Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Princess Horses

OK. I've got a confession to make. I have a weakness for fairy princess horses.

Becky in Her Prom Dress
You know, the kind of horse that makes me want to wrap my hair up into a loose bun, decorate it with wild flowers and ribbons, dig through my clothes from the 70's until I find my old Gunne Sax dress, and go for a ride.

Although I have read many a disparaging word about these over priced horses, and their usefulness in my life is questionable at best, I can't help but daydream, at least once in a while, about what it would be like to own one.

Of course the long flowing mane and tail would remain, not only spotless, but untangled. It would blow softly in the breeze even when my princess horse was standing in his/her stall.

Our communication would be so perfect, so entwined, we could ride all day, saddleless and bridleless (the whole time looking SO much cooler than Stacy Westfall), so I could practice ballet. Which of course I would know how to do. Then we would sit around at night and watch the REAL True Grit, the one with John Wayne, and he/she would drape his/her head over my shoulder and nuzzle my hand with a velvety soft non-slobbery muzzle in commiseration when Little Blackie dies.

Gypsy Vanner
My fairy princess horse would love to wear ribbons and bells and never get manure stains, even if his/her feathers completely covered each perfectly formed foot.

My fairy princess horse would be soooo much prettier than yours.

Here's the truth about some of the fairy princess horses I have known.

Gypsy Vanners: I don't care what anybody says, these are nice horses. If they are truly gypsy scrubs and some gypsies in Ireland get to put their kids through grad school because we stoopid Americans keep paying a kabillion dollars for their cart horses, hey, good for them!

I mean, look at that horse! Tell me he's not ready to go slay a dragon or something.

Andalusian
I helped another trainer prepare newly imported Vanners of various sizes, ages and brokeness for sale. Even the rankest, non-halter broke five-year-old stud was sweetly puttering around within 30 days. They were smooth to ride, very people oriented, didn't have a spook in them and just lovely to watch.

Andalusians: Fiery, athletic, hair growing machines. Still easy to train (at least the two I experienced)
and look good under any kind of saddle. Soft and sensitive, these horses are meant to be somebody's soul mate.

Saddlebreds: Long ignored by much of the horse community and the topic of justified political debate over many of the training methods used on them, these are horses worth paying attention to.
American Saddlebred
They are incredibly kind and somehow have been able to maintain their intelligence and wicked sense of humor in spite of being bred to be kept as some kind of weird robot horse.

Tell me this guy isn't a princess horse just waiting to happen!

Morgans: I know, these mighty little work trucks are all around using horses. I've long known this would be the breed I'd be riding if I wasn't hooked on my quarter horses.
BUT they can still qualify in so many ways as a fairy princess horse.

They grow wonderful hair, the show Morgan's I have known had the patience of Job, they were elegant, funny and still dignified. The Foundation Morgans are even cooler in my book, they have the solid look I admire so much. Plus, another confession, my favorite color is a sun-kissed sorrel with a flaxen mane and tail. Put it on a Morgan and I'm over the moon. Sigh.

Go ahead, tell me those two fillies aren't princess horses.

Yes they are. I want the one with her head up and I'm going to name her Flicka.



Lusitano: And last but definitely not least, the breed of horse I really, truly will buy if I ever get to a point in my life where I can take on a horse for coolness factor alone. These horses are fierce, proud and oh so elegant. How can they not be? They are the bullfighting horses of choice. No, I don't want to bullfight. Yes, I feel sorry for the bulls and the horses. I do not condone bullfighting. That's not my point, please don't hate me.
Have you seen the way these horses move?
They absolutely blow my mind.
In my fairy princess world I would become a true cowboy princess and train my awesome Lusitano to compete in reined cowhorse. How much more amazing could life ever become if I had a Lusitano cowhorse?
You know it will be astounding, because these puppies have been bred to FIGHT BULLS! Imagine what they would do with a yearling Angus heifer! YIPPEE KI YI YAY!
And...I would be saving a Lusitano from becoming a bullfighting horse.


lusitano
bridleless lusitano











Uri-Lusitano that I Really, Really Need







The truth of the matter is, I guess I do have my fairy princess horses. They give me endless joy and take me to another world any time I need them too. I'm grateful for them every single day of my life.


Odin


Madonna



67 comments:

gtyyup said...

Ah yes...we are all princesses with beautiful princess horses...life is wonderful~loved the post.

scaequestrian said...

