THE MIGHTY BEOWULF AT NESE
challenge was on. Beowulf in 5 different performance classes
back to thrill and amuse participants at the 2000 New England
Spring Expo (NESE.) Our personal goals: avoiding the use
of the "horse submerged in water/quicksand or being devoured"
as much as possible and getting Beowulf into a harness class.
Hey, if we can get a jumping model to win an overall performance
grand over "more versatile" models and put a pacer into
a serious run for a versatility award, why not a horse head in
harness? Just cause it hasn't been done doesn't mean it
Tragedy struck on April 5th when Beowulf was needed
for a final curb chain fitting. He was missing from his
spot on the coffee table. A brief search found him under
the couch, an apparent victim of a cat attack. He suffered
from a large missing chip of epoxy and paint from his right throat
After a momentary panic, before realizing that "Live
Show Quality" and Beowulf had actually parted company long
since, his injury was repaired with some gesso and a quick repaint
to the affected area, though he still bears the scars from his
Enough drivel. We all know why you're here.
You want to see the pictures.
YEAH, BABY! WE GOT 'EM!*
WARNING: THE FOLLOWING
CONTAINS GRATUITOUS USE OF SALSA.
Bringing home, well...we're not
sure who or what he's bringing home cause he's doing it in a blinding
snowstorm. Judge's comment on this: Incomplete harness.
The incomplete horse didn't seem to be a factor.
A close up of his head. Its there someplace.
He does look smashing in harness.
A spectacular sliding stop in
an arena desperately in need of watering down. Points
were lost because of Beowulf's braided forelock, so next time
he'll be doing FREESTYLE reining!
An Unfortunate Day Foxhunting as someone learns the
meaning of "'WARE BRANCH!" the hard way. Beowulf's
Body making a rare cameo.
*sigh* I hate it when this happens.
My favorite shot of the bunch. Notice the gore.
Beowulf, a trakehner stallion, in Arabian Costume.
See, no one told him you had to BE an Arabian, he figured
just posing as an Arab "Most Classic Head" entry was
Oooooo isn't he TYPEY? And gold lame is SO attractive
And, in a somewhat serious entry, Beowulf getting his
daily exercise by being swum in a pond. This one earned
him the Oh-So-Coveted pink qualification ticket to the 2000 and
So keep an eye out for him in Lexington, KY in July
2001. We have over a year to try and top Colic Surgery.
BEOWULF SEZ: Thanks for looking! THANKS!
*I think its pretty safe to say that Beowulf
would be a big Austin Powers fan, if he had opinions on such things...