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Equine Death- Macho Man

Macho Man was well known in the
Carolinas and was loved by all who had contact with him. He was bred by Dale Sloat. His dam was a five-gaited Saddlebred pony and his sire was a Welch pony.

Midge and Blake Cornell (now Midge Hunt) showed him when he was younger. Macho was a great teacher and took care of beginner riders especially the younger riders. Midge moved to Greenville, S.C., in the late 1980s and brought Macho Man along to help her teach lessons at Cleveland Park Stables. The Greg Johnson family bought Macho as the first horse for their daughter Anna and son Rutledge in 1988. Anna and Rutledge both started their careers in the show ring on Macho Man in English pleasure pony classes at horse shows all over the Carolinas and started Anna’s love for ponies.


Macho’s main job was as a lesson pony at Cleveland Park Stables and taught many people how to ride. After some medical problems, he was retired in 2000 and enjoyed his time relaxing in the pasture. Macho lived out the remainder of his life at the Johnsons’ Chanticleer Farm in Nicholasville, Ky., with his buddy I’ve Arrived.


Macho peacefully left us on June 3, 2006, and was buried on the farm. Macho will be missed by many people, especially his girl Anna.

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