I acquired Mr Bulldog, aka Fluffy, from Dr. Richard Godbee when I was working for him at Tahitian Noni International. Dr. Godbee was the director of animal nutrition there and was doing quite a bit of international travel at the time. He brought Fluffy to Utah in early April of 2007 so that I could work him for a while. My previous Thoroughbred that I had been riding had been recently sold, and I was looking for a horse to ride. I rode Fluffy for about a month when Dr. Godbee surprised me one day with his papers. He had signed him over to me. It was an amazing day!
We love Mr Bulldog so much. I am grateful for breeders like Mary Lou Griffin [Mr Bulldog is a half-brother to 2000 Washington horse of the year Rings a Chime], who care so much for their horses when they are young. As he is getting older, he is very much being spoiled rotten living out here in Utah. Our nieces did a science project on what type of horse cookies horses like, and Fluffy liked all of them. I think he skewed the results! My nieces not only love feeding him, but love riding him too. He is always very gentle. I think Mr Bulldog realizes how good he has it here.
He is a wonderful horse for me since I no longer ride eventers. I had a serious accident two years earlier ending my desire to ride cross country. Fluffy has always been sensible and responsive in all our riding. I even rode him until I was eight months pregnant. He is now strictly a lower level dressage horse, giving occasional lessons to my nieces. We think the world of him, and he will always have a home here with us in Mapleton, Utah.
Mr Bulldog (WA), 1996, g., Son of Briartic—Outofthebluebell, by Red Ryder.
Raced seven years, 50-8-10-6, $124,611.