My Boys..

A while ago, I posted how the name boylerpf came about and for those who didn't read the post, it was the name of our farm..Boyle Round Pond Farm..shortened to boylerpf. I thought I would share with you a few of the characters...four legged horse variety..that lived with us. These guys became known as "My Boys".

Europa Panache..Panache for short. He was my all...my schoolmaster and teacher. He was a big English Thoroughbred that had a brain that wouldn't quit, knew his job and loved to play. He was a jack of all trades and took me through thick and thin, galloping through forests, swimming in rivers, dancing in Dressage. He hated bugs..no fooling. It didn't matter if they were tiny tiny..and he was big...he would run and hide if anything had a buzz. I even caught him doing classical figure 8s in the ring just to take his mind off of a gnat!


Vadim du Valet...Monet for short. With a name like that, he could only be French and that he was..a Selle Francais. That's a fancy word for French Warmblood. This guy was a one person horse and I am fortunate to say that I was that one. He didn't like to be told what to do...got a super stubborn lip if you did...but if you asked and did it together, he was a dream. I swear, he must have been gelded late in life as he thought he was a stud muffin...loved the girls (mares). But then again, he was French!!

Mr Fitz..real name for Dufus...Thoroughbred. This guy was my husband's horse and we purchased him at the tender age of 4. My DH was a green rider (that's horse lingo for inexperienced) and let me tell you, that is something you never do...put an inexperienced horse with and inexperienced rider. It didn't matter with these two...they were peas in a pod and one of those once in a lifetime matches. He was big 17.2h (I couldn't see over him) but he was the kindest soul ever and didn't make a wrong step. He was out to have fun, not be pushed hard and just enjoy life...just like the DH!



And the last of "my boys" was Arlin...first American born Austrian approved Haflinger stallion. You can see how small he was but don't ever let that size fool you! He was powerful, sweet and pushy all rolled into one. This guy loved to work and his work was to pull a carriage, which we often did. There is nothing like jumping into a Meadowbrook cart on a quiet morning and heading down a country lane hearing the clip clop of horse hooves reminding you of a time long ago. The last shot is what I normally saw of Arlin...from the rear!

So now you've met a few of the four legged guys that lived with us at Round Pond Farm in NC!

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LENORENEVERMORE said…
Amazzzing creatures...you are so blessed dear! Hug the boys for me okie...an apple or two perhaps?
~XO*
briannelee said…
Wow! So wonderful!
thank you for sharing your "boys" with us.... they are beautiful!!!
clairedulalune said…
Oh, what beautiful horses! Ever since I was a wee child, i loved horses. Black Beauty was my all time favourite film to watch. Then one time, my aunt brought me to her friends stables to see some horses. I was so excited, I was going to explode. I had never seen a horse in real life, and boy, was I in for a shock! I must of thought they were all shetland ponies, for when the horse poked his head through the stable door, I nearly died from the shock of the size of him! I think this frightened me, as when they asked would I like to ride on one, I didn't enjoy it at all! I got off after about two minutes and got all shy!Silly me! haha! I still love them though! Loved the reason for your blog title too! Hope you are well!
Snap said…
Your boys are handsome, handsome and all so different! Thanks for sharing them with us.
kel said…
They are so gorgeous!! I'm jealous!
littlebyrd said…
Oh - I LOVE these pictures. They seem so romantic to me.
Sarah said…
Oh...horsey eye candy - I am soooo green - every one of them is stunning!! I rode for years and would have happily taken a seat on any one of them!!! Do you still have them all? Beautiful - thank you for sharing hon, Sarah
Audrey said…
Alicia, what beautiful horses! And I love that you have personalized them so well. It is very clear that you loved these animals a great deal, and the love seems to have been reciprocated. You paint a picture of a very idyllic life on the farm! Thank you for sharing that.
Julia said…
Oh my gosh, I had no idea! Thank you so much for the introduction to the boys :)
Judy said…
ahh, the "boys" I just loved hearing about them. It makes me miss my "girls" (Johnny's horses). Maybe someday....
Alicia said…
That is so neat. Horses are amazing. What great memories!
Sandra said…
Great horses and descriptions! I know you still have horses, are any of these still with you?
Oz Girl said…
They are all beautiful! :) And how lovely it would be to take an early morning carriage ride. Thanks for sharing the boyz with us.

Hope you've got a wonderful weekend planned!
Relyn said…
My brother-in-law's name is Arlen. This is the first time I've seen it anywhere else. In any spelling.
I'm Julia said…
Oh, your boys make my heart go pitter pat. What gorgeous creatures. What wonderful memories you must have, gliding on beauty.
They are all so beautiful!!
Thanks for sharing your 'boys' with us :D

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