Bud was a once and a lifetime horse. He will always be missed.
Bred by Jim and Tracy Hangley, and trained during his show career by Bob Hughes and Rock Walker, Bud was a once in a lifetime Morgan. In 1998 we watched him win his first class, the Three Year Old Park Harness, at the Morgan Medallion. Bud exploded into the show world that day, and went on to win the World Champion Futurity Park Harness Three Year Old and the World Champion Park Harness Three Year Old. In 1999 he won the Amateur Park Harness as a four year old. He went on to win nearly every park harness class he showed in.
To us, he was always the gangly, beautiful, superbly athletic goofball who would relax his way through warmups, then dazzle under the lights in the ring with an audience watching him. He loved the crowd in the show ring, and in retirement he loved people watching him trot and flag his tail through his paddock. A true Morgan show horse in every sense. Bud lives on through his progeny.