Deserts and Beyond

Deserts and beyond...places in and around the southern California deserts and beyond. Photo taken at Canyon Lake, in the Superstition Mountains of Arizona, December 2011. A few minutes later, after the sun disappeared, these cliffs were their normal color. They were only golden for a short time and I'm glad we were able to view them in their glory.






Saturday, June 12, 2010

Eyes~Sunday stills Challenge 061310







One of my horses is an off-the-track thoroughbred. That means he didn't make it at the race track. In the seven races that he ran, he never won! Fortunately he went to a horse rescue and not to slaughter, unlike many thoroughbreds. From the rescue, he came to us. I feel so lucky to have him! He has impeccable manners, he likes his bath, he knows how to lead!His name is Quad and he is a gray thoroughbred, a great-grandson of two Triple Crown winners, Secretariat and Affirmed, both gorgeous chestnuts. I guess, however, that his gray genes were stronger! I love to watch his eyes. He is very expressive! When he arrived, his eyes were dull and lifeless. He'd had a hard time at his foster home, I believe. Now, his eyes are alert and watching. He is beginning to trust me and I'm beginning to relax around him. Here are some photos of Quad's eyes. Don't they look like black pools? Sunday Stills Challenge for June 13, 2010.

9 comments:

Jan's Place USA and Mt Forest Pictures said...

oops. I left comments on post below in error.. as I said, such a great ending for your QUAD.

We have friends in that industry, who work hard to find a home for there horses that don't make it.

I could not raise a horse to send it to that life as a "commodity"...

My Sunday Stills also shows my horse's eyes..

henrygl said...

Good job, full of black in there... :)

dibear said...

Quad has beautiful eyes. :)

nebi said...

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For sharing thank you very much good very beautiful work

Beth said...

He is a handsome fella' witha beautiful eye!

Michelle said...

What a cutie! He's definitely one of the lucky ones.

PeacefulGirl said...

Beautiful shots of a beautiful horse!

Oregon Equestrian said...

We horse owners went straight to the barn for this Sunday Sitlls Challenge. Kind, soft eyes. Glad Quad found a good home.

Brenda said...

He has kind eyes. I'm glad he found a nice home.