It was his handsome appearance that first captured the attention of 19-year-old Rue Carmen, an engineering student and member of the Equestrian Team at the University of West Georgia in Carrollton. “I was on the internet looking for a horse,” Carmen said. “I was looking for a project horse, one I could work with and develop. As a college student, my price range wasn’t very big. Naturally, we first looked for horses in Georgia. I didn’t think I would have to go up to Virginia. But I found the TRF, and `Big’ was the first horse I looked at.