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Two weeks after Isis made her grand entrance, it was this little guy’s turn. Meet Indiana!

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Naturally, he’s already charmed the socks off of everyone (myself included – LOOK AT THAT FACE).

Also, Etoile (Isis’ mama) says hi!

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This little cutie was born last week and everyone’s already smitten with her. I think you can see why; isn’t she adorable? 🙂

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In addition to being super cute, she’s also quite the cuddle-bug. When I was at the barn this afternoon, she wanted ALL the petting.

Oh, and since I’m sure you’re wondering, her name (pending final approval from Fred) is Isis. Also, one of our other mares is expecting and due just about any day now, so I will probably have more foal pictures to share very soon!

In the meantime, have a picture of Meknes, who as of last Tuesday night is no longer our youngest resident:

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Yesterday was, quite frankly, gorgeous, so I decided to take advantage of it and do a long-overdue photoshoot with Couelita (pronounced Kwell-ee-TAH, incidentally; and before you ask, I have no idea what it means).

We started off in the indoor arena (a safe place for her to blow off some steam if need be and an easy-ish way for me to get some action shots):

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(I was reminded of why I need an assistant for action shots – it’s hard to cue a horse to move and take pictures at the same time.)

Then we went outside:

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Isn’t she pretty? 🙂

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Sunday’s show went really well, in spite of the sky intermittently spitting on us (April showers have arrived in full force this week). Couelita and I did very well: we didn’t place, but we jumped clear both rounds, which is a first for us (until now the best was one out of two). My friend Ilona rode her for a third round and they jumped clear as well, which is even more impressive considering Ilona had only jumped her twice before. So I can safely say that the last year of hard work is definitely paying off. 🙂

It was also a good day for pictures. I didn’t take quite as many as usual, but the vast majority turned out well (usually I have a ton of blurry ones, but I think I’ve – finally –  managed to figure out how to focus properly). Here’s a sample:

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We have another show coming up next month, and hopefully I’ll have some other stuff to take pictures of in the meantime (weather permitting, of course).

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