I admit, my ASB/TWH is what I call my "Barbie Horse". Her name means princess too. She is flaxen chestnut with a blaze and two high whites in the back. She is a total diva and very very funny to watch.

One day I shall breed her to produce my next Barbie horse, but I shall use the stallion on this page http://reinbeauranch.com/stallions.aspx named Black Hills Gold, so I can have a yellow spotty Barbie horse.

redhorse said...

I had a moment when I first read the title of this post, and I thought oh, oh, she's going to trash horses like our Princess, Tiffany, who must have her stall perfectly clean and dry at all times, so her perfect Princess hooves don't touch manure, and who must have her beet pulp soaked in warm water and a touch of apple cider, and who must have their water warmed in the winter. Thank god, you didn't mean that kind of Princess, and you didn't say anything mean about their devoted slaves.

Then I thought, did Becky Bean write this for her? I like all those breeds you mentioned, though I've never owned one. My fantasy is a cross between a Percheron (but a Vanner would do) and a Morgan. I've seen one, she was short, stout, hairy, and very level headed. Oh, and Princess Tiffany has a long, flowing flaxen mane and tail. She likes to have "her man" stroke her blond forelock. I can just get lost till chore time.

mugwump said...

scaequestrian - She is so pretty!
Perfect color.

redhorse - Becky Bean wishes she wrote this....

Anonymous said...

Gypsy Princess Baby Cams!

indoors (usually empty during the day) http://www.freelandsgypsyhorses.com/barnstalls2.htm

outside: http://www.freelandsgypsyhorses.com/youtsidecams1.htm

They had 4 babies born in January, one is due this month. They are adorable, the baby named Breeze is a bit of a tightly wound top.

mugwump said...

Anon - That whole site is an absolute blast!

JustMyStyle said...

Madonna almost looks like a Morgan in that picture!

Anonymous said...

I have a princess horse, for which I'm totally unapologetic. My husband bought me a black Friesian Sporthorse filly this fall. There's a chance she might turn grey, as her TB dam is dark dapple grey at 12. But, she has a TON of mane and tail already as a long yearling.

What am I going to do with her? Whatever it is I choose to do with her! Heck, I think she can look like a princess while doing whatever we choose!

-OS

SweetPea said...

Ha. I had this whole beach-riding fantasy that didn't turn out quite how I thought it would. Thanks for the laugh today. I really needed it. (very tough day)

Becky said...

.... and that one's mine....



.... and that one's mine....


.... The bridleless Lusitano is DEFINITELY mine. In fact, if you squint your eyes just right, you can tell that's me up there riding him. What can I say? I'm really good.



...I've already claimed the entire Lambert Morgan herd - you can check the date from my blogpost, Mugs. I totally found them first. Finders keepers. Sorry.


...And that one's mine....


RedHorse: I didn't write this. I'm just going to swoop in and steal them all now that Mugs has found all the best ones - kind of the horseaii version of a vulture.

I'll figure out how to pay for it all later..... With the winnings from the lottery ticket that I never actually got around to buying.

And Mugs, I know you're daydreaming, but really? You imagine yourself in a flowing WHITE dress when horseback? Have you ever worn a white shirt around a horse? You know those lovely little boob dirt circles you get from hugging them? Imagine that times twelve from sitting bareback on a horse in a white dress.....

mugwump said...

Becky - they hang horse thieves. MY fairy princess horses don't have dust or boogers. Plus my princess boobs are so perky there would never be a boob ring to be seen.Princesses don't sweat, they glow.

Chelsi said...

Beautiful post! There is a local trainer (who is really making a name for himself outside of BC) who has a Lusitano stallion. Here are a few links to some video of him... the black. Now tell me THAT isnt the ulitmate Princess horse!!

(and he rides Cam western to boot!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E16LSYIuFdY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aAeAVKNKMU

Peanut said...

I loved my Gunne Sax dress!

mugwump said...

Oops. Found him. Added him to the bottom of the post.
I would sell my husband, the kidlette and maybe one of the dogs if I could get my hands on this one.

Kel said...

My Barbie horse would be some baroque breed or draft. I drew heavy drafts and war horses when I was a kid -- total King Arthur and medieval knight junkie.

My fantasy is to ride a dapple grey Percheron stallion in a red and white caparison beneath a red dragon banner...the shining armor is totally optional.

