He's still wearing his plastic "walking" shoes - they're kind of like high heels attached to the hooves, giving these horses their unique, albeit exaggerated, gait. Magic has likely been wearing his unwieldy rubber and plastic shoes for years.
Tennessee walking horses are accustomed to the pageantry of equestrian events - but many, for all the flash and show, don't always have the happiest of home lives.
Yes, they can be showstoppers. The thing is, the show stopped long ago for 13-year-old Magic.
"We suspect the horse has been in the stall for more than three years and possibly even four years without ever having been let outside," animal activist Nicki Callahan, who lives about 50 miles away in Seattle, tells The Dodo.