Wednesday, May 2, 2012

It's a boy!

As much as I like to pretend otherwise, Trillium does not belong to me.  

Instead, she is owned by a woman named Aline who is a horse trainer, riding instructor and long time dressage competitor.  Recently, Aline and her husband purchased a large tract of land where they hope to build a first class sport horse breeding and training operation.

To that end, Aline bought a young stallion prospect from St. Johns Warmbloods in Charleston, Missouri.  He was delivered yesterday, and I was delighted to be on hand to witness his arrival.
Because we were both so excited to meet him, it seemed as if it took forever for the shipper to start the unloading process.
Finally, a glimpse of Sport!
But...      
Nothing is easy.
This went on for a few minutes. 
Reinforcements arrived... 
but it was clear that Sport really didn't want to walk down that ramp. 
 Fortunately, someone decided to try backing him out.
This worked perfectly.
Congratulations, Aline!  It's a boy! 
Welcome to Colorado, little man! 
Stay tuned for more pictures of the new arrival.

4 comments:

  1. What a handsome boy! He looks gorgeous with those sun-bleached hair tips. Looking forward to see more photos of this beauty! :)

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  2. haha, my first pony used to hate those rugs too... he would just leap all the way over them!

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  3. We always back our horses out of the trailer; they seem to be less scared that way (you would figure that backing out would be scarier, but no).

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  4. Aline's trailer doesn't have a ramp, so it will probably be a long time before Sport is confronted with this particular problem again. Really though, he did fine. It was a big day for him, and no one expected him to be perfect. After all, it's hard moving to a new home especially when you're just twelve months old!

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