Sunday, May 16, 2010

Surprise Visitors

I had quite a few visitors to my studio over the weekend. These were by far my favorites of all:



Look Sarah! Arabs!

Isn't Zen a beauty?! The minute I laid eyes on them I knew of course these horses were Arabs. That distinctive chiseled head and dipped nose is instantly recognizable. Zen held his tail majestically too. I learned that he is a twenty year old and had a career as an endurance race horse (something Arabs are especially good at). He's now retired to a farm where these little homeschooled girls take him out for rides.

I haven't seen a beautiful Arab in years. In my youngster days my friends and I belonged to the Arabian Horse Association, we all owned Arab horses, (my friends showed theirs) and we were very prejudiced when it came to our equine taste.

People around here tend to favor the quarter horses and I don't often see this majestic breed.



The girls promised to take me riding this summer and I'm going to hold them to it.

4 comments:

  1. They are beautiful. I hate to say it, but I'm afeared of horses. Always have been. Always will be.

    (Afeared and skeared = the same in southern lingo)

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  2. Oooh!! How exciting! I wanna go riding....

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  3. Dee from Tennessee

    Not sure if I've ever commented - love your blog and admire all that you do! If you're on facebook, you might want to check this: Amigo - One Amazing Horse. It's the true story of an amazing feat of an Arabian horse that was impaled by a tree limb and he's a miracle. I live about 60 miles east of Knoxville where Amigo was treated at the University of Tennessee vet school -- if you have time, read some of the older statuses. What they have been through and overcome -- it's a heart melter. (Can you tell I'm passionate about horses?) His owner loves him so much. Sorry for rambling but when it comes to horses....this ol' senior citzen's heart still beats faster...lol.

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  4. Hi Dee! Thank you for dee-lurking ;-) and making a great comment! I will read about Amigo for sure. Arabians are gorgeous horses aren't they!? I love horses too and wish I could again add one to my life.

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