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Earlier in her life, Elevator Gail trained for the hunter/jumpers while she was secretly pregnant!

At 20, a t’bred full of surprises tackles gymkhana

Elevator Gail is a funny kind of horse. The hard-trying race mare earned her $115,740 in lifetime winnings the hard way, mostly in claimers, before moving on to become a broodmare with a big surprise under her belt. In 2006, after giving birth to her last foal, she was gamely learning a new hunter/jumper career when her new owners noticed something unusual. “She started to mysteriously gain weight,” says her current owner Jessica Bower of California, who has spent many hours blogging about her quirky mare. “Her owners at the time had gotten her after her last breeding didn’t take. […]