I first remember seeing “Sleepin” right after Congress while scrolling through Facebook. This massive red gelding was sweeping in Huntseat classes, and he had just won 2 Congress Champion titles.
He had a pretty incredible trot, and his canter was soft and perfect. I knew that this horse was going to do great things. I continued to stalk-I mean-follow Pax, drooling over his amazing rounds and beautiful movement.
During the Little Futurity that runs along the Tar Heel Triple Classic at the Raleigh JB Hunt Horse Complex, Meg reached out to do a mini session for some upcoming articles. When she said it was of Pax, I was beyond excited. I had a pretty big crush on this horse, and I was SO excited to get him in front of the camera!
When I walked up, Meg greeted me with a big smile and was ready to get started. Pax was absolutely massive, but gentle and calm for being so young. We started with some casual pictures.
Meg had shown in the AQHA circuits for years, and she said that when she found Pax, they knew he was going to be something pretty awesome.
She talked about how Pax is so much like his showname, “Sleepin”. He is just a calm, gentle guy that tried to take a few naps during our shoot. He was a total sweetheart!
Not to mention, Pax it totally flashy with four white socks. Meg started the hashtag, #WhiteLegsForTheWin as he started sweeping the huntseat events. And let me tell you, he DOES win.
Pax, a 2014 sorrel gelding by Too Sleepy To Zip and out of Lets Get Zipped, captivates you as he moves around the pen. He is a wonderful mover and is very willing to do his job.
He is currently under training with Keith Miller, at Miller Quarter Horses where he rides in the Junior events.
After our casual pictures, we got some more formal ones with Meg’s new coat and shirt from Winning Couture. It matches Pax PERFECTLY.
I hung around after to watch Meg’s class and take a few rail pictures. I was so excited to see them in action in person!
Needless to say I was not disappointed. Pax was absolutely stunning as always!
Pax boasts two Congress Champion and two World Champion titles already. He rocked the Little Futurity, as well as other large AQHA and NSBA shows.
I have no doubt that Meg, Keith, and Pax will continue to do wonderful things in the arena.
Pax is truly a once in a lifetime horse, and I have a feeling he will be in the AQHA history books.
Trainer: Keith Miller at Miller Quarter Horses
Show Clothes: Winning Couture