Physicality ~ AKA “Blackjack”
Known around the barn as “Blackjack”: This 5-year-old black gelding by “Magicality” out of Shirley Shine is all business. He may not be the most outgoing horse in the stable, but he loves his job. “He’s just a super physical horse, incredibly athletic, physical, can kill a turn,” Buerger says. And although he’s well-rounded, he shows particular talent in fence work. Blackjack has already been showing in the Derbies—in 2020, he placed in both Idaho and Utah last year, in the Limited and Novice Horse divisions. And since he is still maturing, Buerger thinks he will only improve as he gains experience and confidence.