McPherson doesn't want anybody to get the wrong idea about how he treated the mare. Although he doesn't have the wealth or facilities of Claiborne Farm, he treated Brandy like part of his family. "I fed her, loved her, petted her and rode her around," McPherson says. "My wife and kids rode her, too."
McPherson appreciates the gesture that Seth Hancock made before he took Fanfreluche back to Claiborne. "He told me I could come visit her anytime I wanted, and I'm going to take him up on it," he says. "I got kind of attached to Brandy. I hated to see her go."