Friday, February 29, 2008

Pregnant Horses CAN Run, Too!

5 X 7 Oil on Masonite $50
This is PJ and I have had her since she was a baby. Her dam died last summer and I decided last year that I really would like to continue her lineage and have one more foal.
PJ is 10 months pregnant and getting fatter by the day. She's due at the end of this month - 12 years old and having her first foal. I should have my head examined. I begged all my friends four years ago when I stopped breeding horses, "Please shoot me if I ever even MENTION that I would like to have another foal." Obviously that didn't work. So...3 weeks from now I will be camping out with PJ - or at the very least setting my alarm clock every 2 hours to check on her. I have played this game before (watching mares when they are due to foal) and thought I was too old to do it anymore. Obviously I was wrong. Stay tuned......

This 18 X 24 painting I painted as a little painting last week and sold it immediately to a patron and decided to do it again, larger, and offer it at one of my galleries. I call it "Rebel" referring to the one horse or friend or family member who always seems to be always going in the opposite direction...And I just noticed that 5 distinct horse colors are represented: bay, paint, palomino, sorrel, and gray. I have owned every one myself but the gray. PJ will be giving birth to a paint (and yes, I have offended a number of Quarter Horse people by desecrating my mare with a paint, but they'll get over it!) I kinda like paints.
Job 33:7
No fear of me should alarm you, nor should my hand be heavy upon you.


rick nilson said...

Very nice brood mare. Love the images of Texas, and Bob Wills is still the king.

Debbie said...

Bob Wills will ALWAYS be the King!!! LOL