Hi Mary. I know you asked about the horse in the picture of Byron & Diablo, but for some reason I could not find your comment to reply to. Anyway, sorry it took a while to get back to you.
As for muscle tone: I am no expert, but we feed twice a day, hay always available for them. Our pasture is kind of hilly, so just walking around in it gives them a workout, and they are on pasture all of the time. We also manufacture horse exercisers, Supreme Horse Walkers, LLC www.supremewalker.com, and we use ours, particularly in preparation for any upcoming trail riding trips to get them in shape for it. Other than that, it is just the way the horse is built.
Do a Mapquest. It's probably 40 miles. I'd be glad to meet you out there some time. I'll get a friend to take a picture of him and get him online. They may be putting him on Craigslist. Do you know where the Loveless Cafe is on Hwy 100? I could meet you out there and go to Fairview. I really want him to find a good home he is such a sweet animal.
Mary, I don't have pictures of Star(well I do but they are old) And don' t have the setup here at work to send them. He is probably 7yrs old. He has great conformation an good bone(he's not a skinny Arab) Do you know where Fairview is? I would love to show him to you. He is probably right at 15H.
I know of a bay Arab gelding in Fairview . He's not registered and not broke to ride. I have done groundwork with him and he's very smart and willing. He has had a rider on him but it has been 3-4yrs. Not sure of the price but I'm sure it would be low.
Hi Mary, Thanks so much. They are the love of my life. :)
The white stallion pictured is my stallion and I lost him August 2008, he was working on 31 years old. I bought him at 11 months so we were together most my adult life. and yes it was fun breeding Arabians, but now there are so many horses needing homes I have not bred for many years. I do have people email me that need homes for their Arabians, many have lost jobs etc and need to find home for there horses, so I will keep you in mind should anyone have something available. I only have 2 Arabians now and an adopted Appaloosa. They are my kids, one of them is a daughter of my stallion "Moses".
There is a down side to breeding for 30 years.. you are then OLD. :):)