Reference: Jetstar's Sunrider
Photos courtesy of Karen Johnson
Sunrider, affectionately known as "Rambo" was originally registered as
a chestnut, but he was actually a chocolate (sooty) palomino. He was
foaled in 1986, a son of Merry Man's
Charm a direct daughter of Sun's Merry Man. Sun's Merry Man was
one of only four offspring by Reycliff Mid-Merry, better known as the
show horse, Hill's Perfection, and the ONLY offspring to reproduce.
Sunrider produced only
three foals before he was gelded: Sunrider's Gold Boot (palomino
stallion), Blue Gold
(cremello stallion), and Sunrider's Delight (palomino gelding).
Memories of Jetstar's Sunrider
was his stable name that his owner called him. He belonged
to a man in Wheatridge. I was in Denver looking through
the horse ads and came across his ad. He wanted someone to
train his stallion in exchange for a year's lease on the
stallion. Rambo hadn't been registered yet, so that was
part of the agreement that we took care of the paper work.
He was a very gentle stallion and liked to watch our young
children at play across the fence.
He once chased
an elk out of our pasture, I wish I had photos of that!!
Soon after we returned Rambo in January of 1990, his
owner gelded him.
Photos courtesy of
the Heritage Highlights. Jetstar's Sunrider
and dam, Merry Man's Charm.
Jetstar's Sunrider at age 20 - not
bad for an old man!
The Westwood Farms Connection:
NEAR HIND SOCK, ON LOWER LIP, FLAX MANE AND TAIL.
MARKINGS: ON OUTSIDE NEAR HIND
SUN'S DELIGHT D.
TWHBEA #410751 COLOR: BLACK
MARKINGS: OFF HIND
FETLOCK, STAR, SNIP, MIXED TAIL.
TWHBEA #640084 COLOR: BLACK
MARKINGS: NEAR HIND SOCK, NEAR FORE FETLOCK, BLAZE.
SUN'S JET PARADE
TWHBEA #510676 COLOR: BLACK
SPUR'S MISS MAGIC
MARKINGS: NEAR HIND CORONET, STAR.
Merry Man's Charm
TWHBEA # 698609
sun's merry man
MARKINGS: BOTH HIND STOCKINGS, STAR, SNIP, WHITE MANE AND
MARKINGS: OFF HIND FETLOCK, ON INSIDE
OFF HIND LEG, NEAR HIND AND BOTH FORE STOCKINGS, ON BOTH
SIDES, ON BOTH SIDES OF NECK, BALD, FLAX MANE AND TAIL.
MARKINGS: OFF HIND SOCK, BLAZE,
WHITE MANE AND TAIL.
FLASH O' GOLD
MARKINGS: NEAR HIND STOCKING, STRIP,
WHITE MANE AND TAIL.
||COLORADO SMOKEY LADY
||BIG STAR'S GOLD LADY
||SUNRIDER'S GOLD BOOT
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