Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Tuesday 19 August 2008

As promised here is a picture of BB's daddy, A Blue Dude (he was a Quarter Horse). BB's registered name is IMA Blue Dudette. I still get goosebumps when I look at these pictures, seeing him in the flesh was truly amazing. While I am not overly fond of the overmuscled Halter horse of today, he was still at an acceptable level for me but then he was only 3 years old so hadn't fully developed yet. Some of them look like Arnold Swartzenegger (sp) with muscles bulging out all over the show. Of course they are fed diets which promote their size so if they went onto a normal diet would probably look a bit heavier than your average big horse.

These horses are bred specifically for showing in halter classes and a lot of them probably never get ridden ever, or see a pasture or outside of a stable while they are being shown. In days gone by horses at shows were more versatile, you would show them in halter then do a western pleasure class on him and go on to run barrels in a barrel race and maybe even rope a cow or jump in a jumping class!! Now everything is very specialised which is a shame.

I dont have much to report today, didnt do very much LOL other than work on the final few orders that I had queries on and a bit of shopping.

Hope you are all having a good week. Take care. ((((Hugs))))



Wingnut said...

Hi Lori, stoppin in, I haven't been around blogging lately. Lots of new great stuff, good to see you riding! Gorgeous "babies" You k n ow BB is my fav :)

Hope to chat soon, catch ya later,

Anonymous said...

I must say I thought this was some kind of statue. It seemed to perfect to be flesh and blood but I guess it is flesh and blood.

I really think horses are extra ordinary and nice.

I still get tears in my eyes when I see the Budweiser Commercials and the one at the Olympics with Benjamin and the dalmation does it every time and I have seen in often.

Imagine my surprise at what popped-out of my sprinkling can > Dances on Sunshine

raccoonlover1963 said...

Love the picture of BB's daddy. He looked absolutely HUGE! Almost like Gee.

Mike said...

Now that is one impressive horse! You're right this one looks like a body builder and to hear he wasn't fully developed at this point.

photogchic said...

Looks like a horse super hero! Very lovely guy.

Gecko said...

Woah, what a stunner! He's beautiful, such a shame!

LuĂ­sa Lima said...

I don't think I would be able to mount him with my small legs :-)

Pony Girl said...

Aren't they doing some kind of leadline halter classes now? Maybe it's just for the younger horses? I recall a class where you longe the horse too, so it's judged on movement. Anyone out there know more about this? I think it was an attempt to diversify the halter classes a little. I think the halter classes are interesting. If the horse is just good at standing there looking muscular, I wouldn't want to breed my mare to him. I want a horse that is athletic, and can move, cut, rein, trail ride. Those halter horses can barely move out on their little hooves. But I do think there has been a small movement towards change for more versatile halter horses.
Anyway, that blue roan is gorgeous, love the color!

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