Sunday, February 11, 2007

11 February 2007 (2nd Post)


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
Lori


12 comments:

Karen said...

This is a great shot! Such a beautiful animal!

Julie Blair said...

Sad story....what a beautiful stallion he was...BB has such interesting coloring....I love her face. I really liked that 3 pic you did of her showing different sides of her face all angles so unique.
Glad to hear the plumbing and heating are working now....
-julie

Ancientimages said...

Oh gosh! He is sooooo beautiful!! I hope your filly turns out to be very much like him and that someday she produces a colt that has all those characteristics you admired in him. Great picture too.

Elaine said...

This is a beautiful shot of a beautiful horse.

Memories Catcher said...

Great shot.Beautiful animal!

Anna said...

Hey Lori...

I grew up in KY and thisd picture reminds me of the statues at the Kentuck Horse Farm. There is one out front of Man O' War that is massive. Great picture!

talj said...

I am blown away by this image, just amazing. Such a sad story but a beautiful memory you have here in this photo!!

CG said...

What a sad story :( So much potential and such a great personality lost.

Karen said...

Wow he looks huge!

Balko Photo (Ingrid) said...

What a great pose!

puzzled said...

Ah, he looked like a king, or at least some kind of royalty. Really beautiful guy. This is an amazing portrait. Sad to read about his tragic accident.

rennie said...

Sad story. I always wonder how fragile this animals are.

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