Last Saturday I met a big sorrel horse named Roy. "Roy" is apparently a temporary name, his owner says he hasn't officially named him yet,  but Roy does seem to fit him.  He's a Belgian/TB mix.  And if your not familiar, the Belgian is a huge draft horse.  Roy is built like a small Belgian at 16 hands and probably 1400 lbs. He's a big boy. The Thoroughbred is a tall, slender breed and opposite of a Belgian in temperament. It seems to be a nice mix. He's surprisingly athletic with a willing and relaxed disposition. His owner has hunted with him for several seasons I think. The hunt season starts in late October. Foxes will be harmed I fear. I love the running and jumping, but blood sport has never been my thing.  I may be mortified. 

I took these pictures tonight. Here he is after much labor in brushing. 

His head is so huge, I couldn't get it all in a picture. 

Happy trails. 

A chance meeting with perfect timing. This horse is a good project for me. Super pumped! 

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Comment by JMac1949 Today on August 6, 2013 at 9:24pm

Country girls do love their horses...according to Ms. 'Obin so do city girls. 

Comment by Kai on August 6, 2013 at 10:22pm

He is gorgeous! 

Comment by Arthur James on August 7, 2013 at 1:48am

`

You remind me of my daughter.

She began her horse loving day.

I brought Home a Shetland pony.

That pony had a fallen arched back.

The first pony was forty-five years old.

That pony was great fun until she died,

and I had to bury spotted ` Polka Dot.

That hole was not for a white mouse.

Shoebox size holes don't take all day.

`

Her last horse was a Tennessee Walker.

She loved when `Pegasus reared up,

and tried to buck her off. O, wild.

Now,

She's stuck with a indolent brat.

It's the facts. His dad had cash,

bought him toys, and beat him.

 can usually tolerate big babies.

His wealthy parents screwed a

human up. Poor my daughter.

I observed him in my Home

foe five months. He can't

carry on a conversation.

I wish my daughter

wed` Mr. Ed, the

talking Horse.

Pegasus was

silver with

blackish

speckles.

Comment by Joan H on August 7, 2013 at 5:20am
Roy is beautiful. I loved horses my whole life, but my mother wouldn't let me ride. I used to sneak down to the riding stables and brush them. When my daughter wanted to ride, I was thrilled. Horses heal...
Comment by Arthur James on August 7, 2013 at 6:16am

`

There beautiful beast.

I confess I fear horse.

I Love to brush, but

sitting on top of

a wild beast

has made

me a land

lover. Hi

Joan H..

Smile

Comment by Joan H on August 7, 2013 at 6:22am
Smiles and hugs, Art.
Comment by Jenny on August 7, 2013 at 7:15am

jmac, horses are cool, they take you as you are and can smell a fake from a mile away. 

Thanks Kai!

Hi Art, I started with a Shetland pony named Sugar, she was not sweet! Then I had a pinto Welsh gelding named Buck. He liked to buck and run. He ran away with me all the time. I learned how to bail off a horse with those two. I'm sorry about our daughter's husband. Keep the hope.  

Hi Joan, horses do heal. I'm glad you've had them in your life. They are magical. 

Comment by Arthur James on August 7, 2013 at 7:23am

`

I never learned to fall and roll.

I fall off bucking horse behind.

I grab hold of lanolin smelling

Horse Tail. I no dare kiss frogs.

I have horse phobia. You bronco.

I prefer to walk or sit in wagon.

I Love mules to haul farmers. 

Comment by alsoknownas on August 7, 2013 at 8:43am

It's great you're getting an opportunity to do what you like so much.

Comment by Rosigami on August 7, 2013 at 3:48pm

He's quite a beautiful animal! What a great opportunity-I hope he turns out to be just what you need.

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