Barons Honest McCue, or as I called him "Myckee", is a 1986 chestnut quarter horse. I bought him in the summer of 1990. At this time he was a green-broke 4 year old who knew very little.
Myckee helped me through that tough transition from college to the real career-world. I graduated from college in 1990, and moved several hours from all of my friends and family to take a new job. My secondary job was to train Myckee to be the all-around horse I wanted.
Myckee's best classes were the hunt seat events, including jumping! He had a natural long, sweepy trot, and carried himself nicely. He and I became true partners as we went on to show and win in many different events. Myckee became an excellent equitation horse. He was wonderful at patterns, and sometimes I would only have to think the pattern, and he would perform it!
Myckee in Hunter Under Saddle - early 1990's
April, 1991 - showing at an AQHA show in Tallmadge, Ohio in Novice Amateur Equitation. We placed 2nd out of 7 both days to earn our very first AQHA point!
Taking advantage of the beautiful riding arena where I boarded to get some great photos (1990)
We look thrilled about showing in the mud!
Showing at the CSHSA Fall Round Up 1993
Myckee and I at St. Marys, circa 1993.
Myckee over fences - circa 1991
Myckee and I learned together (which is always a scary thing). He would jump anything I pointed him at, which helped with my confidence. I often wish I could have him today, with my increased knowledge and skills we could have gone a lot farther!
Myckee also did western (not as good as his English classes, though!), and was a push-button showmanship horse. When I showed him, it was an all-day affair!
Myckee in Western Pleasure and Showmanship - early 1990's
It's fun to see how styles have changed since 1990! I cringe looking at some of these photos, but we all have these hidden in a box somewhere, don't we? It's nice to know where I came from and how far I've come.
I owned Myckee from June 1990 to October 1995. He taught me a lot, and gave me a chance to try a lot of different show classes. He was also my first experiment in horse training, and I learned a ton about horse training with this experience!
Misc. Photos of Myckee
Me with Studlee and Myckee - 1991
Myckee often gave pony rides to my nieces (L to R: Courtney, Caitlin, Shannon, and Jackie) - circa 1994
1990 - the day I purchased Myckee as a green 4 year old and brought him home! Ye gads...I ccan't believe that was me! How humbling!
Training at the trot - 1990
Training photo - summer of 1990 (I had only owned him a month or two)