Next up in the parade of misfits to beauties is a lovely chestnut named “Brassy Self” This horse was listed on our trainer listings a while back along with a bunch of other horses. We of course had limited time and had to take most of the photos out in the field. To add insult to injury, our volunteer listed fourteen horses just from that farm that day. And as sometimes happens on the farms, the person showing her around mis-identified a few of the horses (this doesn’t happen very often at the track, but sometimes does on the farms, where the horses are not in numbered stalls and there are a lot of them!). So some of the pictures got mislabelled and it took a little bit to get that sorted out. In any case, here’s the only photo we were able to get of the really nice “Brassy Self”:
For some reason, on the farm, getting horses stood up for us seems to be difficult. Some trainers and owners are happy too, and will even brush them off and give us cookies and milk (true story – my first farm visit ever involved cookies and milk. And I got to play with cute TB foals – win!) but a lot of the time they have to get back to the track or are in the middle of other work, so we have even less time to get photos than we would at the track. The result? A lot of pictures like this. We know the horses are lovely, but it’s hard to explain to the rest of the world.
So anyway, what has this handsome guy been up to? Learning to event, of course! He found his way to Katie Willis at Top Notch Eventing in Virginia, where he’s now on their sale page, showing off a lovely jump and nice forward going attitude. Here he is schooling in Aiken:
There are some other fantastic photos and video on Top Notch’s sale page – go take a look! This guy sure looks great!