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 most fierce battles, Reckless carried over 9000 lbs 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 5 day battle. For her heroic efforts she was given the rank of Sergeant along with many 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. She is so willing to please and even though she didn’t race, she has a great work ethic and good basics already in place. The video is of her 5th ride and she is so smart. By the end of the ride she was already starting to soften and relax which is a lot for a young, green horse to manage. In time she might be able to jump 2’6” and under. Reckless will be better suited for a quiet rider with experience with young horses because the mare is just turning four years old.
It is fun to watch Reckless with her girlfriends as they all play together so well in turn out. She has gotten along with every mare she has gone out with. She has no vices.
Her sire, Latent Heat, placed in 9 of 12 starts. Maria’s Mon placed in 6 of 7 starts, was the 1995 American Champion 2 year old colt and was only the 5th stallion to sire 2 Kentucky Derby Winners-Monarchos and Super Saver.