I've posted this one a few times, but this is my coming 6 year-old gelding, Roulette's Ringmaster ("Ringo" for short). He's my "miracle baby." When he was still in his dam, it was discovered that he was actually a twin. Since his dam was a bit older (in her late teens) it was decided to abort his twin since it can be difficult for horses to carry twins safely. Then he tore his suspensory before he was even a year old, and had to have surgery. The vet said he had about 10% chance of recovering. He recovered. Vet says, "He'll never be riding sound." Once he was four, he was cleared for riding. He'll never jump, but he makes for a wonderful dressage horse.
Then this is Ringo's oldest half-brother, Bucky. I trained him up to Prix St Georges, and showed him to two state championships. He was awesome! He's a hunter/jumper for someone else now. Might be sold soon.
This is Teddy - the horse of a lifetime. He taught me so much about what it means to truly love unconditionally. He was abused and starved nearly to death before I got him. He fattened up, had surgeries, etc, and then was riding sound. I showed him for years before he retired. His old owners told me that he was about 15 when he was sold. Turns out he was actually 29! I showed him up to 2'3" and schooled him about 3' at home. Wow! He died in 2008, but was absolutely amazing.
Just a pretty picture from back when I thought I was going to have a career in photography.
Ringo's older brother, Roulette's Ramses. This was when I was helping put miles on him - this was in 2007, so he was about three years old. He loved to bite that helmet - actually tore part of it off! I had to get a new one because of him.
Just a picture I really liked of Bucky. This was right after he spooked and took off when he saw a pony. Apparently he doesn't like ponies.
Enough picture spamming! =)