Feb 23 2005, 02:12 AM
Just an update on my colt, Makhiavelli, who is about to be a yearling.
Here he is as a baby (2 months).
A bad video still by me.
and at 4 months
Photo by Don Stine
at almost 5 months
Photo by Lisa Brady
and after 5 weeks of conditioning as a yearling - getting ready for his first show and the Event (yeah, yeah, he's not there yet, and he's a little high in the butt
Photo by Susie Adams
This will be the first SE I've ever shown - Makhey will "get his feet wet" at the Arkansas Victory Challenge show in April - I'm getting excited! Makhiavelli is by Makhnificent KA and out of KA Sultan Kasmira. Wish us luck!
Feb 23 2005, 02:28 AM
What a gorgeous colt! You should be VERY proud of him. Good luck at the event!
Feb 23 2005, 04:10 AM
How exciting!!!!!!! I'll make sure and look for him at the Event this year. What classes will he be showing in? He is just gorgeous. Nancy, you must be so proud and should be.
Feb 23 2005, 06:05 AM
He's a beautiful boy Nancy!
Feb 23 2005, 09:16 AM
good luck with your colt, he looks amazing!
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Feb 23 2005, 11:32 AM
he is indeed a very nice guy ! He has tons of type and it look like he has good gaits too.
I wish you luck too and much fun on this first event !
Feb 23 2005, 01:16 PM
Thank you, Ladies.
He does look Arabian, doesn't he? I am anxious to see how he shapes up between now and show time.
Feb 23 2005, 02:43 PM
He does look Arabian, doesn't he?
Yes, he does! He's a lovely colt! Really turning into a nice young boy. I wish you best of luck!
Feb 23 2005, 04:05 PM
Is this not just the prettiest colt ever!!!! WOW... So Nancy - do you think you will be taking him off the market now? Ha Ha Ha... He certainly is a gorgeous boy!!! What am amazing outcross he would be for so many breeders - especially those trying to add motion, improve the neck and hip in their herd... I wonder what the future is going to hold for Makhey!!!
Feb 23 2005, 06:03 PM
Awww...you all are too nice! I do love Makhiavelli - he's smart and willing and loves to put on a show in addition to being a really nice moving colt.
I dream often of how I can keep him and use him - but I guess everyone does that. lol
Thanks for your kind comments!
Feb 23 2005, 06:05 PM
He is looking really good Nancy! Good luck with him!
Feb 23 2005, 06:34 PM
You should do very well with him, Nancy...he's quite handsome! Looks like he might even forego the homely stage!
Feb 23 2005, 06:44 PM
Makhiavelli is a beautiful colt! I look forward to seeing him at the Event!
Feb 23 2005, 07:24 PM
Thanks BettyK, Matt, and Majid! I'm pretty excited that at least maybe Makhey will be somewhat competitive - should be a lot of fun to show! I LOVE to see him MOVE!
But Betty, he has ALREADY gone through his "homely" stage - oh my - 3 months ago, I was feeling a little sick! Never what you would call ugly, but he was VERY plain - completely different from the way he looked as a young foal. Now, he's finally getting back to the exotic look he had as a baby - whew! Of course, who knows - we may see a completely different stage as a 2 year old.
Can't wait to see all of you at the Event!! Of course, right now, I'm just keeping my fingers crossed that Lori Mangan will like him at least a little bit at our April show here in Arkansas FIRST!
Feb 23 2005, 07:27 PM
Growing into a beautiful stamp of a horse and from the looks of it he has fabulous movement. You must be so proud of him.
Feb 23 2005, 11:08 PM
Thank you, tkr9. Makhey really does have wonderful freedom of shoulder movement. I know he will be fun to ride someday.
Feb 24 2005, 05:35 AM
And Marcie, I meant to tell you - Makhey is scheduled to be in World Class Colts (2004), Futurity Colts (2004), and Amateur to Handle with yours truly (if I'm sound!), and we're hoping that he will be part of a Get of Sire class for Makhnificent KA - not sure about that yet though.
Thanks for asking, and I hope to see you there! Are you bringing horses?
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