All the Pretty Horses

Baby Betty as the leader of the pack.

Baby Betty as the leader of the pack.  (LOVE this shot)

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.

Betty shining in the morning sun.  Clearly, butt high.

Betty shining in the morning sun. Clearly, butt high.

What a face!

What a face!

Trotting with Fargo.

Trotting with Fargo.

Fargo becoming a beauty in her right with a little daily attention.

Fargo becoming a beauty in her right with a little daily attention.

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Pretty mare Feather, startlingly against the sunlight.

Pretty mare Feather, startling against the sunlight.

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Finally my favorite girl, Kalani also a study of contrast in the morning light.

Kalani, blue roan quarter horse.

Kalani, blue roan quarter horse.

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And finally some of them all.

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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.

Hershey  meeting Prosecco for the first time.

Hershey meeting Prosecco for the first time.

Prosecco questions if this was a good idea.

Prosecco questions if this was a good idea.

 

This will be Hershey's last home and I hope everyday is as good as today.

This will be Hershey’s last home and I hope everyday is as good as today.

Thanks for riding along.  Let me know which one was your favorite picture.

One thought on “All the Pretty Horses

  1. 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.

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