Well now this is my kind of thread. I grew up on an Arabian horse breeding farm, my parents were big breeders in the midwest and showed in the halter and hunt seat circuit. Now of course I ride American Saddlebreds in Saddleseat and show them. I'm an English girl myself showing in English and Country Pleasure, Equitation, and I hope to get a five gaited horse once I can afford one. They are soooooo expensive, I think on average over $100,000 for a decent five gaited show horse. These are some pictures over the years of our horses, some still owned by us.
One of our filly's out of our old Arabian Stallion. Wendy.
Another filly from out stud named Twister. She went on to place top five at world nationals in halter.
Our old world champion halter mare Cricket.
My first show horse JD Malone
Our stallion DR Psyclone
We also owned world famous Don Iban Bask but I can't find a pic of him right now. He was a bay stallion and worth over 1 million. He had to have a special brand on his neck so if he was kidnapped they police would know who he was.
My Natinal Show Horse mare as a foal, CK Storm Dancer aka Flash. She is by Color of Fame and out of a Dressed for Fame.
Flash and I all grown up, we were raised together since I was only 7 when she was born. She never got to be a real show horse since she has blue eyes and we never intend to breed that fault into foals so she's just a horse I play around with and broke to ride myself. She's kind of like my trail horse.
And despite her flaws she is the most beautiful little pinto ever.
Here are my old minature horses I use to show in halter and show jumping as a kid. Aramis is my gelding (dapple grey) and Gemini is actually my cousin Taylors (grey mare)
Reserve World Champion Shandoah's Precious Little Aramis. Looking scruffy without his summer haircut.
Our huntseat horse being riden by my cousin Taylor, Diamonds and Pearl.
She is now a hunter jumper xD Peal is 28 years old and that was her first time going over a jump. She is such a perfect little mare.
CK Aladine also called Danny. He's an ex halter horse turned western pleasure turned pasture decoration. He's one of the foals we bred out of our mare Dressed for Fame, Flash's half brother.
And then my beautiful show horse Lucky Memory who passed away at a horse show a year ago from an anurism. While my trainer was warming him up she noticed something wrong. The second she got off him he dropped to the ground dead. I never knew what real pain was until the day I lost my best friend and true love. I still miss him so much, who wouldn't miss this beautiful gelding? But I also know one day I'll have another show horse and I'll love them just the same.
Lucky with his old owner Kim.
Lucky with his old trainer.
And always doing his silly boy faces.