Tuesday, September 28, 2010

CJ Arabians..Las Vegas

This handsome guy is CJ Tritan, a two year old Davenport stallion that
will take your breath away.

Jim and I had the privilege to spend last weekend in Las Vegas meeting
the crew at CJ Arabians, breeders of Davenport Arabians.

Chris and Jay compete in endurance riding and also own the stallion
Bah-Rani LF, an AERC Jim Jones Stallion Award contender for 2010.

I was so tickled to get to ride Bah-Rani on trail while I was there.  These
horses have the BEST dispositions and "how can I make you happy" attitudes.
I don't know of anywhere else that I could have arrived at a farm, taken their stallion out on trail
for a three hour ride, having never met the horse before, and not worry about a thing.  

Spend one hour in their presence, and you know you're with special horses.
There are none like them.  The wonderful thing is...every Davenport Arabian
I've ever spent time has been the same way.  

Look at that beautiful face!  This is CJ Sal Sahiid, a four year old Davenport son
of Bah-Rani LF.  He's a great kisser !.

I cannot tell you how wonderful it was to "walk among the Davenports"... 
like we used to do at Craver Farms in Illinois.   

Jim, Amy and I have been blessed to have loved five Davenport Arabian horses
in our lifetimes.  (You don't really own them, they kind of adopt you...)

One, is my current distance riding mare, Artemisia CF. 
There was also Demitasse CF, Artema, Fakher El Alamein (Valentino) and 
Prelude CF.  Each one so special in their own way. 

 If you'd like to visit and find out more about these exceptional
Arabian horses and their owners, you can reach CJ Arabians at
(702) 220-5228 or (702) 296-7715.  As is the case with every 
Davenport Arabian I know, they love to meet new people.   
Just give Chris and Jay a call so they can open the gates for you!  

If you'd like to learn more about the Davenport Arabian horse, you can do so here:

It's quite a story...

Until next time,   Linda

Saturday, September 18, 2010

White Sands Hot Air Balloon Festival 2010...

White Sands Hot Air Balloon Festival for 2010 kicked off this morning in Alamogordo, and White Sands
National Monument...it was so much fun watching them inflate the balloons.  Hadn't seen that done
before.  I'm addicted to COLOR, so today was pretty fun!

I loved how this huge balloon (maroon with stars) looked so tiny compared to one of
the balloons inflating at Washington Park.

This is facing east from the park.  Love the background of mountains and the foreground of trees.

If you'd like to see more from the festival, or order a print or mounted canvas for your
home or office, here's the link!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Portraits and Personalities...

One of my favorite things to do is take portraits of animals. 

I had the chance this weekend at the Caja Endurance Ride.  I am absolutely 
addicted to putting these types of photos onto mounted canvases.  They are
stunning hanging on the wall, and look like oil paintings.  

I have owned Doberman's for over 20 years off and on...this guy
really got my attention and reminded me why I loved them so much!
Thanks Leo!  

He was so sweet and lovable.  Here, he is reminding us not to get too close
to his "Mom"... seconds later, he was licking my face!

Until next time,  Linda