2010 16.2 Hand Chestnut Gelding
By Curlin out of Kulik Cat by Giant’s Causeway
Bred in KY by Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings LLC
Last raced: 7 / 9 / 2016 at Delaware Park
Trained by: Thomas F. Proctor
Adopted: 10/29/2016 by Brooke Schafer from the Lexington, KY faciliy
Home State: KY
RRP Makeover Trainer: Brooke Schafer
RRP Makeover Primary Discipline: Eventing
RRP Makeover Secondary Discipline: Dressage
What is your training routine like?
Kulik’s training routine consists of a mix of under saddle and ground work. I typically ride him 4-5 days a week and do ground work the other 2-3 days. He is currently doing pole work or jumping 1-2 days per week. He is doing flat/dressage work 3 days a week and then he usually goes for a hack or does hill work one day per week. I work with a dressage trainer weekly and have been taking him schooling at several other venues to get him off of the farm.
What are your goals with your horse?
My goals with Kulik are to compete at the Prelim level of eventing and Second Level in dressage (or beyond!). I will see what Kulik is able to do and physically accomplish.
Did you go see your horse before you adopted him or did you adopt him sight unseen?
I went to see him as I only live about 5 minutes from the Lexington New Vocations location.
What discipline(s) do you plan to show your horse in at the Makeover?
At this point I plan to do Dressage and Eventing, although that is always subject to change as his training progresses and I see where his strengths are.
What is your greatest accomplishment (to date) with your horse?
So far we have completed both a schooling dressage show and a small jumper show. I am very proud of how far he has come in just a short time. He has a wonderful mind and I enjoy working with him every day.
What is your favorite thing about your horse?
My favorite thing about him is his personality. He has a ‘white’ rimmed eye and he always has a lot of expression – I usually know exactly how he’s feeling by the looks he gives me with those eyes.
What quirks does your horse have?
He loves his alfalfa cubes and refuses to eat his dinner until I add the soaked alfalfa cubes. He loves to slop them around and turn his white nose into a green mess. He always lets out a deep sigh when he’s unimpressed with something I’ve introduced him to. He begs for horse cookies and can hear the bag rustle from the other end of the barn. He’s quite the character.