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February 2017: For many years our dear friend, Gambler, has suffered from a metabolic disorder that we were able to contol with medications and dietary changes. Unfortunately throughout the winter the side effects of his disease and the treatments had dimished his quality of life. This decision is never easy - but seeing him this winter with none of the characteristics of this gregarious and beautiful friend helped us understand it was the right decision. Special thanks to Alexandra Lovejoy for donating Gambler to Three Gaits, and to Shelly Reichart for recomending Three Gaits as a potential home. Our gratitude to Country View Equine Clinic (Drs. Batker, Hirsbrunner & Anderson) and to our farrier, Martin Roche, for their compassionate care of Gambler. To Gambler's sponsor (who wishes to be anonymous) thank you for supporting him during his time at Three Gaits - your support made it possible for him to be such a special part of our program. Thanks also to all of our riders and volunteers who made Gambler's last years so special - he thoroughly enjoyed and seemed to soak up the attention and love that you all shared with him! Bye special boy - you'll be missed by a lot of people.

  • Registered Name: Rafiks Xtahcee
  • Foaling Date: February 26, 1990
  • Breed: Arabian
  • Height: 14 Hands High
  • Color: Bay
  • Markings: Blaze
  • Former Owner: Alexandra Lovejoy
  • Arrived at Three Gaits: July 2012
  • School Horse Specialty: Gambler is great with students of all ages because he has a lot of stamina and strength - both traits often associated with his breed. He is also cute, sweet, and fun to ride!
  • Previous Life: Gambler lived at a lovely dressage barn in Lake Mills before coming to be with us at Three Gaits.
  • Did you know?: Gambler loves to put his ears back when you ride him to listen closely for any verbal cues you may be giving him.


Photograph at top courtesy of Shorthorse Studios


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