June 8, 2013

Sunday Stills ~ Horses

Excalibur
California Open Jumper State Champion
To gather photos of horses for this assignment,
I decided to dig through our archives.
Here's a small tour through our barns, past and present.


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 Excalibur was one horse that was all show ... in every show. He absolutely glistened!
He never refused a jump. He loved every minute of showing his unique talents.
His ribbons and trophies are still in his cabinet. He was a pro and my big thrill.
I'll always remember him with great pride, joy and love!
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Black horses have always been the residents in our stables throughout the years. 
Each of them were perfect in their own way. 
And we loved them all with our whole hearts!


Gabe
with the movie star

Gabe
was a dignified, professional business minded horse. 
He could calm any companion horse on the trail.
He was beautiful, sensible, refined and a joy to ride.
He was our gift and we shared his love until his last day on earth.


Ebony's Rapid Transit
with mom

Ebony was the love of my life. He had the most heavenly glide ride.
He was an angel. He shared his loving spirit with young and old.
We shared 25 years wonderful years together.
He died in my arms just after his 30th birthday.
I miss him more than words can say.


Royal

Royal
...what can I say about this wonderful horse without using every adjective possible.
So I will just describe him as ... perfect, absolutely perfect.
To ride him is like floating on air. 
He has the manners of Cary Grant. He is full of charm and affection.
I love this boy ... beyond description.


Little Joey
The Rescue Horse
And never to be forgotten is Little Joey, the rescue horse.
He was found old, starving, and abandoned.
He was black ... so, we added him to our barn.
Royal and Joey became great friends.
Joey died at a ripe old age, healthy and happy.
We remain grateful for the joy he brought to us.

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We have had other beautiful black horses who blessed our barn.
Their photos remain in boxes just waiting for the memories to be enjoyed, again.


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We have been blessed beyond measure
by each horse that has shared their lives with us.


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26 comments:

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    1. Hi Dom,
      Thanks much for your kind comment!

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  2. What an amazing group of gorgeous horses!

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    1. Hi Dancing Donkey,
      Thanks! Glad you think they're "lookers", as well! We loved them!

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  3. WOW! What beautiful horses. The words you wrote for each picture were so lovely. Some brought tears to my eyes. :)

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    1. dibear,
      Many, many thanks! We were lucky to have such wonderful horses!

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  4. Love your Black Beauties, all of them!

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  5. Lovely memories of your horses..they are all beautiful:)

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    1. Hi Far Side ...
      Thank for your kind words. We have been very lucky, I think.

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  6. Wonderful horses and sentiments (and photos). So much love!

    Thank you for sharing their stories.

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    1. Hi Detroit Dog,
      Thanks!! It was so wonderful to gather their photos and remember each horse. They made our life much richer.

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  7. Great post and amazing horses :)

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  8. Great photos, complete with a heartfelt tribute to your beloved majestic horses. Well done!

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    1. Aurora,
      Many thanks for your comment. We're all lucky to have horses in our lives.

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  9. That's such a beautiful herd of horses you've had and have, thanks for sharing such special pictures :-)

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    1. Hi Three Muleteers,
      Thank you, thank you. We sure loved them all!

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  10. Thank you for sharing your memories of these beautiful and well loved horses.

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    1. Hi Grey Horse Matters,
      We are all so lucky to have wonderful horses. I admire your beauties!

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  11. I enjoyed 'Royal' the best, really enjoyed the post with loads of them with individual stories. :)

    Am a big fan of ur's,

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    1. Thanks !! I'm a big fan of you and your wonderful photos!

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  12. Great shots, I'm still trying to figure out where I've seen the (Movie Star) before looks really familiar..:-)

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  13. The movie star keeps saying he's billed as Clint Eastwood in some movies and Harrison Ford in others. :-)

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