Changing of the Guard

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

  1. 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.

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