Sunday, May 22, 2011

Happy Birthday........Baby...........



I've had a really long day attending the Region 5 Board of Directors meeting in Ellensburg (other side of the mountains) today so I'm way too pooped to post BUT I can't let this day go by without birthday wishes for this very special boy! This is one of my favorite pictures of the little charmer. As you can see his mother is quite tolerant of the dog checking out her foal......or is it the foal checking out the dog? Whichever, this boy turned out to be quite a lover of small animals. He even has his own cat, if you can believe that.

Right from those first days as a kitten, Squeaker used to jump into his stall to visit but because the stall has a dropped floor she was unable to jump out when she wanted to leave. Instead when she would cry to get out and he would pick her up by the nap of the neck and place her on the ledge on top of the short wall so she could jump out. Have you ever seen a stallion carrying a kitten like a momma cat? I wouldn't believe it if I hadn't seen it myself. He's one very unusual horse if you ask me.

If you haven't guessed it from the picture or the story, the happy birthday boy is none other than Legs. I can hardly believe he's 15 today. It seems like only yesterday I was teaching him how to breed mares. If you haven't read that story, believe me it's worth the read. How far we've come since those days.

Happy Birthday, Scandalous Legacy!

12 comments:

  1. And a handsome lad he was !!!! He has been a character from the very begining!! I love all of the "Leggs " stories, but I don't believe I have ever laughed as hard as I did over the stories of his first season! Mostly because I could feel the frustration and struggles hqving been there with my own stallion ,but also the way you told the stories had me howling!

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  2. Happy birthday, Legs!

    He sure was a cute little thing.

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  3. What a sweet and kind horse he is. Love the kitten story.

    Happy Birthday Legs!

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  4. That is amazing--a stallion grabbing a kitty by the neck and placing it gently somewhere. Wow!! What a horse. Happy Birthday to Legs!!

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  5. Happy Birthday Legs! I went back and read those covering stories too, good stuff. He really is a very special stallion.

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  6. I love hearing about Legs and what a special guy he is. The kitten story is amazing. Happy Birthday to a one of a kind stallion.

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  7. what an amazing story about that cat. Awesome horse. Happy birthday Legs:)

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  8. I would pay to see a stallion pick a kitten up like that.

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  9. What a good fellow he is. I can tell that you guys have a good relationship and understanding of one another, too. It's nice to hear of such a special horse and owner.

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  10. Happy Birthdayu Legs! I am imagining him picking up the kitten, so cute.
    I think I am gonna have to go back and read the stories on him, sounds interesting.

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  11. Catching up yesterday and forgot to post here. Not many horses would pick up a cat like that, let alone stallions, and an Arab to boot. Although the breed is entirely misunderstood thanks to how they are often promoted by some.

    Off to read the breeding stories. Teaching a newbie how to behave covering mares can be a riot sometimes. Dangerous as hell others. From the comments- sounds like it was the better of the two.

    Hard to believe how long he has been around for ya. Hoping for another bountiful 15 years ahead of you two!

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