But if given the chance, I wouldn't turn down Goliath from "Ladyhawke".

And hey now, the new True Grit wasn't that bad!

Thursday said...

I was the happiest kid on the block when I got my gelding. He's a sorrel with a skunk tail and a flaxen mane. Ever since my first favourite lesson horse, Topaz, that colour has been to die for. My Friend Flicka didn't help that obsession at all.

Becky said...

Oh, Wow.

Mugs, who is this Uri you've added on the bottom of the post?


And you can only hang a horsethief if you catch them. Which, riding on my well-trained Lusitano, would be next to impossible.

SquirrelGurl said...

Have you seen the video of the Lusitano working equitation speed class?? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5895K-Xjupk

That horse is STUNNING. To have a horse that can move like that must be amazing, I mean they're spot on, no hesitation and oh so smoooth!

Now, just imagine if they did it with mane and tail flying! That's the stuff dreams are made of!

My princess horse? A Fjord, so I can cut his mane like this: http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lhgtvkG6bB1qhcgeyo1_500.jpg

So stinkin' cool!

That being said, my Buttercupgirl is my princess horse. We've played in the waves on beaches, enjoyed bareback gallops and have gone on more adventures than we could count. I wouldn't trade her for anything.

Snipe said...

I think the princess horses get a bad rap because people don't understand why they were developed in the first place.
As hairy as they are, gypsy horses are exactly what they were intended to be; strong, solid, sound, quiet, and people-oriented. And hairy. I had the privilege of briefly working with some really good ones and they made a lasting impression. Saddlebreds truly are funny. There was a very upheaded, bug-eyed one at the equestrian where I went to university, but by all accounts he was a sweet guy. The Andalusians and Lusitanos are so gorgeous, and they do their jobs well.
You're not alone in admiring these beauties.

Snipe said...

*equestrian unit* - sorry, left out a word there.

horsecrazier said...
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horsecrazier said...

I've always been a breed snob of sorts and my beloved Quarter horses. I've had some thoughts recently about giving some other breeds a try and your post helps propel me to check things out.

Also, here is a video of my fave bullfighting horse Merlin. Could I even sit him? Probably not!!! ;) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fz8BiTtoLp8

SquirrelGurl said...

Bummer the Fjord pic wouldn't post...

I pinned it, so try this link!
http://pinterest.com/pin/126241595774563008/

gtyyup said...

Of course, a Princess horse doesn't always have to be a fancy breed horse (IMHO)...it's in the presence that the horse carries...a couple of mustangs for example~

http://www.flickr.com/photos/52758754@N07/4866080820/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/wild_images/5059381147/in/photostream/

Once Upon an Equine said...

I loved this post. Tee Hee. . .I wore Gunne Sax dresses in my teen years when I too dreamed of finding my princess horse. Still dreaming of that horse, if you've seen my blog header. I too believe every equine is a potential princess horse.

Unknown said...

They introduced classes for Vanners at Pinto shows recently. Those horses crack me up with how loud they set their feet down going around the pen. I still imagine riding one with my hair loose, bareback, through a field of buttercups though. That daydream just doesn't work with my stock horses!

glenatron said...

My saddle horse is a heavy cob... ahem ... Gypsy Vanner and he does grow amazing mane and tail that basically looks epic with absolutely no input from me. He's awesome like that. Also he looks like a proper knight's destrier. And he tries to kill me on a regular basis like a proper knight's destrier, so I think that might be what he was supposed to do.

I also get to school a lusitano fairly often and my goodness me that horse is lovely to ride. She's an opinionated young mare with an incredible ability to get fat off air but you only have to teach her anything once and when she trots it is like going down a slide, she's just so smooth. Really sweet horse.

When I grow up ( as I'm in my mid thirties now, whether this will happen at all is debatable ) I plan to have a Saddlebred to be my dressage horse. They are so beautiful- those long swan necks and elegant legs, they look the way someone from the 1920s might speculate horses living on the moon would look. If I had been doing the equestrian side of The Lord Of The Rings I would have given saddlebreds to the elves instead of those fancy iberian types they used.

Calm, Forward, Straight said...

Love this post!!!

Here's a pic of my most favorite faux Andalusian... (ottb)

Anonymous said...

I have a princess horse - one perfectly built, shiny Morgan. Rich red bay, balck-as-night long flowing locks, poses like Zoolander....
He's like a china model you could pick up and put on your mantlepiece...

