1974 - January
Macaloosa was a beloved horse who came
to us in April 1998 at age 22, thanks to the generous Raffetto
family. This winter we found ourselves in the extremely difficult
position of having to humanely euthanize Mack. During his life he
taught so many lessons-and was truly a jack-of-all-trades. Mack had
experience vaulting and driving and was a pony club mount in
dressage, cross country, and jumping, where he competed nationally.
At Three Gaits he shared his personality and life lessons with
riders of all sizes and abilities. Mack was wonderful with our
youngest and smallest riders. He stood patiently at the ramp
waiting for a timid or fearful child to muster the courage to take
that final step and mount. In his early years with us, Mack helped
teach adult riders to trot and canter, allowing them to challenge
themselves to new heights. Unfortunately, winter wasn't kind
to Mack and his arthritis and declining condition forced a troubling
decision, but one we had to make in the face of this wonderful
friend's suffering. We have many fond memories of Mack and will miss
Height: 16 Hands
Former Owner: Nancy
Arrived at Three
Gaits: April 1998
School Horse Specialty: Mack's
movement and demeanor made him an ideal match for hippotherapy.
Life: Mack was used for dressage, jumping, eventing,
vaulting and even some driving! He taught lots and lots of
people about English riding.
know?: Mack had colic surgery at a young age and
was not able to eat grain.
courtesy of Shorthorse Studios