Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Black beauties

Welcoming committee


Sabbath afternoon I rode along when Rick went to treat a patient. The client owns Shires – lots of them – including the ones Brian drove to victory at the State Fair last year. I have a weakness for beautiful black horses; my very first horse was black, and who hasn't read Black Beauty? Photo op!

I think this coquettish young lady would make a nice mount. Years ago when I first started competing in dressage, one of this client's Shires was being shown successfully in the area.

Broad bums

Aaah; a little to the left!
Oh! Kelly's comment reminded me that I took a photo of Duane's bay Shire, too (yes, they come in bay, and gray as well). Teddy is a big, handsome boy, broke to ride and an impressive sight when used carry the American flag around the arena at the draft shows. But I caught him in a silly dog sit on Saturday after he'd had a good roll. If you click to biggify, you'll see something that makes him look even sillier; heh!


That's the second installment on our holiday weekend from . . .

7 comments:

Susan said...

I LOVE Shires! I have always wanted one (or more...) That looks a lot like Heaven to me!

Kelly said...

Draft horses are so serene looking, it's hard to not just stare at them. My favorites are the Shires, but I like the Clydesdale too. Something about a good looking bay with just the right amount of chrome really appeals to me.

Tombstone Livestock said...

Love the second picture, and the "you scratch my neck, I'll scratch yours".

Mary Ann said...

Gorgeous!

Michelle said...

Come on back, ladies! Kelly's comment reminded me that I had taken another photo, which I've now added. He's a BAY, Kelly. :-)

Thirteen Sheep (Or More) said...

Oh.My.Goodness. And you left ALL of them there? Not even one followed you home? I'm with Kelly. They're all just magnificent!

fiberjoy said...

Silly boy is sticking out his tongue at you! Wonderful horses! The camp I worked at bought a pair of Belgians for driving the wagon and cart. Magnificent creatures.