So much concentration crammed in one photo!!
Sophie Simpson, 2014 Pessoa/USEF Medal Finals.
Source: The Chronicle
Cute babes yesterday!
Edward Gal and GLOCK’s Undercover
2008 Welsh Pony Stallion
Rant coming up.. so continue scrolling or mount up, ‘cause we’re going for a ride, folks.
Everyone just take a gander at these horses, Kids Classic Style and Seriously Secure. Now try to imagine these horses working cattle. Can you?
While the image in my own head is actually quite laughable, the direction the Quarter Horse breed has headed is a serious matter. These two horses are world champion halter horses. What happened to judging an animal based on whether it looks like it could work efficiently or not? These horses look like they might keel over if shown a cow.
I was born and raised in Texas, and brought up around Quarter Horses. Believe me when I say, I hold this breed very close to my heart. I find the “ideal” halter horse absolutely appalling. That is NOT a well bred Quarter Horse at all, despite any argument a person may try to bring up. It’s invalid. A well bred Quarter Horse is able to work. Period. No if, ands, or buts. They should be able to work, and work efficiently. A well bred Quarter Horse does NOT have tiny feet, a hude body, and posty legs. The ideal Quarter Horse should be able to twist, turn, and pivot without falling over or breaking something. A horse of that weight is simply too big. That weight will cause too much strain and stress on the horse’s joints and bones.
Some of you may be wondering why you should care about this at all, if you don’t own a Quarter Horse or aren’t really interested in them… but can you imagine a Thoroughbred reaching this mass and then trying to race? Or a warmblood with this bulk trying to jump? What if all polo ponies were this big? What if Shetland ponies were all 17 hands tall? What if these massive Thoroughbreds, warmbloods, polo ponies, and Shetlands were considered the IDEAL LOOK for their breed? Can you imagine that? How absolutely furious you would be at the destruction being done to your favorite breed? The point is, Thoroughbreds should be able to race, warmbloods should be able to jump, polo ponies are for polo, and shetlands sure as hell should not be 17 hands tall. And the Quarter Horse should be physically capable of ranchwork and racing.
The United States was built on the back of this breed. What has happened to it?
Rant over. But here, have a working Quarter Horse:
none of these photos are mine and can be found via google search by typing in their names.
That’s a big Dalmatian
Gorgeous paints and fall weather
» Cheyenne Schultz
The kisses. Take them.
Another shot from yesterday of my goofy horse not knowing that he was free to run around as he pleased.