Saturday, June 20, 2009


This horse is a lovely mare belonging to friend Marie (owner of that gorgeous black and white arab/paint foal). This mare has a cute foal, too and I'll probably paint her eventually.

That reminds me: I haven't had a "Dandy update" lately. She's still growing with no problems. She's not yet as big as her dam, but she could be close by next spring. I honestly won't mind if she stays under 15 hands, either. Plans are for her to be the grandkids' horse so smallish is good. Next spring we will begin some groundwork with her - and put a saddle on her for the first time. Given her size, we may wait until next fall, or even the following spring to do any kind of "hard" training. It has been common practice for horse breeders to start training their animals at two years of age - and in many cases for thoroughbreds, before that age. Quite often the body appears ready, but the mind is not. And quite often, neither are ready. Since I intend to keep Dandy forever and want the best health from her, I will give her bones ever chance to fully mature. And since competition is not an issue, there is no need to rush training....

2 Timothy 3:16
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,

Media: oil
Size: 8 in X 5.25 in (20.3 cm X 13.3 cm)
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