beds.

 We comb until something blossoms

 Debra Bailey--