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Diesel is a 4 year old, 16 hh breeding stock 'Paint' owned and ridden by thirteen year old Brandon Harrigan of Orillia, Ontario. Brandon became partners with this special horse in July of 2007.

Diesel was labeled 'the wild beast' - not broke and very wary of humans. Brandon saw something special in Diesel that no one else did. He brought the horse to Shawn Butler of Butler Show Horses for training. Brandon refers to Shawn as his horse whisperer. By September 2007 Brandon took his first ride on Diesel and by Oct 20, 2007 this pair won the “High Point Hack” and the “High Point Green Horse” at a local horse show. Diesel has steadily progressed with the continued guidance of Shawn Butler and the love and dedication of his young rider.

Brandon and Diesel show primarily in 'Hunter Jumper' classes. Just for fun they tried 'Western Pleasure' at a recent North River Riders Show and placed third. Brandon is looking forward to a successful show season as Diesel never fails to amaze him with his efforts to please.

There is nothing quite like the love of a boy and his horse. We are forever thankful that this kind and gentle soul found his way into our lives and we could change his life forever. It’s quite remarkable when we are asked how we ever got a saddle on him after numerous tries with no success from his previous couple of owners. There was never a doubt in Brandon and Shawn’s eyes what he would become and he proves it every time he gives his heart and soul to a ride with Brandon.

Congratulations to Diesel for being our May 26th, 2008 Horse of the Week!Diesel

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