Friday, April 15, 2011

The Boy

Okay so I have explained Dressage with the links to the technical stuff.
Now the real reason for all this is a beautiful boy with an amazing family 
affectionately known as
"The Boy"

His majesty has an extended family and fan club with numerous Facebook Aunties (and Uncles) and we love to hear of his life often.
I am yet to meet him in person
and yet I feel a bond already

This is due to his Mum. her devotion to him and the to the rest of his family
"No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle."  ~Winston Churchill
He loves carrots and even had a toffee apple the other day after competing in a 
dressage competition

20 years young with a personality to rival any child
He shares his home with this 22 year old stunner!

Just 2 yrs old
Looking stunning

Showing off

They are spoiled (a little)
with a wardrobe I am envious of

A Lycra hood to wear to bed before competition to keep his mane flat
(and no doubt a tail  bag to match)
A hood complete with ear covers
A Fly Mask that cuts out UV rays
as well has the multitude of rugs
including new ones ready for when it is cooler and he has been clipped
Ones for Summer
Winter Coats
Spring Coats
Autumn coats

and then there are the bridles, bits, snaffles, harnesses, grooming equipment,
Hoof care products, saddles, saddle cloths and
all the other paraphernalia that comes with  horses that
would take a page on it's own to list
he would not need horse makeup as he is already beautiful!

He keeps his stunning good looks with his massages to keep his muscles in tip top condition

No wonder known as the "poor little rich kid in the neigh- bourhood"

Oops he has no Acubra!

The accessories for these four legged family members is immense. 

Snuggy Jams 
and Snuggy Hoods are my favourites though!
"Our Boy"
And where to from here?
Apart from needing an Acubra, playing with Mum,
frolicking in the paddock
and enjoying life in general?

Wherever his heart desires!
Where in this wide world can man find nobility without pride,
Friendship without envy,
Or beauty without vanity?
Here, where grace is served with muscle
And strength by gentleness confined
He serves without servility; he has fought without enmity.
There is nothing so powerful, nothing less violent.
There is nothing so quick, nothing more patient.
~Ronald Duncan, "The Horse," 1954

He knows when you're happy
He knows when you're comfortable
He knows when you're confident
And he always knows when you have carrots.
~Author Unknown

So may Our Boy always have carrots and the love of his extended family
and Thank you for letting us share your life
  and I will try not to get too excited when someone tells me 
that there is a huge sale at the bridle shop, 
because last time it was the 
bridal shop!

1 comment:

Linda said...

Absolutely beautiful post - yes he is much loved and very handsome. Lynne, your humour shines through and chases any dark clouds away.

Thanks for sharing our Friend Annette's "Boy" with us.

Love and hugs,