Thursday, June 13, 2013

Happy Birthday Scout!

It was around 4:30 in the morning on June 13, 1995, still dark outside, and I couldn't sleep.  I had heard Beighley pacing around in her pen much of the previous night and was anxious to see if her surprise had been delivered. I went outside and in the predawn light I saw a long shooting star go across the sky. I thought, 'that's a good sign.'

As I neared Beighley's pen, I could just make out a little shape at her side. The little fella was dry and running around her when I went over to them. I thought to myself, 'what a gorgeous blanket!' I saw a red foal with a perfect white blanket, big white blaze, and white stockings. Then I noticed more white on the belly and neck. Oh my, that's a colorful horse!

I love his unique coloring, although he is certainly not registerable in any breed. And he never grew very big, topping barely 14.2 on his best days.

He's goofy and loveable and he's the token "boy" in the barn.

Happy Birthday, my boy, Scout!!!


Dan and Betty said...

He's gorgeous. Happy birthday.


Reddunappy said...

I think it is amazing to have them for so long! He is a cool color!!
Happy Birthday Scout!!

achieve1dream said...

Happy Birthday Scout!!!! As you know I think he is absolutely gorgeous! :D