SF Leo

SF Leo

 

S.F. Leo was purchased by the Durdin family for their daughter Granger to ride and show. He was 8 years old when he came to his new home in Florida. When he was first purchased he was one of those horses who loved his job! However, he did not want to have anything to do with people or his new little girl unless he was working. This was hard for Granger to understand because she had been raised around horses like Mystics Magic and Khem-Aura, who were both extremely affectionate.

 

Eventually the family decided to sell him because Granger had been given another horse to ride and show. Well, the fates decided this separation of the new team was not meant to be! A few years later Leo returned to the Durdin family after their move to Texas. Leo survived a major injury to his hind leg in a trailering accident and came all the way back to show soundness. The following year in 1995, Leo and Granger won a $10,000 college scholarship the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Later they went to the Region 9 Arabian horse show where he was High Point Arabian Gelding with a championship win, two reserve championships and two Top Five wins. Leo was shown in Country English Pleasure, Show Hack and Arabian Native Costume. That same year, Leo and Granger went to the U.S Nationals where they won three U.S. National Top Ten awards -- one in each division.Throughout Leo’s show career in Texas, Granger did her own training.

 

In the fall of 1995 Granger went to college in Virginia. After she left, Leo became depressed and wouldn't eat. Mrs. Durdin had to transport Leo to Virginia to reunite him with his team mate. Over the years of owning horses, there have been few that bond with their people like Leo finally did. To go from the horse who didn't like people, to being the horse that wouldn't eat without his person is quite a turnaround. Leo was 19 years old when he left this world on an Easter Sunday. He taught Granger numerous life lessons that will never be forgotten.

 

 SFLeo

Detailed Information on SF Leo:

Sire:

Comar So-Far

Dam:

Lo Raf Cleo

Foaled Date:

2/20/1979

Gender:

Gelding

Breed:

Arabian

Color:

Grey

Height:

15'2"