First of all thank you for posting the pictures for me! These are my other sweeties, Escala (mare) and Eclipse (foal). Since I already posted several messages about my unhappiest day in 2002 I decided it was time to tell you about the happiest day
Let me start by telling that I never had much to do with horses until I got my 1st lesson at age 24...I was instantly hooked and 2 years later I had my 1st lesson on Escala...after a few lessons my instructor/friend told me I was getting my last lesson on Escala because he was selling her to a "dealer" (sorry...don't know the proper word in English) and that's when I jumped in and found myself saying I would buy her. You could definitely say that buying her was the most impulsive thing I have ever done but I have never regretted it even just 1 second! After a lot of thinking and debating with myself I had her bred to an Arabian stallion (yesm she's an arabian too) in June 2001 and in June 2002 Eclipse was born. I was so happy when my stallowner called me in the middle of the night! All I could do was bounce around the house while grinning like an idiot till my friend came over to drive us to the farm. That explains the sleepy look on my face
Anyway.. I said to myself throughout Escala's being with foal that I was definitely selling the foal... no way was I keeping the foal and having 2 horses in board... too expensive... but by a wonderful twist of faith I got a new job in June 2002 that also meant a raise...and the very 1st moment I laid eyes on Eclipse I was sold...I was a goner... what an adorable foal! 'The first thought going through my head was "I am keeping him!" So I am now the proud owner of my 2 little arabians, they bring a smile to my face as my cat does and as Dougie has always done. I just wanted to share the pictures and my happiness about Eclipse being born with you... figured it was a nice change to tell you a happy story now. :-) So all of you who have taken a look at my sweeties...and even more so all of you who have taken the effort to read my immense babbling *grin*... thank you! I hope their picture at least brought a tiny little smile to your faces as well.