A couple years ago we were given a beautiful paint horse (who of course, isn’t painted). Hope was orphaned at 18 hours old and was raised by some good friends of ours, and started by Zach about 6 years ago. The folks who raised her gave her to us when they got too busy to keep her, because she’s always been Zach’s horse. We had her about a year and decided we’d make her Kelsey’s horse, and so Hope became Kelsey’s girl. Last year she bred this mare to our stud, WDX Banjobreeze Baby and this past weekend on the the morning of branding, Hope gifted the world with Promise, a pretty, sorrel filly, whose facial markings, match almost exactly, to those of Kelsey’s other horse, a half-brother to Promise, Pommel (Banjo is also his dad). Hope has her own personality as you’ll see in the photos below.
To make this story even sweeter, the folks that gave Hope to us, were staying here, with us, for branding, so they were able to witness the birth. I’ll spare you those photos.
Nora and Fridge had to come say ‘hi’!
Ty wanted to rub on her!
Pretty, pretty girl!
Those legs just don’t want to work yet!
Meantime, mama needs some coffee. Having a baby is hard work. It’s time for a recharge.
Lovin’ her new horse!
What is not to love about this shot?
Time for some Yoga. It’s good for the soul! A little downward dog, anyone?
Ok, now I’m stretched and ready to love on my baby!
The Fridge was interested in the action:
She’s sucking on Kelsey’s fingers:
And that is the story of Hope’s Promise.
Happy Trails, and Happy Friday!