Sgt Reckless has an interesting story behind her name. She was named after a little chestnut mare who served the Marines very well during the Korean War. In 1953, during one of the Marines fiercest battles, Reckless carried 9000 pounds of ammunition up a mountain and carried wounded soldiers back down the mountain by herself for a total distance of 35 miles through enemy fire in the five day battle. She was brought to California after the war and for her heroic efforts she was given the rank of Sergeant along with many other honors.
This Sgt Reckless never had it that tough! She has been the sweetest mare since the day she came and is wonderful to be around. Even though she never raced, Reckless showed remarkable focus and a good brain resulting in a good work ethic for a young horse with very little time under saddle since the track. Unfortunately, due to a possible stifle injury, she will not be able to be ridden any longer so she is being offered as a broodmare prospect or a companion horse for another mare. Reckless has nice flat movement, is athletic, well put together and has a great personality making her worthy of breeding. Reckless has already been acclimated to 24/7 turnout, but she chooses spent time in the barn under a fan when it get too hot outside for her. She appears to be completely sound in turnout, perfect flying lead changes and all.
If you are looking for a companion horse, she is a little standoffish when first being thrown into a new group of mares, but eventually will befriend the mares in the group, following the girls everywhere they go.
Her sire, Latent Heat, placed in 9 of his 12 starts. Maria’s Mon placed in 6 of 7 starts, was the 1995 American Champion 2 year old Colt and is only the 5th stallion to sire 2 Kentucky Derby Winners-Monarchos and Super Saver.