Monday, April 28, 2008

Big News

Meet Hank.



Hank is a 17'3 hand thoroughbred. "Hand" is the measurement system for horses, each hand equalling 4 inches, so Hank is 17 x 4" + 3" = 71" or almost 6' tall. That's big. He is a gentle giant though and I am so excited to have him. Even Saint Tim thinks he's pretty cool.



Hank's had a nice show career (here he is with his previous mom, Seana) and is looking to slow down a little, and in riding horses, slow is just where I want to be. You won't catch me in the picture above, but if I could learn to do half that, I'd be thrilled.



Welcome Hank. And don't feel bad, we're a little afraid of those sheep too ;-).

6 comments:

CharlieDog said...

What a gorgeous horse! Congratulations!!

Heather said...

congratulations!! He looks happy.

Shelley said...

Hank is beautiful! I hope we can visit when we're home!

She sure is strange! said...

Hank's a hunk!! I used to ride English when I was a teenager, LOVED it. Never jumped, at least not on purpose. I also rode Western Pleasure but Hunter was so much more engaging. Have fun with him!

Molly

~Tonia~ said...

He is beautiful!!! Congratulations. I am sure that he will be very happy in his new home.

DayPhoto said...

Do your horses ever get to meet your new Guard Dog? Are they shy of each other?

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com/

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