Carolyn Butler was purchased at the Pine Tree Sales auction in Cumberland Maine for $1600 in November of 1982. We bought her for four reasons. (1) She was by world champion
Adios Butler, (2) Her papers showed that she was an early speed horse that could fly out of the gate. (3) Our farm name happened to be Butler Hill Farm. (4) We thought we would eventually like to use
her as a broodmare.
Carolin was the most quiet and gentle horse we have ever known. She never, ever, gave anyone a bit of trouble. But, as soon as you would hook her up to a jog cart or a
sulky, she would turn into a fireball! If you wanted the front end in a race, she could get it. We bought just about every bit they had in the tack shop trying to find one that would control her in