For those of you who have visited my blog before, you’ve probably noticed the new photo. You may have even visited during the brief period of time where I changed the whole look and feel of Equine Ink.
In the end, I kept the same template but decided it was probably time to change the photo. The original photograph (above) was of Kronefurst, the Trakehner gelding I owned for 12 years. His kind and knowing eye was a window into his soul. He was a smart horse — maybe too smart — but brave an honest. When he died two years ago, I thought only of how lucky I was to have had such a great equine partner.
Now I think it’s time for Freedom to take center stage. He’s really blossomed since Kroni died. He’s taken to foxhunting like a duck to water. He’s brave, honest, sure footed and wicked fast. Appropriately enough, he’s in the front of the new photo — the chestnut with the black ear bonnet.
I read about people who search for years to find a replacement for their once-in-a-lifetime horse. How lucky I was to find that I already owned one. Freedom is a different kind of fun than Kroni, but no less of a partner. He deserves to be on the masthead for sure.
4 thoughts on “Changing of the Guard”
and you even have a picture of him standing still 🙂
I started reading your blog (my first blog experience) very shortly before Kroni started to falter. It is amazing it has been two years. It is heartbreaking to lose a wise partner but it has been great to read of Freedom’s rise to first horse. It is nice you are setting him right up on the masthead now. Kroni’s prodigy.
I love your picture of Kroni, but I’m glad to know the picture you’ve replaced his with is of Freedom. What a very handsome boy! You are very lucky indeed!
Awww… sad to see the old picture go, but the new one with Freedom is great!