Thursday, October 17, 2013

Then and Now

I found myself looking through some pictures of our residents in their "former lives."  Most of these pictures have been posted in their meet the residents posts for anyone who cares to scroll back through them. Anyway, it was fun for me to look at their pictures prior to retirement and then scrolling through their pictures since they came to our farm to retire. I enjoyed looking at these Then and Now comparisons and I hope you do as well. 


Apollo being a dressage horse

Apollo galloping through the pasture followed by Thomas



Elfin showing in the hunters

Elfin living a carefree retired life



Asterik being a jumper

Asterik now puts his athleticism to use for other purposes such as playing with Lotus



Clayton as a dressage horse

Clayton resting his head on his pal Stormy


Cuff Links being a pony hunter super star

Cuffie is now part of the pony power club along with pals Norman and Traveller



Murphy showing how brave and athletic he is on cross country

Now Murphy needs "safety in numbers" in order to look at a baby stroller



Sam before he ever made it to North America. He is either 3 or 4 in this picture of him taken at one of the big auctions in Germany where he was purchased by his mom.

Sam now hangs out with Jason in Tennessee



Sebastian posing for his mom's holiday card one year; note the still dark mane

Sebastian posing in the early morning fog



Lily showing off her prowess in the jumper ring

Lily hanging out with her friend Maisie



Norman showing off his perfect form in the pony hunters

These days Norman is quite the ladies man. Here is Calimba letting Norman know how much she looooooves him



Kennedy at a dressage show

Kennedy in the very center napping with friends Rocky, Largo and Oskar


6 comments:

Anonymous said...

THERE'S NO WAY I COULD MAKE A CHOICE WHICH ONE I'D WANT. THEIR ALL
SO HANDSOME AND BEAUTIFUL. THANKS FOR SHARING THE PICTURES. GRANNY

Lauren @ She Moved To Texas said...

Very cool. They all look so happy now.

Kate said...

Great post - fun to see the then and now side by side.

RiderWriter said...

Love this!!! It's so neat to see them now, all grubby and fat and happy. They all looked pretty happy doing their former jobs, though, too! :D

An American in Tokyo said...

Great post!!
These are all great pictures, but I love the one of the pony power club!! They all look annoyed that you are taking their picture!! ha ha!!

Jenny said...

I love before and after. It's neat to see where they all came from and even better to see them all just being horses with you guys.