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Archive for 'horses'

A Lesson From Xenophon

From the Parthenon…, originally uploaded by sp!ros. In order to work at the highest degree with a horse, that horse must trust us without reservations. Only then can the horse be free to offer its highest compliments to us as horsemen, and give of itself without fear. — Xenophon The chirping of birds is all […]

Vermont Winter

Vermont Winter, originally uploaded by elefanterosado. This was taken last winter with my point and shoot. But this is about what it looks like outside right now. Winter in Vermont. Gotta love it. Or not. As an acquaintance of mine who winters in San Diego put it: “We scurry away at the end of Fall […]

Chaos Learns To Drive

Chaos Learns To Drive, originally uploaded by elefanterosado. “Chaos,” a one year old Trekkaner gelding learns to drive in the soft sand and surf of Parsons Beach. It was a cool, windy October day, but Chaos showed courage under side reins and surcingle as he walked gamely through the cold Atlantic Ocean. His driver uses […]

Bring The Camera Closer, Darling

Bring The Camera Closer, Darling, originally uploaded by elefanterosado. My brother always loved the classic Catherine Deneuve commercial where she’d demand that the photographer pan in on her face as closely as possible. “Bring the camera closer, darling!” she’s purr in her sexy French accent. “I’m Catherine Deneuve!” My brother, who passed away 21 years […]

Going For Broke

Going For Broke, originally uploaded by elefanterosado. Admittedly, not the best scan. The original print is much nicer, but this was taken way back in the days (ee gads!) before I owned a digital camera. Here Cleo and I are trotting into the vet check at the Colfax Coal Rush endurance ride in New Mexico, […]

Marlboro Country

Cowboy & Horse, originally uploaded by elefanterosado. This is the last shot I took in New Mexico, and it is also my favorite. Cowboy and horse trainer Michael Foth sits astride my Canadian Cheval mare, Jem. Mike has spent over three months training this former broodmare, working her on cattle, the ranch, and round pen […]

This is love

This is love, originally uploaded by elefanterosado. After a fun romp across the paddock under mommy’s watchful and protective eye, Windsong & Cleo pause for a moment of repose. It’s good to be three days old.

Presenting “Bailef’s Windsong”

Presenting “Bailef’s Windsong”, originally uploaded by elefanterosado. She kept us waiting nearly two weeks, but finally delivered the goods. Early this morning I heard my husband shout one word from the barn: “FOAL!” And there he was indeed, all wobbly legs and fawn-like body. Mama had obviously had her delivery in the early morning hours. […]

Portrait of a Spanish Arabian

Portrait of a Spanish Arabian, originally uploaded by elefanterosado. Registered name: W.C.R. Estrellita Barn name: Cleo Pedigree: Vallehermoso x SY Malika Grand sire: An Malik Famous relatives: granddaughter of Spanish national treasure Galero. Due to foal: June 7, 2009 Age: 18 Years together: 15 Miles covered: countless Happy Mother’s Day, old girl.

Don’t Mess With My Woman

Don’t Mess With My Woman, originally uploaded by elefanterosado. Walter The Goat shows he’s protective of his best friend Cleo, a nine months pregnant Arabian mare. Cleo will have her first foal in early June. Except for when they go into their stalls at night, Cleo and Walter are seldom more than this far apart […]