Blue too

Blue 1Blue…. that was his name. A large quarter horse mix that was given to my wife over 25 years ago. He was what horse people call a “creme” … he looked white with no markings, but when he was wet you could see his hair was actually a cream color and he had white “socks” on all four legs, along with a white blaze on the forehead. His name came from the fact he had baby blue eyes.

A large horse, 16 hands at the shoulders and a extra long back he weighed in around 1300 pounds. Very muscular but a big baby when it came to personality. He was all “wrong” for horse shows… none of his measurements matched anything, he would have been a “mutt” in the canine world. To us, he was just “Blue”, a pleasure horse that my wife loved to pamper.

Actually he was a bit of a joker, in the top photo I was down on my knees doing a close up photo of a strange flower that had popped up in the horse pasture. Like a cat, he was immensely curious, I watched from the corner of my eye as he “sneaked” up on me, pretending to graze. Closer and closer he worked his way over until I heard a snort and felt a wet nose on my neck.  I turned my camera upwards and snapped off a couple of quick photos, then raised up to give him a scratch on side of his face (a favorite spot).  Blue responded by giving me a “nuzzle” and quickly lowered his mouth to the ground and sucked in the subject of my photos, a quick chew, swallow and with a nonchalant look ambled off contently grazing.

Just letting me gently know I was in “his” pasture.

Blue passed away a few years ago due to a recurring cancer issue but lead a pampered and apparently happy life under the loving care of my wife.  Here’s another photo of a healthier time.

Blue 2

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I began my photography career in high school, 39 years later it's still what defines me more than anything else. I've had other jobs and many hobbies but just never was able to stay away from behind the lens.

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