It occurred to me yesterday when Mickey was off at a show and Feather had been moved to join the mare pasture with Kalani, Fargo and baby Betty Sue,that I had quite a diverse band of mares, at least from a color perspective. Most English horses are grey or bay with an occasional chestnut to liven things up. My grey, blue roan, Palomino and buckskin pinto look way beyond the norm.
So I set out this morning to catch some photos in the soft morning light. It is going to be about the pictures tonight and a welcome to my new boarder, Jo Ann as well.
First, Betty Sue, a little over six months old and standing 13.3 hands high. She is
“butt high” as we say when babies grow taller in the back before the front catches up.
Finally my favorite girl, Kalani also a study of contrast in the morning light.
And finally some of them all.
Finally, 31-year-old OTTB Hershey joined our barn yesterday and was getting to know pasture mate Prosecco. This is exactly how OTTBs are supposed to end up, old, healthy and happy running with new friends. Thanks and welcome to Jo Ann.
Thanks for riding along. Let me know which one was your favorite picture.
I cannot pick ONE favorite because they are all so very good. And being an OTTB lover myself, I appreciated the last one of Hershey running in the field. My fellow is a child–only 20–compared to Hershey, but I feel the same way about how these fine athletes should end their days.