The Spirit of the Red Horse
At the 2009 Scottsdale Show Magnum Psyche pulled off that most impossible of all Arabian horse feats, he was the Scottsdale Champion Stallion and Supreme Champion and one of the show’s Leading Sires in a number of categories.
He was the sire of offspring that won five Championships and five Reserves Championships.... [read more]
The Romance That Is Magnum
At the heart of humankind's romance with the horse is the image of a glorious Arabian stallion, a creature of indescribable beauty that represents our most deeply cherished freedoms. Magnum Psyche epitomizes this vision. An undeniable gift from God, a paradox in the most elemental sense, Magnum mirrors the love and the liberty, the strength and the gentleness toward which we travel on this road of life. Every day, a new chapter in the history of the Arabian horse is written. Since time immemorial, this noble creature has indelibly marked the hearts of the humans fortunate enough to know it... [read more]
Leaders of the Times: Magnum Psyche
The light of Magnum Psyche, perhaps the most influential Arabian stallion of modern times, is not limited to his show ring wins. It is not limited to the accolades of his progeny. The light is not even in the leading sire titles. Rather, the bright, shining light of Magnum is best described by long-time partner and handler David Boggs, “Magnum is more than a horse. More than a breeding stallion. More than a roomful of trophies and awards. Magnum has the heart, the soul, the light of one of God’s most beautiful and special creatures. I have been so blessed to be a part of Magnum’s world... [read more]
Happy Birthday Magnum! A Celebration of Ten Glorious Years
On Saturday May 14 th, at Midwest, a group of close friends celebrated a decade in the life of a great horse. As Magnum turned ten, we paid tribute to the astonishing effect he has already had on the Arabian breed and the people who love it, touching so many lives in a powerful, positive way. This evening honored the friendship, the family and the love that evolves around Magnum, who stands today at the forefront of the most beautiful breed of horse in the world...
Return of the King
Over the course of a lifetime, events transpire that change us, that move us forward in our personal journeys. Once in a great while, such occurrences become landmarks that transcend the individuals most essentially involved. On even less common occasion, a circumstance––and the passion that gave it life––achieve the status of metaphor, setting a standard, an example from which others can take heart and gain courage. Such is the case with the Return of the King . . . [read more]
Leaders of the Times
Michael Phelps gliding effortlessly through the water. Carly Patterson vaulting gracefully through the air. Justin Gatlin flying to the finish line. The 2004 Summer Olympics produced an array of talented athletes that will be forever immortalized on Wheaties boxes, in Olympic flashbacks and on the covers of Sports Illustrated. They were, each and every one of them, inspiring and unforgettable - not just for their medal performances, but also for the hard work and determination that produced those performances... [read more]
The Astonishing Reality That Is Magnum
At the heart of humankind’s romance with the horse is the image of a glorious Arabian stallion, a creature of indescribable beauty that represents our most deeply cherished freedoms. Magnum Psyche epitomizes this vision. An undeniable gift from God, a paradox in the most elemental sense, Magnum mirrors the love and the liberty, the strength and the gentleness toward which we travel on this road of life...
2006 United States National Championships LEADING SIRE
So much has been written about Magnum –– the magnificent individual and show horse, the astonishing sire –– that it’s difficult to know where to begin yet another laudatory piece and how not to be redundant. Fortunately, the repetition of a statement does not negate the facts. And so we say again... [read more]