|—||George Morris (via time-to-rush)|
The muscles and veins of the right fore leg of the horse, inside view
I haven’t done anatomy stuff in a while, but I sketched this out last night and I’m rather proud of it.
muscles are so amazing, okay
like that shit just works together and makes STUFF MOVE???
I’M SORRY BUT I DON’T THINK THAT’s HOW YOU’RE MEANT TO NAVIGATE THAT OBSTACLE…
Omfg how did this end?!
Both were fine and the horse went on to compete again…now retired.
The top photo is my baby Ruffian, born in 1972, died in 1975. My favorite female racehorse, unbeaten, died running on her side after surgery following her breakdown in the infamous match race between 1975 Kentucky Derby winner Foolish Pleasure. She could have run in the ‘75 Derby - and in my opinion, would have won it - but her trainer kept her out.
The bottom photo is Orb, the winner of the 2013 Kentucky Derby. He is owned by the people who owned Ruffian. He is descended from Ruffian’s half-sister.
Ruffian’s colors finally made it to the Winner’s Circle of the Kentucky Derby. Excuse me while I wipe tears from my eyes.
Thank you for making another round of tears fall from my eyes. It was bad enough I was shaking and sobbing from his stretch run, now I’m crying from this post. Thank you so much! :)
Tears in my eyes.
oh my gosh i had no idea.
|—||Boyd Martin (on things to think about when buying a horse)|
Wait what tragedy?? I’m out of the loop :(The one where the barn Boyd was leasing at True Prospect, where both Catch A Star and Caitlin were living, burned to the ground in May 2011.
Just finished watching the playback of Caitlin and Catch A Star’s test today at Rolex (I was in class all day)…Excuse me while I sit here blubbering like an idiot. Such a beautiful ride, especially given the tragedy they lived through.
I actually don’t ride anymore, but I did attend a couple of clinics there around 6 years ago.