Tuesday, June 18, 2019

A Visit with Rosalee

I got an invitation to see Miss Rosalee, Tumbleweed's mama, who is in town to be bred to DP Gunnaoutshineya, aka "Boo." I was excited to see Rosalee and, as an added bonus, Boo and his first foal crop at McBride Quarter Horses.  


She came right up to us, but the visit was cut short by a dominant, bossy mare who ran her off.  Oh well.  She looked great, and is going to make beautiful babies with Boo.  I can't wait to see Tumbleweed's first Rosalee sibling next spring.  Here are some photos Marcy McBride took of her.




I took a few of Boo, but pictures don't do him justice.  I guess, like so many horses, it's the movement that makes them magical.




Here are his professional pictures to give  you a better idea.



I'm a sucker for a bald face and blue eyes (like my heart horse, Cowboy).  Boo has passed that on to a couple of his babies.

I was surprised at how beautiful all the mares were, too.  Just lots and lots of eye candy.  

One of the babies latched onto my husband, Mike.  Horses really like him.  It was this little guy.



Marcy's daughter, Shelby, helped give us the tour.  She is the one mostly responsible for their gentling and halter training.  We got to watch her do her thing, and she is exceptionally good at it.  All the babies are in your pocket types--much like Shirley's babies.  I can't speak highly enough of this early training! I'm so thankful Tweed got it. Here's a picture of Shelby this spring with, I think, Aries, a Boo baby.  He's sold.  I think they all are except one--who happened to be in Mike's pocket.  LOL! 



Speaking of beautiful babies, I love Tumbleweed's multi-colored mane.  I had to take a picture of it as I was grooming him today.  He's getting tall and lanky right now.


You can see him resting his head on Cowboy most days.  The geldings are all quite handsome.


I told you how the mare herd keeps Tumbleweed in their little circle--here's a good photo as Tumbleweed watches me approach.


Oh, horses.  I just love them.  Can't get enough of them really.  Mine...or others.  It was a perfect day, and I was very happy to have seen Rosalee.  She will always have a place in my heart.

8 comments:

  1. I'm with you. Looking at horses is a wonderful thing. Boo is beautiful- the baby is going to be stunning.

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    1. Yes, he had some real stunners, for sure. He threw a lot of color--except the one that isn't sold yet.

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  2. Rosalee is gorgeous! I'm a sucker for pretty mares. Boo is a very handsome guy and I'm sure the baby will be stunning with those two for parents.

    Tumbleweed is growing leaps and bounds. Love looking at everyone's horses too!

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    1. It's nice to be able to visit babies and kind of get it out of my system. I can live vicariously through others. :)

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  3. Thank you for sharing! Tweed looks fabulous!
    Boo really has presence. He and Rosalee are going to make outstanding babies.

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    1. Yes, she's living the perfect life, isn't she? You found her a great home. She'll just spend the rest of her days making Boo babies. :)

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  4. Nice that you stay in contact with Rosalee's new people. I love multicolored manes too. Nemo is the only one that has one in our herd. Gorgeous horses make for gorgeous photos!!

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    1. You'd have a field day over at Marcy's. So. Much. Eye. Candy.

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