ODIE is a ten-year-old, 16.2hh registered chestnut thoroughbred gelding, with a big white blaze and a goofy face. His puppy dog personality is best matched by his tongue, which hangs out of his mouth on all occasions and his tail, which swishes back and forth when he greets you. Under saddle, Odie is one of the calmest and most collected horses that we have in our barn. Whether he’s walking around with a beginner or jumping a course with one of our more advanced riders, he never bats an eye or takes a step out of place. Like all our horses, Odie is accustomed to loud farm machinery, barking dogs and other distractions and always conducts himself like a complete gentleman. If you’re looking for an old spirit in a young package, this sweet boy is the one for you.
Odie's barn name is short for Odysseus.
His registered name is Curlins Rule.
Odie was bred in Kentucky.
Before he came to Frenchtown Riding Club, Odie was a racehorse (under the name Curlin Rules), with over $270,000 in winnings. He raced at Churchill Downs, Del Mar, Emerald Downs, Oaklawn Park, Santa Anita and Oaklawn Park.
Odie's sire was the great Curlin, who retired in 2008 as the highest North American money earner with over $10.5 million accumulated. His major racing wins included the 2007 Preakness Stakes, 2007 Breeders' Cup Classic, and 2008 Dubai World Cup.
Odie sticks his tongue out when he's being ridden. Not long after he arrived at FRC, Maverick began doing the same thing.
Odie has tiny ears.
Odie's bigget fan is Madison.
Click here to see a video of Odie winning at Del Mar in 2017.
To see more Odie, visit our Instagram.