Check out the May 2015 Love to Own horse Docs Good N Plenty
Details: 2010 POA gelding by Docs Good N Tuff and out of Docs Honky Tonk Lil, by CHR Tigers Tough Eagle.
Barn name: Toby.
Owned and shown by: Kaitlynn Dickmann of George, Iowa.
Looks to love: We chose Toby for his friendly look. Dickmann describes him as the leading man in her life. She laughs, “He’s a lover. He loves attention and is really photogenic.”
Class clown: “He’s a clown,” Dickmann says. “Once, I let him out his stall to play in the trainer’s arena and he grabbed their dog’s bed. He ran around with it, threw it in the air, and kneeled on it.” He’s not afraid of anything. “If I let him, he’ll play with plastic bags and tarps; he destroys them.”
Game face: “He can be a little lazy at home, not wanting to puck up his feet or purposefully acting klutzy, but at a show he works hard,” Dickmann explains. “I think he enjoys the Western pleasure because he can just relax. He’s really smooth to ride.”
Show-pen setback: Toby started with halter and in-hand classes as a yearling, but hit a roadblock in his 2-year-old season. “He got hurt,” Dickmann shares. “So, as a 4-year-old he was very green. We did really well against more seasoned ponies at the POA Congress in Tulsa. I was really happy with him.” Dickmann next plans to show Toby in all-around competition. “We’ve shown in halter, hunt-seat equitation, Western pleasure, and trail,” Dickmann says. “I’m starting him in reining and driving and plan to take him over fences, too.”