-sophiebelle

Jill said...

my fantasy would be this guy: Misty Valley Silver Fox. Black silver dapple with blonde mane and tail.

http://mistyvalleygypsycobs.com/SilverFox.html

dreamy!! I work with Rocky Mountain horses who are ideally chocolate with blonde m&t, but he is such a special colour, with that feather, and that face! And he does dressage!

wowzers.

Jessica said...

I'm a Saddlebred nut- fell for them when I started taking saddleseat lessons, and then I realized I HATE saddleseat. But SB's are so smart, and funny, and expressive and diverse. I do a little dressage, western, jumping, and lots of trail. When you understand them and quit trying to freak them out by setting fireworks under their tails, you get a really evenminded, honest horse. Oh yea, and they're REALLY PRETTY!

J. Hatchett said...

My first horse was a princess horse. I was so lucky to have him. He was a National Show Horse(arabian/saddlebred). Arabian type with saddlebred size and movement. Red Bay(my favorite). He was fancy, I had never dreamed about owning a horse as nice as him. He was the most handsome fine harness horse. His name was even Fame.

During my driving lessons I could imagine my self as a proper lady of high breeding jogging my buggy horse about just for the sake of show my imaginary neighbor in the imaginary plantation up the street just how fancy we where. :B

Anonymous said...

Barbie horses.... Sigh...... Currently I own a princess Arabian mare, white of course with a flowing mane and tail. We attempt to show and look fab trail riding.

My next horse will be either a friesian or friesian Arab cross. And a pretty princess horse it will be.

Oh I forgot this is posted Anon but my handle is always PrettyPinkPrincess as well as my email. ;)

joycemocha said...

Mocha is a Stall Princess. Most Definitely a Princess. Except when she's thundering around the arena in cowhorse mode. Outside the arena...Princess, all the way. Wants her blanket, prefers her stall, fusses about hooves not being picked out, prissy about walking through water...

Princess.

Jenn said...

Uri's color and mane are stunning!

AareneX said...

I had to choose between Princess and Sensible.

Sensible needed me.

I chose her.

(but when nobody's around, the mare and I are both pretty princesses with long, luxurious hair. shhhh. don't tell)

Anonymous said...

I was a lucky, lucky, lucky kid.

I got to grow up with pretty ponies. Old type Egyptian Arabs, flashy Morgans in varying crazy shades of dark liver, almost black, chestnut with flaming red manes and tails, Paso Finos, Gypsy Vanners (tell me that he doesn't look like a fantasy pony http://www.gypsydrumhorses.com/GHStallion_Cobalt.htm.)

You couldn't give me a non-floofy, non-baroque beastie at this point.

I don't need fancy colors, but I need an actual neck and full, natural, mane and tail on my horses. :)

I'm a lil spoiled.

Bif said...

My own actual princess pony... pretty, useless, and unfortunately for him, useless to the mares. https://picasaweb.google.com/lesliandbif/IAmBoyfriend#5482763536669617730

Anonymous said...

I just KNEW Becky had written this ! Mugs!? haha, we see a different side of you. Love it

peg said...

I hate Bullfighting - However "Merlin" moves like nothing flesh and blood can.

maryka said...

You are so right about Lusitano horses my friend & neighbour has had two of them.The first was a grey who she lost because he developed lymphomas. I rode him in his prime & he was sensitive & very narrow to me compared to my Highland.His paces were superb I could have cantered him round all day he was soooo comfortable.He was a little sharp & spooky, as a lot of Lusos are,but delighted in pleasing his rider & looked like a unicorn that had had the horn removed with his snowy body & dark grey mane & tail.

Laura Atkins said...

Ahhh... Andalusians. The barn I took lessons at in Virginia bred pure and half Andalusians. Some of 'em were used as lesson horses so I got to experience the joy of riding them from a young age.

I totally fell in love with their floaty gaits and their lovely manes and tails and their kind disposition.

(http://www.tamarackstables.com/stud.html)

Andalusians are my version of "what a horse should look like." QHs? Not enough arch to the neck or substance in the face. TBs? Not enough bone to the legs or substance in the shoulders. etc. etc.

*sigh* Want.

Heila said...

Mugwump! You're an honest to goodness romantic girl! Who'd have thunk? grin

That Gypsy Vanner, now if he landed in my Christmas stocking I wouldn't cry! How big were the ones you worked with?

