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 ;-).


Anonymous 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!


~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?



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