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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Happy 2012!

I am not a New Year's resolution kind of person...but I did make a blogger resolution to take and post more pictures this year.  Someone please tell that to the Diva!

Arrived at the barn to quickly clean up the girl for an outdoor pic before it got too dark.  Get all my stuff out and take my unhappy with me mare away from her evening hay.  Walk her out of the stall only to hear 3 horse shoes hit the concrete.  Great - wonderful mud sucking Indiana claims another shoe.  Riva made it thru the last 6 week shoeing cycle without losing any and her feet were looking so good.  We are now on week 4 of this cycle and when I checked her shoes on Sunday night, they were on tight, with no missing nails.  Husband made a call to the farrier, who can not make it out until Friday. 

Well, you don't need 4 shoes to take a picture anyway!  Put Riva into Cheer's pretty and mostly clean bright blue halter and lead rope and walk her out front to pose.  She walks out calmly enough, gets very tall and snorts a bit - like she has never been out front in her life...then proceeds to only stand still for micro-seconds.  Luckily, husband shot a couple of quick videos because the stills are awful.

So here is the Diva on January 3rd, 2012!

She is now 4 1/2 yrs old - will be 5 at the end of May.

We measured her today and she is now 16.1 hand high and 1149 lbs.


Lisa said...

Pretty mare!

Karen said...

Pretty girl!

SprinklerBandit said...

Your video is not available. Bummer.

Riva's getting big--that's Izzy size, and she's 8. Hope you're tall.

Emme said...

I was going to check this morning about whether the video would work, and yiu had posted that indeed it was. Riva is stunning. Love seeing her up close like that. Clearly a very well taken care of equine. :)

Suzanne said...

What is Riva's breeding? I have an Art Deco granddaughter (Hall of Fame). She is a beauty!

Kelly said...

Thanks all!

Suzanne - you are the 3rd or 4th person who has asked if Riva is a Art Deco baby...sadly, she is not. She is a TB x German Warmbood (RPSI registered). Her sire's name is Rainmaker - local breeder of hunters near us.

BarrelRacer4Lifee said...

beautiful mare!

achieve1dream said...

She is so gorgeous! Absolutely drool worthy. :D Happy New Year!