MAJOR’S GOLDEN DARE
1991 Racking Horse
Major Gold Smith X Princess Florence
Fresh off of our basic riding lessons, we determined it was time to buy our first horses. Scott had his eye on a spotted Tennessee Walker down south and that was when our equine adventure began. Having taken lessons in our late 40s we figured our older bodies would appreciate the benefits of gaited horses.
The spotted Walker did not work out, but we managed to find the perfect horse for Shelley. Dare spent most of her life with a family that had 3 little girls and was pretty much bomb proof; with Shelley never reaching 5′, Dare was a reasonable height at 14.2 hands. She came to be the first horse at Fenway Farms. She is a Racking Horse and 2011 marks her 20th birthday.
She has the distinction of Fenway’s oldest horse and the only palomino in a herd of black beauties. She comes alive in the presence of “little ones”. They are nothing but smiles as they enjoy their special first horseback ride on Dare. It is not uncommon to see Jamie riding Dare bareback to and from the pasture or on a beautiful moonlit night.