Cee Mister B Training Blog

Welcome to our CANTER SoCal blog. This has been an ongoing training clinic with celebrity trainer Karen Murdock doing the foundation training for our fabulous, Cee Mister B. Please visit PlayingWithLukas.com to see Karen's own celebrity horse, Lukas.

Karen will be a presenter at The Equine Affaire in Feb., and has also been invited to present at the Int'l Equestrian Festival in Kentucky, and the HITS show, among others!

Karen will continue as a training consultant for all CANTER adopters! She and Lukas continue to work hard as our spokesmen, and bring awareness to the other ex-racehorses needing homes.

Mister B is available for adoption!! We are looking at applications now, but won't make a decision for a little while.
Email CanterSocal@gmail.com for more info!!

Mister B is continuing his training at our new CANTER Barn at Rising Phoenix Equestrian Center in Bonsall, Ca., with trainer Keri Homer, and our own CANTER trainer, Athena.

Athena will continue to update this blog with Mister B's progress, so stay tuned to follow our rock star horse, Cee Mister B.

We think he has fabulous potential for a junior rider!
It will be one lucky adopter who gets Mister B!

Check out our new Zenyatta/CANTER fund raiser T Shirts that will be available starting Sunday the 29th at Hollywood Park!

We also have photos signed by Mike Smith and John Shirreffs to silent auction at the Sunday event.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Mister B

Hi Everyone,

Mr. B is doing great!  We have been working on the smile, nodding yes and free lunging around me at the walk and trot.  This week we added having him put his head down to stretch and relax his muscles and he is catching on quickly.  He spends all morning eating in the sunshine and in the afternoon we play and he gets groomed.   He is very sweet and friendly and loves the attention.  I am so glad that Bonnie saved him.


Monday, October 12, 2009

Hello All!

I've just changed to a new template which I hope is more user friendly for commenting.

Can you do me a big favor and post a comment so I can see how it's working?

Karen is doing an awesome job with Mister B,  and he is truly an awesome horse,  so I hope to have questions for Karen and this forum for her to answer everyone.

She is getting hundreds of emails a night and if she can answer them on our blog it will help everyone.

I also figured out how to set her up as an author now,  so we are getting there!!

Talk to Karen directly in the 'Contributors' section, and the Playing With Lukas link!!

Mounting Mister B

Mister B videos October 9, 2009

Can you believe this great guy?   He stands so quietly for Karen to mount,  he is very eager to do everything she asks,  and he is less than two weeks from his last race!

Everyone who sees Mister B just LOVES him.   What a lucky adopter who gets Mister B.

We are starting to look at applications for him now,  but won't make a decision until further along in his training.   Go to CanterUsa.org to fill out an application and be sure to forward a copy to Bonnie at

Or email me with questions, info about yourself, etc.

One of his first rides on Oct. 9th

Mister B videos October 9, 2009

You can see how relaxed and calm Mister B is,  while only being approximately 10 days from his last race.
Karen tacks him up with no help,  no crosstie, just a relaxed setting.  You can see from Mister B's expression how eager he is to learn something new.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Mister B videos October 9, 2009

Mister B just 10 days from his last race.  Karen tacks him up and rides him.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Exciting Day!

Hi All,

Karen rode our boy today.   She said he was just perfect,  and sweet as ever.   Wow,  just about a week from his last race and he has no problem with a quiet ride.   All he needs is a couple hundred pounds and he will even more stunning.   We're working on that as we speak!

Karen and I went to Barrett's yearling sale yesterday and handed out cards and flyers about Lukas and CANTER.   There were lots of gorgeous yearlings leaving for new racing homes.

Lukas is still getting calls from the media and more awareness is coming for the other ex-racehorses.

Also,  I think I have the comment area figured out now!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Questions for Karen

Hello All!

Please help us spread the word about Karen's generous donation of training for CANTER's  wonderful new horse,  Mister B.   He will be adopted to a lucky new owner after he enjoys 2-3 months training with Karen.   His adoption fee will allow us to have  more horses benefit from Karen's training.

So ask her your questions and learn her very unique methods.   It is so fascinating to see them work with every horse.   Mister B is learning faster than most,  because he is very smart,  and also because he has no issues to re-train first.

Ask her about humming as a tool.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Mister B Day 4

Wow,  everyone who sees Mister B has nothing but amazement for him.   If you'd like to watch his last race,  go to CalRacing,com   and look at Sept. 28th, Race 5 at Fairplex.   Cee Mister B certainly stands out in the crowd!

This boy is so happy and calm and loving his new life already!   Nothing spooks him,  and as you'll see in the videos from today he is following Karen at liberty,  free lunging around her,  and just focused on pleasing her.

Don't forget to let me know if you have interest in adopting Mister B. He will be available in 2-3 months

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Mister B Day 3

Check out Mister B as he looked in his racing career.    As one fan called him,   "He is Mister BeeeUtiful!!".    Although his last race was September 28th,  he is already working with Karen and learning new skills.    She said he has already exceeded her every expectation,  and she is just flabbergasted by him.    He is following her, free lunging around her, coming when called,  gone for walks around the property and saw nothing that spooked him or worried him.    He is completely happy and loving life!

Karen and I both are so highly impressed with Mister B,  and you can watch him blossom through this blog.  I'm going tomorrow to make videos of his sessions and will post them tomorrow night.

Don't forget,  this amazing horse will be available for adoption in 2-3 months.   Anyone interested needs to start the approval process as we will have many applications for him.   The lucky person will be determined further into his training.

Ask Karen questions about her methods using the blog postings,   and she can answer for all to see.

Also,   please go to CanterUsa.org/California and make a donation to the Lukas account to help pay for Mister B's board and care.   Karen is generously donating her training,  but we do need donations to pay for his feed, farrier, vet, etc.  

Cee Mister B

Cee Mister B
First Day