Monday, February 16, 2009

The Eventer

SOLD to a Collector in Ohio

This is NOT a Quarter Horse! Maybe a Trakehner? Holsteiner? Hanoverian? I saw this handsome fellow at an equestrian event at Rebecca Farms in Kalispell, Montana this past summer, and the event was every bit as colorful as this horse! Mike accompanied me for 2 days in Horse Heaven - watching incredibly turned out and athletic animals (and their riders) compete in dressage and cross country events. There were a number of world class competitors, too and it was a thrill for me to witness. Most of the horses were thoroughbred and warm blood crosses - a huge variety of sizes, shapes and colors - even several Paints! All were tall and balanced and in condition that would rival any Olympian.

I have a list of things I would love to do before I die. One of them is take a champion horse over a jump. That will never happen; it's too late as I have discovered that my bones take too long to heal now (I have broken 4 over my lifetime). But I still can enjoy watching those younger and much fitter "fly" on a horse. And dream.....Or watch my friend Trista when she competes on Gizmo....

John 1:7
He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all men might believe.

Media: oil on stretched canvas
Size: 20 in X 20 in (50.8 cm X 50.8 cm)

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Vicki Shuck said...

beautiful, Debbie! I love the sensitivity and the light here!

Debbie said...

Thank you - the subject was gorgeous!

Roxanne Steed said...

OMG - what a 'dreamboat' this horse is....yes- it is a thrill getting to 'fly'(and that memory will NEVER leave me). You know the feeling as a horse owner...there are some that just make your heart beat fast?! - this is one!

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