Aria is pregnant with my next 4th generation foal!!! :)) :)) And she’s due to foal in about two weeks! WOW!!!!!!!!
I hauled her off to visit “Mr. Right” last fall. This stallion a smaller, quiet, Quarter Horse from the Coast. An ocean, surfer-type sorrel with a sun-bleached mane, who’s galloped the beaches near Santa Barbara for more than two decades.
This will be my 12th foal, and Aria’s number two :)) So very exciting!
I’m hoping for a colt. A next-generation Starboy (he’s now turning 29).
It takes lots of bravery to breed. To take the chance to create a next generation.
Some breedings work out great. Others don’t.
But think about it — unless someone was brave enough to breed, your horse wouldn’t exist.
My horse(s) wouldn’t, either.
So I took the chance, and threw the genetic dice, once again.
Flashback — Childhood Memories
Days at the beach.
Dreams of what my future Life would contain (horses!!!)
These memories awaken precious Emotional Pockets that remain fresh and accessible, years, even decades later.
When I was in elementary school, my classmate, Susan Ball, had a medium-sized, red-colored pony named Sky Rocket.
I remember climbing on double, behind Susan, bareback onto Sky Rocket, one fresh Malibu Spring day. Maybe fourth grade.
Smells of mustard flowers, black sage, salt and sea, fill my sense-memories.
Zippy little Sky Rocket knew exactly how to get us off :))
After a few steps, he dipped, scooted, and turned out from under us. We emerged, dusty, giggling, but otherwise unharmed.
Ready to ride again.
This snippet is one of my treasured Pockets of Emotion from my decades-distant Malibu childhood.
Especially, because it included a HORSE!!!!! The object of my Life-long desires.
So I landed, emotionally, on Sky Rocket as a potential name.
After all, this being the 50 year anniversary of our USA Moon Landing — and Starboy’s next generation — it only seems fitting.
Since she’s due to foal soon, I’m busy putting up extra fencing.
Dusting off my dog-eared copy of Blessed Are the Broodmares.
Lots of good hay.
Lots of good vibes.
Hoping, praying for the best!
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Photo Credits: Jetsons, Hanna Barbera; photo of Dawn, Aria and Fae, C. Briscoe; all others, Dawn Jenkins (DawnHoof)