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more pics: the eventing debut of Star Colony!

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  • more pics: the eventing debut of Star Colony!

    I'm sure many of you remember Star Colony, my fall '12 CANTER acquisition.

    He made his eventing debut last week at Running Start, in the step-over-sticks division. Speaking of sticks, Mick has the word's longest legs and often reminds us of a praying mantis or a spider. But he's very elegant and powerful, so we have high hopes for his future.

    Star Colony at Running Start

  • #2
    Cute pics! We need a step over sticks division up here for me as I start eventing... What a great low pressure experience for horse and rider!

    Smallest we have locally is starter, which is still 2'3...


    • #3
      That's great! I'm glad that you gave us an update on him as I remember him from the CANTER listings. I love when people post their progress.


      • #4
        Very neat! What a handsome boy, and I love his name -- it suits him.
        Piaffe Girl -- Dressage. Fashionably.


        • #5
          Great pics! What a cute horse!
          If thou hast a sorrow, tell it not to the arrow, tell it to thy saddlebow, and ride on, singing. -- King Alfred the Great


          • #6
            Awwwww! Such a handsome boy!
            Always be yourself. Unless you can be Batman. Then always be Batman.

            The Grove at Five Points


            • #7
              You guys look great!


              • #8

                (I love the stepping over sticks division!)


                • #9
                  Aw, I'm the CANTER volunteer who took and posted his listing, and I love seeing this!! Thanks for the update (and keep 'em coming!)
                  "To understand the soul of a horse is the closest human beings can come to knowing perfection."


                  • #10
                    LOVE #3 and #8. You guys look great.
                    Life-long horse lover, dreaming of the day when I have one of my very own.


                    • Original Poster

                      Oh, that's not me on him. That's Glenbaer.

                      (I really like riding this horse but don't get to see him very often.)


                      • #12
                        He is beautiful!!
                        May the sun shine on you daily, and your worries be gone with the wind.


                        • #13
                          He looks so happy! Great job JER!


                          • Original Poster

                            Originally posted by Swale01 View Post
                            Aw, I'm the CANTER volunteer who took and posted his listing, and I love seeing this!! Thanks for the update (and keep 'em coming!)
                            Well, thank you for presenting him in such an eye-catching way.

                            One funny thing -- the PPE vet told us he was 'about 15.1hh' so we bought him thinking we got another small one, and we like small ones. (The CANTER write-up said '16hh' but that could mean anything.) But Mick is at least 16.2hh, probably taller.

                            He's a very sweet-natured, willing horse, always in a good mood. I think I saw him put his ears back once, when he was flanked by two really annoying horses. That's about as negative as he gets.


                            • #15
                              Congrats! Looking good!

                              You never know what kind of obsessive compulsive crazy person you are until another person imitates your behaviour at a three-day. --Gry2Yng


                              • #16
                                Great, looks like professional pics, thanks for sharring with us.
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                                • #17
                                  He looks wonderful! Just love this horse, he is adorable and such a lovely mover, remember the clip you put up of him with JMP.


                                  • #18
                                    Clearly Star Colony is huge in Japan.

                                    Or wherever spambots originate....
                                    "Why would anybody come here if they had a pony? Who leaves a country packed with ponies to come to a non-pony country? It doesn't make sense!"


                                    • #19
                                      What a lovely boy!
                                      My off-track mare and I just did our first "over the sticks" show a couple of weeks ago.


                                      • Original Poster

                                        Originally posted by Scaramouch View Post
                                        Clearly Star Colony is huge in Japan.
                                        We're all big in Japan. Or maybe it's just that Mio has a big following among bots.