If you're like me and have a passion for riding and ponies and horses, now that you know what the Crumb looked like, you'll probably want to know where he came from and how I came to have him. It's sort of like seeing a horse van or trailer go by--I always ache to stop it and look inside and find out whose horses they are and where they're going, and certainly where they came from...
This passage from the first chapter of Jean Slaughter Doty's The Crumb has always resonated with me. Like Cindy, I am endlessly fascinated with the horses in my life. I want to know all their details--where they were bred, who they've belonged to and what they've done. In the old days, this information was often impossible to gather.
Now, of course, we have the internet. With just a few keystrokes, I've discovered a wealth of information about my new best bud, Rev. An old sale ad on equinenow.com describes him this way: Gorgeous, Flashy Registered Arabian Gelding. Champion/Regional Titles in Hunter Pleasure, Country English Pleasure, English Pleasure. Fantastic Endurance or Dressage horse. "Ralphie" never takes a day off! Willing and kind, really eager to please and protect his rider. Very safe, perfect ground manners, great personality. Wonderful with other horses, especially youngsters. Easily worth 4x what we're asking! $1000 OBO.
It also included several photos of him in his summer coat,
and, best of all, his full pedigree.
and two of his half siblings.
Oscar de la Renta
(DS Major Afire x CR Berry Brandy)2006 PB bay gelding. Scottsdale Signature Stallion 2010 Res Champion English Pl Futurity and 2011 Top Ten English Pl Maturity ATR.