MAX, a.k.a. MAXIE, is a Lilac Sabino Tennessee Walker, born in South Carolina. Maxie was the most exquisitely-moving gaited horse that his former owner had ever seen. Max spent years with trainers, in seminars, clinics, learning ground work, centered riding and even studying some dressage. He was retired and put out to pasture in 2001. Max became a personal friend and companion to his former owner, helping her recover from cancer. Maxie taught his former owner enormous lessons of recovery and enlightened her on how to respect, handle and truly love horses, not for what they can do for us but for what they are able to BE to us.