Monday, August 16, 2010

Baby Pictures

Smokey, all legs.

Today I got a copy of Smokey's papers and I found the farm where he was born and his baby picture.

Here's mom (looks like she's got another bun in the oven):

Rochaven Faith

Couldn't find a pix of dad. (LOOK! Fantasyk Voyage found it for me! Thanks!!!)

and the description fits Smokey's nature: Stormy passes along his gentle disposition and willing attitude, as well as large expressive eyes to his foals.

Mtn Man Majestic Storm

And this is a photo I took of him when he was in for training back as a 3 year old.

The first day I met Smokey, summer of 2009

I plan on calling them once I get the paper's transfered.

One thing for sure - he's no baby now. He has been moved into Lily's paddock and she's in MAJOR heat and he's... willing to make a darn impressive effort. Apparently he's unaware of the whole GELDING thing.

I believe this makes Lily a "cougar." If you don't know what that means, consider yourself lucky.

Even with the distraction of a mare in heat teasing the heck out of him, Smokey (aka Rochaven Smokey Mountain) rode wonderfully.

I finally found my balance at the canter on Lily, stopped leaning forward and even managed to lose the chicken wings. And once again I felt that bubble of laughter at the canter.

I rode with joy, joy to be with both horses.

Life is good.


Trailrider said...

I'm glad for you. Less time writing about your horse troubles and more time enjoying these fine animals!

Fantastyk Voyager said...

Congrats again on your great new little horse. Enjoy him!!
PS- here's a present:

Leah Fry said...

So exciting! I hope you can find a pic of the sire, just for the heck of it. Yeah, sometimes those geldings hang onto their manhood like that.

Breathe said...

Val! How did you find that? THANKS! :)

Anonymous said...

Very, very good. And can we say Cute Pictures!

BrownEyed Cowgirls said...

Awesome. I'm working on getting to that place...where I can just enjoy riding again.

morningbrayfarm said...

And you are such a proud new mamma! Congratulations!

Beth said...

How cute! Isn't it fun to find baby pictures? Added bonus!

Wolfie said...

Very happy for you, Breathe!! BTW, I have a "Beware of Cougar" sign at the entrance to my boss put it there. :-)

Fantastyk Voyager said...

I'm a good googler! lol. Daddy is gorgeous!!

Carol said...

Great pictures! Also, re your previous post, you'll notice I didn't post any of the videos I blogged about a week or so ago :)

Grey Horse Matters said...

Smokey is one handsome boy. I guess sooner or later he'll figure out the 'gelding' thing. Glad you're enjoying your riding time.

Melanie said...

Smokey seems to have come from great stock. Now we now where he gets his good looks from. : )

Oh, and aren't geldings who don't quite realize that they are geldings funny??? My old horse was that way too.

And who knew that Lily was a cougar??? ;)

PS-Glad your video (below) showed you what you needed to work on. They are the best learning tool...sometimes.

John and Regina Zdravich said...

Great pictures! The dad sure is a handsome one!!

allhorsestuff said...

ooou..that "bubble of laughter" it is soo sweet to hear(readyou) you say that!!