Bailey is a 2000 miniature gelding who was adopted, along with his sister, Buttercup, from a very nice family whose children outgrew them after 9 years .  At that time, he and Buttercup were housed 24x7 in a dark stall until they were taken in. They are larger than average minis, and are trained to ride and drive.  Like his sister, Buttercup, Bailey suffers with COPD triggered by allergies that are controlled with NAC, an over the counter, inexpensive daily supplement for humans.