Bailey's Happily Ever After
When it's right, you just know.
Den Burdette has been working with horses his whole life. As an award-winning equestrian competitor and professional trainer, he’s seen and ridden the very best horses worth tens of thousands of dollars.
Who ever thought it would be an unwanted, used-up, has-been ranch horse that would turn out to be Den’s Soul Horse? But that’s exactly what happened in October of 2017.
Den was hauling one of many horses from a kill pen for Swingin’ D Horse Rescue when he met the horse he would name Bailey, a gelding that looked nearly identical to two other horses Den had recently hauled and quarantined for us. All three fit the description of one of the most common sights on a kill lot: Well broke, teenage, sorrel, working horse.
For some reason, Bailey could not be more unique to Den.