Summer Snow (barn name Rainer) left Emerald Downs in near Seattle, WA and arrived at Blue Rider Farm in Eugene, OR on Thurs. He is a 9 year old gelding with a strong racing career… 41 starts! That says a lot about his strength and stamina. He was selected by Devin Robel to participate in the Prodigious Fund’s 100 Day Trainer Challenge. The goal of the Prodigious Fund is to recognize and support positive efforts made to re0home Off The Track Thoroughbreds (OTTB’s). Five trainers are participating in this year’s challenge.
My first introduction to Rainer came while Devin was participating in a 3 Day Event competition with 2 of her personal horses and helping her students with their competitive efforts. She needed someone for morning feedings and I offered to help. Rainer’s personality is quietly captivating. His athletic ability is obvious, but his years of racing experience have helped him adjust easily to change. He is a gentle giant. Devin will start working with him this week and it will be interesting to watch him in action as he starts to learn a new career.