Not much to post from the weekend, so today will be a fun post to get to know some of the babies in my life and their lovely Mama.
Bethany is approximately 17. She’s an Oldenburg mare we’ve had since she was four. She’s been semi-retired for most of her life because she injured herself jumping out of a pasture and landing on bad footing, which allowed ring bone to develop. Since she’s not been able to work much of her life, she’s been a brood mare instead, and she’s so good at it.
She was back in work and super sound for a while, so I rode her some when I was around 14, and even did a Jeff Cook Clinic. Excuse the blurry face; the only copy of this I could find was from when my mama was super scared of the internet.
She went lame again shortly after the clinic, and was leased out to be a mom to this beautiful girl who is now 6:
She eventually moved to Florida to be back with my mom and played lesson pony. She carried several students to Short Stirrup and Long Stirrup division champion and taught many kids to be better riders. And then we decided we needed a Bethany baby of our own. Thus was Stellar (Balt’amour).
This year, Stellar started her show career. I got to take her in her first in hand class at a local 4-h show, and she’s now been to Devon where she was third out of eleven in Non-TB fillies.
This spring Bethany had one more baby, and we probably won’t breed her anymore. Meet Beau, who is also by Balt’amour, and is a carbon copy of his daddy.