Champagne Dude | “Thunder”

Retired to Cashiers, NC

Sponsor: Jackie & Lee Martino

Breed: Paint
Age:
26
Size:
15.3 H
Donated by:
 Penny O’Dea

It comes as a surprise to learn that our 15.3 H black gelding, Thunder, is a registered Paint. If you look very closely you can see a lighter and darker pattern of pigmented skin underneath his glossy black hair. His official American Paint Horse registered name is “Champagne Dude,” and although he is no Big Lebowski, he’s pretty easy going. Thunder proved himself to be a wonderful Therapy Horse, and served in our Therapeutic Riding, Hippotherapy and EASE programs. Born in 1995, he was donated to Quantum Leap by one of our volunteers, Penny O’Dea. Currently Thunder is sponsored by our Board member and volunteer, Jackie Martino. Struggles with the heat and humidity in Florida necessitated Thunder’s retirement. He is currently living in the mountains of North Carolina with another Quantum retiree, Ganelon!