MiKael asked about the Blue Roan coloring. This is BB's Daddy. He is a true Blue Roan, the black head and black three quarters up the legs and black tail and the rest of the body grey and white hairs intermixed giving it the blue roan effect. Because BB is a paint horse she has the white legs except for the one where just above the knee you can see the black before it changes to roan. She has a black patch in her tail too and the black head. I took this shot at a Quarter Horse Show I was the official photographer of when he was a three year old. He belonged to some good friends of ours that live in Iowa. We had bred him to our Black and White spotted mare Cat that was in yesterday's picture. About six months after this shot was taken he had a similar accident to the one our white stud had where he got his front legs over the top of the roundpen and the one slid down between the two panels, he lost his balance and was found hanging from his front leg. Unfortunately his story didnt have such a happy ending as ours did, he had been there longer than our colt had and hadnt been as calm either and the injuries were really bad. He had to be put down a few days later because of the injuries. I just wish he had been closer to us because I would have taken him on and tried to heal him like I did with our colt and at least given him a chance as a stud but his owner decided not to and as a result BB is one of only two babies that he sired. I just wish she had a bit more of his build in the hind quarters, she has a great chest and muscular in the forearms and gaskins but she is still growing so we will see. This was one of the most beautiful horses that I have ever laid eyes on and he was so well mannered, you had to see him in person, I couldnt take my eyes off of him. I still tear up when I think that he didnt have a chance at life because he was wonderful and I am sure would have sired a lot of beautiful babies.
His name was A Blue Dude, so BB is called IMA Blue Dudette on her registration papers.
Okay that is my soppy bit for the day. Cheers