Man, Bethany makes some nice babies. I took conformation shots of the three babies for the Still Waters Farm’s facebook page and the (coming soon) website while visiting for my Mama, and I was a little blown away by how gorgeous these three are. Continue reading
I am finally mostly recovered from Vacation mode and back in the swing of things at work. I landed in Austin Monday night, and I finally got to see my horse yesterday who was not bad, but also not that great. But I’m not worried. We had a “bad” day, but it was the kind of ride that once upon a time was called a good day, so I’m rolling with it. Despite being happy to see my horse and my dog and my boyfriend, I’m already missing the beautiful Virginia hills Continue reading
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.