Sunday, November 29, 2009

The Rift Opens


The Rift Opens, originally uploaded by cnlizziebns.

I had promised posters for Christmas featuring various horses in Fantasy. This is the beautiful City 2000 who died a couple of weeks after this photograph had been taken, some years ago from a twisted bowel, a particularly formidable condition afflicting some horses usually with an unwanted and sad result. He had performing extremely well in Working Hunter at major shows. I delivered him from his mother as he was such a large foal, growing into a rather huge thoroughbred measuring 16.3 with power and grace. I travelled hundreds of kilometers on his back and he haunts me still.

I lent him to a couple of young riders carrying them to Champion Riders in their classes and have been asked to do posters for them, which for a start I found a little difficult, he still lives on, in the minds of people who knew him.

6 Comments:

Blogger diane said...

What a beautiful horse.It must be so sad and heart wrenching to have helped deliver him and ride him so many times and then see him go. The poster is lovely. Great presents.
Hooray it is raining!

November 29, 2009 at 3:38 PM  
Blogger diane said...

OOPS! I forgot to thank you for helping me out with botanical names.

November 29, 2009 at 3:40 PM  
Blogger whiteangel said...

Beautiful picture/graphics and a lovely memories....

November 29, 2009 at 11:57 PM  
Blogger Lizzie's Insomnia said...

Thank you girls

November 30, 2009 at 5:40 AM  
Blogger mandy said...

what a lovely picture...Love the mystical looks...

December 3, 2009 at 2:57 PM  
Blogger Lizzie's Insomnia said...

Thank you Mandy....

December 3, 2009 at 8:20 PM  

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