When Gail Bentzon arrived at the farm to look at OTTB Allomyprospects, his owner Linda Fohl told her that he was just out back in a pasture, and that she’d go “call him.”
“I thought, oh sure, he’s just going to come running,” Bentzon says. “Then she yelled, ‘Pom Pom!’ and from the back of the field, you could hear him running. Then this big, dark puppy of a horse popped out from behind the tree line!”
Barefoot a happy, he approached Bentzon’s daughter Maaike like he was greeting an old friend.
After a brief meet and greet on Fohl’s farm Hole in One in Tallahassee, Fla., the OTTB and her daughter have become fast friends, and great riding companions.
A little clumsy and out of shape at first, Allomyprospects tried his heart out and wowed a family who hadn’t worked with a Thoroughbred before this point.
The family’s association with the big puppy has made them all believers: “We are all Thoroughbred fans now!!”
In this picture, Maaike stands with Miss Daisy, the family’s Dutch Warmblood, and daughter Alex stands with Allomyprospects, on the right.