Because I like to make my horse-family-life as confusing as possible, I have multiple horses I colloquially refer to as “mine” or “ours” who… don’t belong to me at all. But I’m also not just like, hijacking horses, promise.
My first horse, Coorina, was technically always owned (ugh, but not via APHA so let’s add more confusion!!!) by my mom’s cousin (who is essentially her sister/my aunt) and her husband. I had Coorina on a long term lease at two different points and she was mine in all every sense of the word, minus some complicated legal paperwork. When she retired from showing (aka when I got Lucy), she went back to my aunt and uncle to be bred.
Her first baby, Sadie, by Real Bonanza, was shown by them for a number of years and I had my fair share of spins on her as well. She was really the first horse I was present for watching grow up. So I still call her “ours”… even though ours here is a… rather broad definition.
This last year, they bred Sadie to Spook’s Gotta Gun, a freaking badass reiner who is an NRHA $1 million sire. And the sire of Spooks Gotta Whiz, a 2x WEG Gold Medalist. Freaking royalty here.
And last week, “our” newest baby made his entrance into the world!
Meet baby Pie! He’s a colt born February 9th early in the morning.
He totally has his grand-dam and dam’s face and it makes me so happy I could cry.
We lost Coorina in 2014, so seeing her still live on in her babies and her babies’ babies just makes me a whole blubbery emotional human. So instead I’m just going to coo over adorable baby Pie and obsess over the fact that he has Coorina’s little curly squirrel ears.
Oh my gosh that face!! So cute!
He’s adorable! Baby season is my favorite.
OMG SO CUTE! I’ve never done the baby horse thing, but this one is adorable!
So cute! Love big white blaze faces. My oldest horse Phoenix was sired by Mr. Fancy Bonanza.
Congrats! That FACE! So so cute. I hope we get to see lots of photos as he grows up!
I love that your extended family are all horse people. I’m the lone ranger in my fam.
omg he’s freakin adorable I love his squishy face!
His face reminds me of Coorina! Super, super cute.
Oh Pie!!! What a great name!!!! And he’s soooooo adorable!!!! Squeeee!!!!!
What a stunning little tyke!
That chrome tho!
Spooks Gotta Gun is soooo GORGEOUS!
God bless! I think i’d been in tears each time I saw him!