Meet “Walking in Memphis”, Achieve Equine’s “It’s About the Horse®” Horse of the Month

Achieve Equine, LLC announces their “It’s About the Horse” March Horse of the Month: Walking in Memphis. Known as “Joey”, at only 2½ years old he found himself at an auction house set to ship for slaughter, severely underweight with significant dental trauma. As resilient as his namesake (the horse in the film War Horse), after his rough start to life Joey has gone on to show in numerous championships in the 2′-2’6″ hunters, ending as the MHJA year-end champion the last two years. He is now ready to step up to the 3′ hunters.

Joey’s first known owner provided several months of recovery before he was started under saddle and received some basic dressage and jumping training as well as some exposure to trail riding. Stina Thakor, Joey’s current owner, puchased him in 2020 from the woman who rescued him right before he turned 6 as a green hunter prospect. Stina describes her equine partner “as sweet as they come”. She goes on to say “I’m constantly amazed at how kind and forgiving Joey chooses to be. He just seems grateful. He got very lucky to have a strong network of loving people who helped give him a second chance.” Joey apparently is not one to forget these kindnesses- even though he was only with his first rescuer only a few months, when he saw her at a local show last summer he stopped, turned, and walked straight over to her and put his head right in her face.

Read more about Joey’s story at Monthly, Achieve Equine’s It’s About the Horse campaign shines a spotlight on a horse’s current and past achievement on the company’s website, social media and email subscribers. For more information about the campaign and to view the featured horses, visit


About Achieve Equine, LLC: Achieve Equine is a worldwide distributor of innovative, evidence-based products. We partner with carefully selected equine brands to deliver safe, functional and validated technologies that improve the health and safety of horse and rider. Achieve Equine is the maker of FLAIR® Equine Nasal Strips and the exclusive North American distributor of VIP Equestrian Half Pads and Iconic Equestrian Saddle Pads. For more information, please visit

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About VIP Equestrian Half Pads: Designed in Europe, the VIP™ Original Half Pad is made with a proprietary, viscoelastic polymer (not gel) with an innovative Bobble™ surface design. The VIP Pad alleviates pressure points and evenly distributes weight to keep your horse comfortable and feeling his best. At only 8mm thick, the VIP Pad provides superior impact protection for the horse’s back and does not interfere with saddle fit. It is hypoallergenic, bacteriostatic, easy to clean and is not sticky. Available in multiple colors and sizes to fit both English and Western saddles, visit to learn more and shop today.

About Iconic Equestrian Saddle Pads: Designed in Australia, the Iconic Equestrian™ Original 2-in-1 Saddle Pad is a luxurious, anatomically shaped English saddle pad with a revolutionary removeable inner LinerPad™. The patent pending 5-Point Attachment System keeps the LinerPad securely in place while riding and easy removal makes washing a breeze. With beautiful piping, stunning colors, and high-quality fabrics, ride in style with Iconic Equestrian Saddle Pads. Available in both jump and dressage options, visit to learn more and shop today.


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