Monday, April 14, 2014

Happy 26th Birthday to my Very First Pony

Cash turns 26 today. I'm amazed we've made it this far, since he's been so prone to all sorts of illnesses. He is my very first horse, bought when I finished college for the low low price of $1. I've had him for 18 years now, and we've done everything from Training level eventing to Second level dressage, jousting, and trail riding. He's been a part of my life longer than just about anyone or anything else.

I don't have a lot of pics of him because he was retired from competition by 2001, and digital pics were new back then. However, Lauren was kind enough to come over this weekend and take some shots of him so I would have some candid memories. As usual, she takes amazing photos and I just love them. Lauren, thank you SO MUCH for the beautiful memories. You captured him - and our relationship - perfectly.

So, so handsome. This shot is my favorite of the two of us.

Love this face!

More adorableness :)

Had to get one shot with the hair, lol!

Perfection.

Happy Birthday to the best Spotted Pony in the whole wide world!

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  1. Happy Birthday Cash! Great photos! And what a great horse :)

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    1. Best first pony a girl could dream of. :)

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  2. You're welcome! The last one is my favorite :)

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    1. It's either that one or the first one. I keep going back and forth, lol!

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  3. Happy birthday, handsome old devil!

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  4. Beautiful pictures! Happy birthday Cash!

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  5. Love it :) Happy birthday Cash!

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  6. That's awesome! Happy Birthday Cash!

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  7. what a beautiful guy! Happy bday :)

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    1. I think he's pretty cute, but I may be a tad bit biased. ;)

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  8. He is so beautiful! I thought the first picture was from when he was younger. He looks really good. It must be true what they say about medicine hat horses. They are great ones.

    18 years is a long time to know anyone, especially an animal. Many happy returns, Cash!

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    1. Val, these pictures are all from this Saturday. He does look pretty good, all things considered. I'm so lucky!

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  9. He does look good in green.
    He looks great - green or no green!

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    1. He looks good in any color - except pink or purple, lol!

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  10. Love the pictures! Lauren is so talented. It will always be my greatest regret that I didn't have more pics with my old man first horse. Glad you got some of yours!

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    1. TBA, that's exactly why I asked her to come out. I only have maybe two dozen pictures of him when we were showing. Ah, how camera phones have changed things!

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  11. You two are a lovely pair.

    Nice pictures - you can never have too many. Happy birthday to a handsome guy - and many happy returns!! :D

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  12. Happy Birthday Cash!!! I love when owners can keep their older horses around. I had the same picture problem with my guy. We competed before all this great tech came along.

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    1. After all the experiences Cash and I have shared, there is NO WAY I would do anything other than keep him for the rest of his life.

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  13. He is gorgeous, and you must be so glad to still have him. I hope and plan to keep my girl until she is that old (another six years for her!) because once they've taught you so much and you've done everything together, they are so special. Happy Birthday Cash!! :D

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    1. Thank you! And yes, when you've done everything together, they are super special. I hope you have many years left with your girl!

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  14. What beautiful pictures! Happy Birthday Cash!

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  15. The pictures are gorgeous... and look how clean he is! Happy Birthday, Cash!

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    1. Shhhh, don't tell, but I got him quite tidied up for these. He hated every minute of it!

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  16. I love the last one. You look like a kid with a pony. :)

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    1. Kid with pony? No idea what you mean, lol!!!

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  17. Happy Birthday Cash! You two look very happy together - and he is a handsome boy for sure.

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    1. Thank you! He quite thinks his spots are the thing, you know. ;)

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