Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Birthday Celebrations for an Arabian Horse

I'd be remiss if I didn't mention the birthday of a very special Arabian horse. I can't believe it's been eighteen years since my first experience as a breeder of Arabian horses, my how time flies when you're having fun.

It was on July 1, 1990 that Scandal Sheet was born. Words can't even describe the amazing experience that began on that day. I knew when I first looked at that foal that ours would be a special relationship. I had no idea how much he would teach me and how he would change my life.

Had my fanny not been dragging from rising early to ride six horses before the day's heat, followed by farrier and vet visits, untangling poor Solidare's mess of a mane and then dashing off to a board of directors meeting for the Daffodil Arabian Horse Association, I might have actually got this tribute to Dandy posted on his actual birthday. But I'm pretty sure the horse won't mind as long as he got his birthday treat.......which happened today......and lots of scratches which I try to do on a daily basis.

Most of you know about Dandy from my series of posts Rachel and Grandma and an Arabian Horse that started about this time last year. I also posted about His Birth and have been running a series about his life Baby Boomer Dreams - Dandy's Story with still have lots more of this amazing Arabian horse's story to tell that I hope to resume once I get the results of the region 4 championships caught up.

Part 1

In the meantime I thought it was appropriate to celebrate Dandy's birthday with a mention here and some of my favorite baby pictures of this remarkable horse. He may not have lots of Nationals and Regionals titles to his credit but this horse has earned all the love and respect I have for him.

Happy Birthday, Dandy!

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  1. Aww, what a cute baby he was. and still a handsome boy at his age. Congrats on breeding a great horse.

  2. Awwweee He was an adorable baby, not that he's not good looking now. :) Happy Birthday Dandy. I really enjoy all the stories about him.

    I've been playing catch up again. The weather has been so nice that we've been outside breeding and doing repairs. I hope you've been able to enjoy the sun these last few days.

  3. Awww what sweet baby photos! He's a special boy. Give him a scratch from me, his "Auntie" DJ who shares the same birthday! :)

  4. Happy Birthday Dandy! Hope you had some carrot cake with apple frosting!

    MiKael, he looks fantastic for an older man, and his baby pics.... oohhh BOY does that just make me want to bury my face ina foals coat...

    Give him an extra pat from the Southland when you have a moment!

  5. awwww! Happy birthday Dandy!

  6. Happy Birthday Dandy! And wishing you many more to come.
    Dandy is a beautiful horse with a personality to match. Although all of your horses are beautiful and talented,he is my favorite. He is very special. His mother was absolutely gorgeous too.

  7. HAPPY BIRTHDAY DANDY!!! So great to be blessed with these wonderful creatures in our lives! He is still great looking for a old man! We have one that is 26 years old!
    Agree with Mrs. Mom about the foal pic-want to nuzzle and snuggle with em!
    Thanks for sharing him with us!

  8. Dandy is a good looking horse. WOw. I am impressed with all of your horse photos.

  9. Happy birthday Dandy! What sweet baby pictures. I'd like one of those little ones!

    Pax. Kimberly

  10. What a handsome boy! Happy Birthday, Dandy - you make your mama proud!

  11. How lucky is that colt, to have been born and raised the way he was! Happy Birthday Dandy!!

  12. Happy birthday Dandy for the 1st. Sori I have missed this til now, life has been getting in the way. What a little cutie pie, I miss my baby horses :-(