SkippinScribbles said...

My barn owner is a HUGE fan of the baroque or romantic breeds. She has two stallions, one is a friesian and the other is a 2 year old gypsy vanner.

There's a reason why these kind of horses sell. They are KIND. Unflappable. Beautiful. Dream horses.

Her friesian has been ridden in parades with floats and bands and crowds, while being sandwiched by two mares and their riders, no problem. He doesn't bite or kick, he's gentle and little kids can feed him cookies without getting their fingers taken off. As soon as you walk in the barn, he greets you and bobs his head for treats or attention. You can lead him to a group of mares and let him huff-puff and squeal at them, then tell him "They don't want you" and he goes to ignoring them and grazing. He has gobs and gobs of fabulous hair... He's just COOL. I've never met such a people friendly horse.

His babies are gentle and easy to break. They will walk away from their mamas at 3 days old and come up to the fence to see you. My BO says that these are the kind of horses people need for their old age. One of his daughters, a 3 year old named Channon, is owned by a friend of ours, Tonya. Tonya was riding one of her other horses, a little paint horse, bareback in the pasture, and he spooked and she fell off and shattered her ankle. Channon stood over Tonya and wouldn't let the other horses close to her. Tonya got up on her good leg, and Channon walked all the way up to the house with her, letting Tonya use her as a crutch.

The Gypsy stallion she has, He is just like a My Little Pony. On his third time ever being ridden, we hauled him to a small playday barrel race and I took him in the arena on an exhibition and we trotted between barrels, walked around them, and loped out. It's unreal how relaxed and easy going these breeds are. I love that about them! I wonder if it has to do with the more hair they have, the calmer they are? Hah!

Camryn said...

You forgot Haflingers, with their long glorious flaxen manes and tales. Well, except for mine who didn't get glorious mane gene!!! Which is actually a blessing as her thick boufant mane doesnt tangle.

Jenny said...

http://blackmilly.blogspot.com/2012/02/blog-post.html

this is my princess pony, just a soild bred paint but the stuff a 12 y/o's dreams are made of. Sorrel with the long flowing flaxen mane.

mysanity said...

My princess horse was My Little Pony, who was also a princess. 14.2 Arab, copper with chrome, mane and tail flaxen and Long.

Answer to my lifelong dreams.

Great Post!

Anonymous said...

It's always been the Lusitanos for me. I still remember, when I was a bitty thing, paging through old horse books on the floor of our local library and coming across a picture of a buckskin Lusitano with a very glossy coat, arched neck, and roman nose peeking out under his long forelock. Swoon. These days I meet my swoon quota by looking over the Lusitano Collection and watching those YT videos of "Merlin" and "Oxidado". Gorgeous, talented horses.

(And I remain convinced "Mr. Right" will be the man who proposes to me not by slipping some gold ring on my finger... but by leading me out to the barn in a blindfold and handing me the lead rope to my new "gold" Lusitano... Princess dreams!)

http://www.lusitano-interagro.com/canopus2010.htm

DarcC said...

Truly epic post! I love all of the breeds you listed, call it "Baroque" and I'm a goner...

I once saw an American Saddlebred x Clydesdale, so incredibly gorgeous on every level...sometimes I wish I was an irresponsible breeder so I could "play" with crosses like that to see what magic (or misfit) would happen, like Bo Derek and her "PaintAlusians".

Anonymous said...

I have my princess horse! She's the love of my life, and I have that relationship that you're talking about with her. Only horse that I've ever had that kind of connection with. A Kentucky Mountain Saddle Horse named Teka, she's my horsey soul mate lol. I was looking for a QH when I found her, and I fell in love. We have been through so much together, I'm just glad I could get her back after making the huge mistake of selling her. She was my very first horse, and still my one true love! Here are some pictures of her for ya'll to enjoy. :)

http://s243.photobucket.com/albums/ff58/Equifever/Teka/

Anonymous said...

It didn't post all of it. :/

http://s243.photobucket.com/albums/
ff58/Equifever/Teka/

Anonymous said...

Ah, now if you are into chestnut with a flaxen mane and tail and lots of long long hair this guy is obviously his owners and his trainers Princess Pony - They even ride him in long white flowing dresses and have photo shoots of him. He also bows and does tricks.

http://www.windigoent.com/windigo_farms.htm

Peanut said...

