Dunlee is a young kaimanawa/quarter horse cross. His mother was a wild kaimanawa who got in goal to a cremello q horse stallion.
This is Dunlee our Kaimanawa/ American Quarter Horse cross.
When horse racing developed in America in the 17th and 18th centuries they were often run over shorter courses than the classic English races. The quarter horse developed as a breed that excelled at sprinting over the quarter mile course, hence the name.
Their speed and agility later made them a firm favorite with the cowboys of the old west.
I recently found photos of my thoroughbred Power in race mode. . . and winning form.
It is hard to believe that the chilled goof ball in the paddock was not long ago a pumped elite athelete.
Meet Power a five year old off-the-track thoroughbred who recently joined us on the farm.
In humans we say that you need to watch out for the quiet ones; that seems to be true with horses too. Power is a very quiet gentleman yet has demonstrated a curious and playful nature too.
He will come in to the house if you are not watching him.
This is my daughter and I at a gymkhana earmy in 2016. She is riding a recently broken-to-saddle pony, Little Miss.
The sketch captures the moment I realized that I had become an equestrian dad. From this time onwards life would revolve around horses.