Scudder Moon ("Baby Sally")
2000 Bay Roan Gelding
AQHA (16 hands, 1300 lbs)

We are saddened to report that Baby Sally passed away during the overnight hours of June 13th, 2015. We knew that his heart condition would limit his time here with us, and are comforted knowing that he lived out the rest of his days on pasture without a care in the world. He went peacefully, which is more than we could ever ask for, and is buried down by the creek near our beloved Duke. RIP.

If you were to look up the word "workhorse" in the dictionary, there is no doubt in my mind that this gelding's picture would be listed there. "Baby Sally", as he is affectionately known to many in the world of rodeo, is one of the best pickup, rope or working ranch horses in the business today. He could literally out pull, out run and out gut just about anything on four legs - equine or not. Baby Sally has been a common figure at the 'Daddy of 'em All,' getting the call each year to join Matt Johnson's string of pickup horses for the iconic Cheyenne Frontier Days rodeo. When somebody hasneeded a good one they can count on, they turn to this gentle giant.

It's hard to imagine the rodeo arena without him in it, but as with everything in life, that time has come. Mid-way through the 2014 summer season Baby Sally suddenly developed uncharacteristic signs of fatigue, lack of air and weight loss. We were immediately concerned and knew that something was definitely up, and our fears were confirmed when the vet diagnosed him with acute onset heart failure. But, if any animals have earned themselves a quiet life of retirement, this one has, and we are making sure that he gets it. So for now, Baby Sally is enjoying his newest position in life - permanent pasture ornament - and we can assure you that he is taking full advantage of it.

See his full pedigree here.

Photos courtesy of: KB Photography, TJ Johnson Photography, and Idaho Statesman.

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