T M Burning Bridges (aka “Bluff”)
At a glance
- Breed: Arabian
- Color & Sex: Grey Gelding
- Foal Date: 6-Feb-2007
- Height: 15 hands
- Sire: BURNING SAND AHR*350112 Grey 1986
- Dam: SCARLET O SARA AHR*423833 Chestnut 1988
- Sire of Dam: TIKI SAHIBER KU AHR*90476 Chestnut 1972
- Sale: Not for sale
- AHA Registration #630341
- AERC #H51759
Warning: This is Tennessee’s “Go-To” mount.
We call him “Bluff” and he is one of the sweetest, smartest horses I have come across, he aims to please. He is an extremely fast learner, he watches his feet on trail, he prefers to lead and is a great leader, even at high speed, but he will follow if he must. His compact body makes him very nimble in the rocks and very powerful in the mountains, however, it should be noted that his back is short enough to justify the use of a tight crupper strap or centerfire rigging to keep your girth out of his armpit. He handles well in a snaffle and is also doing fine in an S-hack. He can be a little bit of a napoleon in the pasture, he’s an awesome size, at an extremely stout 15 hands, but he just happens to be in with all the BIG boys and he picks his fair share of fights to manage his place in society. He is just a sweetheart, and a super cool ride.
He not only won the “Wahatoya Cup” for fastest time (1st place) at Spanish Peaks 100 – an extremely difficult, mountainous ride – with a lead of over 45 minutes, but he was also the first ever recipient of the coveted “Kevin Myer’s Memorial Cup,” for best condition. His training is going as smoothly as it possibly can, no hiccups. Bluff has unbelievable recoveries, with finishing CRI’s as low as 46/44!
Bluff and Tennessee finished 7th at Tevis in 2018. The heat and a wicked case of scratches made them give up their lead.