I don't know a lot about Morgans, but I love some of these horses
http://www.bitowy.com/bit-o-wy_2006_morgans.htm
http://www.bitowy.com/bit-o-wy_2005_morgans.htm

My boarding barn has a Lusitano (imported from Portugal years ago), Lippizans, an Andalusian. But the biggest Princess Horse is a BLM mustang (Murderer's Creek HMA). She has huge hair - her rider always had to braid her forelock, because she just couldn't go forward with all that hair blowing in her eyes.

Cycle said...

I shamelessly love the dream of these "princess type" horses as well.
My own gelding is (probably) a morgan cross and he makes enough hair for 2 horses. His tail drags the ground behind him.

Bif said...

My friend was riding her Haflinger stallion this summer and ended her lesson with a couple of cross country jumps in a pair with another horse.

She fell off when her horse stumbled on HIS OWN MANE on the landing.

He was braided, too.

Anonymous said...

Oh man I love this post. For me it depends on what kind of a princess I am. Like if I was a princess of the days of kings and knights it would be this guy.(What gets me is his eyes in the dressage photo. He just looks royal)

http://www.knighthavenshires.com/stallion.html

But if I were a princess of a far of land with lots of heat and sand. It would be this guy.

http://www.hsefarms.com/Studs/BombBey.shtml

lol being me and not a princess though it is this guy. I couldn’t ask for a more regal distinctive fellow. I often want to make him a top hat because he is such a gentlemen!

http://s1231.photobucket.com/albums/ee503/fortheloveofsanity/?action=view&current=thorman.jpg

Bif said...

Anonymous,
I like that Shire... and any horse who has "Kill" in part of his name has to be fairly awesome!

Beckee said...

My dream horse would most definitely be a Georgian Grande. I have the biggest soft spot for Saddlebreds because the one I owned as a teenager was the sweetest and most trusting horse even though he'd been badly abused as a 3-gaited horse. And crossed with a friesian?

The Georgian Grande has been known to make a fantastic jumpers/dressage horses too...which is right up my alley. It makes the most wonderful looking animal I've ever seen.

http://www.georgiangrande.com/01%20Champion%20GG's.html

scsarah said...

Mugs- your ponies are perfectly beautiful and I would put either, or both, in my barn anytime.

KD said...

I love the Merlin video as well...I watch it every now and then to lift my spirits and dream of that kind of response and relationship with my pony.

I got to visit some Gypsy Vanners up close and personal a couple of weeks ago at Jacksonville Equestrian Center. They are fairy tale horses...I came home with a DVD from a well known farm...plugged it in and just melted.

My Paint mare is the love of my life, but like you said....if we could have our Princess Horse...

Slippin said...

Here is a picture of my dream horse!
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1085029184111&set=a.1021109426157.3084.1777858031&type=3
This is my real horse...now to just get that Stifle Magically fixed!

Fantastyk Voyager said...

Gypsy Vanners, Andalusians, and Lusitanos are my dream horses too. My bucket list includes going to Portugal and taking a dressage lesson on a Lusitano stallion.
But you forgot one- Goliath from the 1980s Ladyhawke movie. He introduced the Friesian breed to the world. I want HIM!
And, of course, what about Arabians? Cass Ole, from The Black Stallion, stole many a heart with his magnificent race down the beach, bareback and bridleless, and long black mane flowing in the wind. Who wouldn't want a fast, fiery stallion like that become their best friend, a true heart horse, right?

Skittle said...

I have the canine version of a Gypsy, an Australian Shepherd... Feathers are over rated...

Anyone want to come help me vacuum my house? Anyone?......

quietann said...

Well... I own the living version of Barbie's Dream Horse. Deep gold palomino, long flowing mane and tail, and a mare of course. She's a Morgan, too -- show horse crossed on working western/Brunk lines, lovely movement. You can see us here.

CurtsBooks said...

I have a Quietude Morgan. Got him in 1983 when he was 3 yrs. Yep, he will be 32 in May. His back has dropped but he still has his elegant & lordly manner.
Can a princess horse be a dirt ball? It rained this week & everyone has had a great time rolling in the mud. I can't seem to find my palomino; looks like he has been replaced by a dirtamino!

achieve1dream said...

Great post!!! Of course the one and only best fairy princess breed of all time is the Friesian!!!!! :D

shadowlake2005 said...

I love all your Fairy Princess horses and thank you especially for the kind words about Saddlebreds.

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