This is my big gray Thoroughbred gelding, Sterling. He was a dressage champion who suffered a tendon injury and went to auction when he was about ten years old. A horse broker recognized him from his show horse years and bought him, even though he was 200 pounds underweight and sick. A girl I rode with bought him from the broker and nursed him back to health, including getting a tumor frozen off of his hip. When she moved to a different barn I bought him, and we continued in hunter and dressage discipline until his cancer came back and I learned he was starting to go blind. I retired him four years ago, and since then he has been enjoying a pampered life, eating strawberry pop tarts and being the boss of a barn where all the other horses are mostly older than him. Sterling is 22 now and just so sweet!