Mikey is a 1987 born, PA bred Thoroughbred. He raced 32 times on local area tracks, winning several times. His owners retired him from racing at 5, when they saw he was not winning anymore. He was still healthy and they wanted him to have a good life. He was then trained as a hunter and used by his new owner as a trail horse with many cross country adventures. Mikey continued to be owned by the same person, but was a great mount for Pony Club. He went on to take at least 4 teenage girls through Pony Club competing in jumping, dressage, and cross country.
By the time Mikey was in his 20's, and ready to settle down, he became the regular mount of a woman who enjoyed active trail rides and paper chases with limited jumping. To the day he retired at 29, Mikey was a safe, sound and enthusiastic partner for country rides and ring work. He retired to Ryerss Farm on September 29, 2016 and is now getting to know his new friends: the staff, volunteers and visitors to the farm, as well as his 80 herd mates!