Super old photos of the World Famous Lipizzaner Stallions are super old.
Out of pure curiosity, how old is old? Because I have a random stash of pictures that could be from the same era and I’m one of those people who thinks that it would way cool if they were from the same time.
Does someone want to socialize with me???? Pllleeeeaaassseee?? I want to talk to you guys!!
Her color difference between the seasons is hilarious.
In other news, these pictures are almost one year apart, which means it’s almost been a whole year since I started to work with and get to know Lacey for real, and when that happened, I thought she was going to be my new partner under saddle. Unfortunately, she’s also been down with this injury for almost a year as well. I’m unsure as to her future as a riding horse, but I sure have enjoyed the privilege of getting to hang out and build a relationship with her on the ground. There’s more to horses than riding, and it’s been awesome to get to experience that with a wonderful horse.
I said goodbye to the bay mare two years ago, knowing that she was old and had health issues and that it was very unlikely for me to ever see her again. My barn went to a bigger show this weekend (I skipped out, Diesel has another month until his show ring debut!) and afterwards, I got a comment on a really old YouTube video that said something about seeing me at the show and that they were riding the bay mare. Of course, they hadn’t seen me, but they really had met my barn and they really were riding my Gigi. I absolutely cannot believe that they managed to find me. But I’m absolutely ecstatic. I had a really special bond with this mare- she taught me most of what I know today. Everyone has that beginner horse who can be credited with teaching them the basics- that’s Gigi for me. I was really sad when she left, mostly because it was very hard to get info on her and she’s 25 years old. To be entirely honest, I expected her to have passed by now. But this kid and I talked back and forth, and it was just so amazing to hear that not only is Gigi doing wonderfully, but she’s continuing to teach the same lessons she taught me to new riders. This kid could not stop raving about how much she adored Gigi and how wonderful she was and how much this horse has done for her.
I miss my bay mare, but hearing that she is not only happy and healthy after assuming the opposite, but also absolutely adored and loved makes me so happy words cannot describe it.
I’m really excited about Diesel for a lot of reasons, one being because I’ll finally be able to dress a horse up for the halloween costume contest, and somewhere along the line I got in in my head that we’re gonna be Newsies, and no one will get it, but I don’t even care we’re gonna be so adorable.
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He’s a majestic lion and nothing will convince him otherwise.
Because I never post non-horsey selfies on this blog and I’m feeling brave tonight.