Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Horses Again

Still have one more horse to hook and more hearts.  Thought I'd like to look at it on my computer to see it might help me decide what color direction I want to go.
Oh dear, what color to hook that other horse.  As a teen my horse was a sorrel with dark mane and tail so that wouldn't work with a primitive black background.  Matter of fact "Richie" was depicted as the dark brown horse in the rug but without a black tail. 

Could do an Appaloosa but think the Pinto has that covered.  So maybe I'll go with a more 'golden' Palomino horse than the one I hooked already.  

Does anyone remember Sunday papers (early 50's) when they would advertise to win a Palomino horse if you could draw and submit a photo?  That was during the Trigger and Roy years. You have no idea how many times I drew and entered that contest.  Nope, didn't win.  Finally convinced my father to agree that IF I saved up half the money to buy a horse (any horse) that he would match the money.  

I did save up and he did find a horse for me.  Must admit in looking back it must have been a rescue.  He was weak and thin.  But I cared for him, and recovered him to health.  He filled out and was a nice horse for me ~ not fancy, just a horse, that is all I wanted.

Here's me and Richie when I was about 14 or 15.
And here is my baby brother (5 years younger) on his back.  Can't wait to send this to my brother so he can see how brave he was ~ Joey was afraid of a huge horse.
Oh this was cathartic to see my horse once more and remember how I'd walk behind the barn and neigh.  Richie would respond likewise.  



  1. You look so grownup in that photo. Wonderful memories, wish I had more old photos.
    I am thinking, another palomino might be too much on the one side? How about a dapple gray?


  2. Thanks for sharing, saundra!
    Wow ur mat coming along,,,, fast!
    Love the colors!
    That old picture and story is great!
    You look older than that!!
    Beautiful horse!!
    Have a great day,,,

  3. Richie was a fine looking horse. Did you keep him for very long?

  4. Hi Saundra,
    I was thinking how grown up you look in the picture, too!! Your horse was a handsome boy! Such special memories for you and that explains much about your love of hooking horses!!! Thanks for sharing!!
    Heart Hugs~

  5. I've had horses of everyone of those colour so! Just need a bay...


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