#ThrowbackThursday: Baby Shae

I am not tagged in this photo on Facebook, so I'd completely forgotten that Connor's breeder took these of me and Shae, the Cob that got me started on Cobs, the last time I saw him before he left for his new home.  When this was taken almost two years ago, he was still young and hadn't yet filled out, and I'd love to see what he looks like today as a six-year-old.  He was the definition of a big puppy dog, and trusted humans so much that the moment I got on his back for the first time he just turned around and sniffed my foot like he'd been ridden before.  


When I used to go out to catch him I'd yell "Baby Shae!" from the gate and every time he'd whinny at me and walk over, nickering.  I love him, but his mild temperament is much better suited to being doted on by adorable young children like he is now than boldly jumping cross-country fences - though I have no doubt he'd do that if I'd asked.

October of 2011

And here are some gratuitous Shae pictures from when I had him at the college in the spring of 2010. You'll see he has a big mysterious wound on his neck and chest, which would almost completely close up and then reopen in cycles for a long time.  I hear it's under control now, though!

How could you not fall in love with this breed when you have something like this dropped into your lap??  He was awesome!

My first time shedding out a Welsh Cob, there is nothing else like it...I tried everything!

First day on campus


7 comments:

  1. What a cool looking horse! I'd be in love too :)

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  2. He looks like a younger version of my boy :)

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    1. Yes he does! His sire and dam were both imported, they could definitely be related somewhere.

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  3. Cobs are so cute.... if only they where taller :( or i was shorter :(

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    1. They do get pretty tall! Not like Warmblood height, but Sec D's have no upper limit, they can certainly be horse-sized. Connor is fairly small for a D.

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  4. Beautiful guy! Would love to have a Cob someday...you know, when I win the lottery and have a barn full of horses :)

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