Thursday, July 21, 2011

Another Day, Another Rain Drop

Will it ever stop? If it weren't for global warming, we'd be in an ice age!

Steve Holt! stayed at pony day care while we were away earlier this month. In other words, my place of work, so that someone could keep an eye on his royal pain in the patootie. Upon return, Darling thought to take advantage of the arena and saddle him up for a ride. One small problem...

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...Darling didn't bring her helmet. So Steve Holt!, all dressed up with nobody to ride, got turned out for a few minutes of saddled play time. Can someone tell me why I've not sold this handsome gent yet???

As long as I had the camera, I snapped a couple of shots of Berta, a lovely little mare also looking for a home.

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Berta is a rescue horse. She'd been used as a brood mare, barely even halter broke, before being sold to a family who knew nothing of horses. They left her tied to the branch of a tree, which eventually broke and she then drug it around. My employer tried a few times to get them to give the mare to her, and finally succeeded about a year and a half ago. Berta was thin, but has now gained weight along with some confidence.

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Seriously...who could hurt a pretty girl like this? A little hard to catch, but once you've got her she tries so hard to do the right thing. Berta is registered with the Pinto Horse Association, and according to her registration papers, she's 25% Kiger Mustang (no wonder I like this girl!) She's also free to the right home...a place who will take the time to love and understand her.

...Sigh...I still hear raindrops pitter pattering outside my window...

12 comments:

Linda said...

She's beautiful and he's handsome...and the photographer is pretty darn talented, too.

Shirley said...

Love that shot of Steve Holt! I hope he finds his person soon.

Becky said...

15.3, solid mind, gorgeous, sound, young... you haven't sold him because I don't have any place to keep a horse right now. DARNIT :(

Cheyenne said...

Beautiful horses, and great shots too!

Margaret said...

He is breathtaking - he is your daughter's horse? Did you train him? I sent you an e-mail...

Tracey said...

Darling actually captured the shot of Steve Holt!. It's a good one, isn't it?

Oh, Becky, I so wish! Well, I'm sure you could board, yes?

Margaret, got it and replied!

Michelle said...

SH! is gorgeous. Around here (FL) though, you would be lucky to get $1500. The market is just flooded with nice horses waiting for their next partner.

Michelle said...

BTW, I am not saying he's not worth the price you are asking. IMO, he's awesome, and I hope the right person comes along soon.

cdncowgirl said...

I would LOVE to have Steve Holt! become part of my family... kinda think the cost to get him here would be huge though. I guess I'll have to keep drooling over his pics (I happen to have a weakness for bays *sigh*)

Crystal said...

That is a beautiful picture of Steve Holt! And the mare is pretty pretty too, they both should be sold already.

Becky said...

Sadly, board around here is between $400 and $500 a month... once you factor in all the little stuff horses like to have (like regular farrier visits and shots and whatnot) it's definitely over $500 a month. :(

Man, he's gorgeous. You've done such a great job with him. I just reread all the posts from when you got him - he sure looks great.

Breathe said...

He is such a babe. I hope the right home comes soon. He's too much of a prize to settle for empty saddle runs.