I am a little stunned right now! I was just putting together a "Chelsi's favorites" post when I went to get a link to this mare I've had my eye on by Gangster Chic (one of my favorite hot new reining studs) but found that she had sold. So, naturally I took a quick boo at the other horses on this site and instantly was drawn to this gorgeous bay gelding! I had one of those moments where my throat hitched and heart skipped a few beats...I think I said something like.... "Oh wow! Hello beautiful! I think I'm in love!"... I popped back over to my post and put up his picture and link....
- "Gorgeous gelding, finished reiner and started in roping. I think I'm in love!"
I then went back to the website to check out his pedigree and was surprised to see that he is by the same sire (Dunnit In Hollywood) as my old mare Ghala (Ghala is the mare I bought locally but sent to a big name reining trainer in Texas and ended up selling her to the East coast rather than bring her home (for various personal reasons nothing to do with her).)
Anyways... I was looking at this pedigree and out of habit looked at the dam's sire and grandsire before looking at the actual name of the dam. I was shocked to see that this gelding was also out of a Colonel Freckles daughter! And then....the real shocker! This gelding is a FULL brother to my old mare!! Isnt it funny how life is like that?
I called DB and let him know that I would be needing a few $$...asap... please?
Damned if he isnt a gelding though! Grrr! If he were a mare I'd be begging.
Anyways, here is the post I was writing before I found my next horse :-)
I havent been horsey window shopping very much lately but I do have a few in my favorites right now that I've been looking forward to sharing with you guys... these horses are what I refer to as "all-rounders" because they are nice square looking horses that look like they could do a little bit of anything.
7 YO Black 15.3HH mare that I like the look and shape of as an all-rounder.
Here is a really cool looking Rocky Mountain gelding that might not be your typical all-rounder but certainly looks handy! There is a video on youtube of him going through an obstacle course.... I'd love to have one like they have set up at home! Hey Lisa he is in Arizona!! Go ride him for us and tell us what you think! lol
Cat is a bit small at 14.2 but they say she has the athletic ability to make up for it.
A little bling? This mare has a nice way of going...maybe not a speed horse but could show all-round outside of games, she has lovely movement. Video of this mare on youtube.
Simple bay mare...good size at 15.2 and they say she has cow!
This mare I really like. She's a Smart Chic Olena/Beuno Chex/Sonny Dee cross, solid size, proven broodmare and well broke. I like the mix of blood she has, plus color. Video of her on youtube,.
This mare is only 14.3HH but looks bigger.
Here is a gelding I've had my eye on for a long while. He's an own son of Gunner (Colonel's Smokin Gun) and though he is deaf his ability under saddle makes up for it in spades and he looks super quiet. Video of him on youtube...I'd just die to have a Gunner!
Big fancy 16.1HH gelding. Love the socks!
This is a mare I've gone back to again and again. She's a King Fritz/foundation bred mare, 15.2HHH, dark bay and has a video that shows just enough to keep me interested but not enough to decide if I like her! lol... here it is.... What do you think?