Thursday, February 28, 2013


These last few weeks have been a bit of a wash as far as spending time with the horses - winter finally arrived in Colorado and we've gotten some much needed snow (and less needed wind and cold).  I've also been down for almost a week with an awful cold/flu bug.  Despite all that, some exciting things are in the works for the Tall Bay and I, which I will elaborate on at a later date...

For now, have some pictures of Dani's Andalusian family!

This is her sire, Dejado Habano who lives in California (photo credit The Whole Ranch):

This is her grandsire Esteban B who lives a few stalls away, and competes in 4th Level dressage (photo credit Classical Legacy)

This is her great-grandsire, Maluso, who is in New Zealand and still breeding at age 28.  His previous owner was nice enough to send this older picture to me - isn't he a hunk of a horse? 

I've also found a whole bunch of pictures of my girl's half-siblings that are out in the world - as far as I know, she's the oldest.  I've included the two, one colt and one filly, that look the most like her.


  1. Nice looking family :D Her g-grandsire is built!

  2. I added sire and grandsire - you can really see the resemblance between the paternal line.

  3. Holy crow - I love her grandsire! He looks like he would be a complicated yet rewarding ride! Her whole family is gorgeous and it makes me think that I might have to eventually rethink my "only OTTBs!" stance. They're all so well built!

    1. I'm hoping I might get to take a lesson on him someday since he is at my barn. I fell in love with Spanish horses when I was about 12 years old and saw an article on them in Western Horseman and have never looked back! I almost prefer the half Andalusians to purebreds - they seem to cross well with many other breeds.

  4. Her grandsire is one impressive horse!