Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Almost wordless Wednesday

Linda asked if I would take pictures of some of her sales horses, and of course, I was happy to oblige. Some of the photos turned out really well, so I've decided to share them here. Enjoy!

P.S. If anyone is in the market for a good endurance Arabian, feel free to contact me for more information!
Kenlyn Irish Cream (GAA Irish x Mi Elegance)
Kenlyn Miata (Kenlyn Navigator+/ x Fortunataa+)
Kenlyn Navigator+/ (Inkouredible x Despirada)
Kenlyn Miata (Kenlyn Navigator+/ x Fortunataa+)
Kenlyn Irish Cream (GAA Irish x Mi Elegance)
Kenlyn Navigator+/ (Inkouredible x Despirada)
Kenlyn Irish Cream (GAA Irish x Mi Elegance)
Kenlyn Miata (Kenlyn Navigator+/ x Fortunataa+)
Kenlyn Irish Cream (GAA Irish x Mi Elegance)
Little Guy, Not  an endurance horse and definitely not for sale

Baby updates

There are no new Kenlyn foals this year, but three of last year's babies are still in residence. I thought it would be fun to let everyone see how they're growing.
The oldest of the three is Kenlyn Dunit Awesome (Awesome Knight x Dunits Blonde Chex). Here he is with James at one week...
And again at one year.
He was cute then...
and is well on his way to being gorgeous now.
Happily, he's as sweet as he is handsome...
and he's pretty darn handsome!
Yeah, he's definitely my favorite.
Next up is Kenlyn Sacred Storm (Kenlyn Psyclone x Kenlyn Sacred Night).
He's another handsome boy.
He's also super attached to Kenlyn Sir Prize, which makes him difficult to photograph.
It's a testament to my persistence that I have this one solo shot.
Speaking of Sir Prize (Kenlyn Psyclone x Fortunataa+)...  I'm sure everyone remembers the mama drama surrounding this guy's birth. Born in the wee hours of the night to a mare who wasn't supposed to be pregnant, he was then promptly stolen by another, more dominant mare.
Fortunately, it didn't take long to sort things out, and no lasting harm was done.
Sir Prize charmed everyone with his great story and flashy black and white color scheme.
He's still striking...
but his black coat is now sprinkled with white.
Someday all those markings will be gone forever. The curse of grey!
It's been such a pleasure watching these boys grow up, and I look forward to following their progress in the months and years to come.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Moving out, moving in

Carol moves out of her house today.
I love this house.
It is as warm and welcoming as Carol herself....
and has been home to many Buxton/Beutel events...
and holidays.
I will miss this house.
I will miss Carol more, of course, but not yet. Today she is moving out of her house and into mine.
It's going to be an eventful couple weeks. I hope we all survive it!

Monday, May 28, 2018

Wild horse hunting in TRNP, part two

When you drive all the way to North Dakota for the express purpose of photographing wild mustangs, there is a real fear that you might not actually find any wild mustangs to photograph.
Fortunately, that didn't happen to Carol and I during our recent trip to Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Within an hour of our arrival, we managed to find a photograph two pairs of horses.
This allowed me to relax and enjoy the Park's other offerings, which were mainly buffalo...
and Badlands.
I really, truly appreciate both those things, but still, I never stopped looking for horses.
There they are!
This band of ten was a long way off in the distance, but there was nothing but prairie between me and them so I got out and walked...
and walked...
until I was standing right among them!
Unlike the roan stallion we'd met earlier in the day, these mustangs were completely nonplussed by my presence. 
The grey stallion ignored me completely...
and this old girl just about walked right up to me.
Sweet old thing. 
It was cold and windy...
up on that ridge...
but I could have stayed there all day.
We went to North Dakota in search of mustangs.
We found them.
And it was awesome.