|They all look so sweet when they're sleeping! 5 x 7 oil on panel, sold.|
Maybe it all started the day he was conceived - I took Twine up to be bred to Strut the Stage (standing at Colebrook at the time), baby Gracie at her side. They didn't heed my warnings that she could be tough, not taking proper precautions, and she double-barreled him in the chest. Poor Strut! I'm sure that did nothing for his self-esteem! Anyway...about 338 days later, she had a cute little bay baby boy. This colt had the slickest coat I've ever seen on a foal - clearly he thought he was landing in Florida, not Southwestern Ontario. He made me drag the vet out to tube him his first meal, because he couldn't figure out how to nurse in an acceptable time frame. And so began our series of adventures, which included a black eye for me. Well, at least he didn't break my nose, like Hugo!
|Lean, mean...well he wasn't mean...and fell a little short of being a racing machine! At Woodbine in 2013.|
|Close...but not quite (he's the one on the outside).|
That was a year and a half ago. This is Leo today:
First day jumping from a canter! Just goes to show you - never say never!