Birth: 2000 Gelding
Coat: Dark Bay
The gelding had been with Erin since the early 2000s. While working as a racehorse exercise rider, she bought Big for $4,000 with 5 other horses. Big ran up to 5 races before fracturing his pelvis. During Big’s rehab, Erin retrained him as an eventing horse. In September of 2004, she got kicked in the face but was given an offer to move to Masterson Farm. She brought all she had with her—Big and her dog. In 2010, Big and Erin made it to Prelim without a trainer. During his last show, the pair went double clear. However, Erin heard something in his chest and decided not to do the Cross-Country phrase. After having a vet check him out, he was diagnosed with degenerative lung disease.
What happened to the 5 other horses, you may ask? One horse was traded for a pool table, and 2 became broodmares.