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The pair competes at the pair this year in Thermal CA at HITS High Desert Classic V in March.

Rogue red mare tamed by love, a champion

Whirling ‘round her handler as if hellfire was licking her feet, the red Thoroughbred mare was barely held in check with a chain over her nose, and a well-muscled walker. “Holiday Cat came out of the barn in a whirlwind, like the Tasmanian devil,” says Jorji McEllrath. “She wasn’t exactly a friendly horse. She tried to kick her handler in the head. But for whatever reason, my daughter Brayle walked up to her and said, ‘This is the horse I want.’ ” “I remember thinking there was no way I was going to put my green daughter on a green […]