Stallion Headshots Collection

Stallion Headshots Collection

Postby tachyon » Fri Feb 14, 2014 11:32 pm

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Henny Hughes(USA) at Yushun Stallion Station (Feb 2014)
http://blog.goo.ne.jp/umaichi_news/e/25 ... e025e5c1de


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Monterosso(GB) at Darley Japan (Feb 2014)
http://blog.goo.ne.jp/umaichi_news/e/32 ... 0e3bc7af8b


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Empire Maker(USA) at JBBA Shizunai Stallion Station (Feb 2014)


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Johannesburg(USA) at JBBA Shizunai Stallion Station (Feb 2014)


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Charismatic(USA) at JBBA Shizunai Stallion Station (Feb 2014)


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Bago(FR) at JBBA Shizunai Stallion Station (Feb 2014)


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Novellist(IRE) at Shadai Stallion Station (Feb 2014)
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Re: Stallion Headshots Collection

Postby BaroqueAgain1 » Fri Feb 14, 2014 11:46 pm

Henny Hughes is picture-book pretty, Johannesburg has so much harness on his head that it's hard to tell what his head is shaped like, Empire Maker and Novelist are handsome, and you can tell they have real stallion presence, and Bago is....well, that is just a really unfortunate portrait of him. He can't be that homely?
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Re: Stallion Headshots Collection

Postby Northport » Fri Feb 14, 2014 11:51 pm

Is it shadows or is Charismatic's head very oddly shaped?
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Re: Stallion Headshots Collection

Postby BaroqueAgain1 » Sat Feb 15, 2014 12:00 am

He's showing his age, so there are hollows above his eyes, but it's hard to see the true shape of his head because the halter straps kind of obscure it.
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Re: Stallion Headshots Collection

Postby Izvestia » Sat Feb 15, 2014 12:01 am

Aww, I like Bago. I saw him at Belmont and he had such a lovely presence, very proud. His eye is very different looking.

Empire Maker is a beauty.

What is wrong with Charismatic's face? And such tiny nostrils!
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Re: Stallion Headshots Collection

Postby Ridan_Remembered » Sat Feb 15, 2014 1:22 am

Northport wrote:Is it shadows or is Charismatic's head very oddly shaped?


Sigh, sometimes I wish people could take their critic's hat off just for a little while. Charismatic was born in 1996, making him 18. Not very old for a horse, but not young anymore either. For me, seeing him is a tonic for my heart. I love that guy. I wish he had made a more successful stud, but really successful stallions are in the extreme minority. I also wish someone would bring him back to Kentucky where he could be pensioned, but long ago stopped believing that my wishes would ever come true.
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Re: Stallion Headshots Collection

Postby Ridan_Remembered » Sat Feb 15, 2014 1:31 am

Izvestia wrote:What is wrong with Charismatic's face? And such tiny nostrils!


Nothing wrong with his face. He's got more gray hairs and, as BaroqueAgain1 said, Charismatic is showing his age. Happens to all of us, human and long-lived animals.

Also, maybe I'm anthropomorphizing him, but he has a sad expression.
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Re: Stallion Headshots Collection

Postby tachyon » Sat Feb 15, 2014 1:38 am

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Charismatic in 2013

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Charismatic in 2012

Charismatic may be showing his age, too
But I would guess that was mainly due to the shadows.
He still looks in great shape walking in JBBA Stallion Parade ring 2014.
(fast-forward to 18m30s to see Charismatic)
http://youtu.be/x6qo_KLVvnE?t=18m30s
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Re: Stallion Headshots Collection

Postby BaroqueAgain1 » Sat Feb 15, 2014 2:01 am

I'm kind of ambivalent about bringing a stallion like Charismatic back to the States. Sure, it would be nice for our fans to see a memorable racehorse like him at Old Friends, but....he's been In Japan for a dozen years, and that stud farm is his home.
Alysheba was brought back to Kentucky when he was pensioned, after many years in Saudi Arabia, where he was treated very well. Everyone was so happy to have him at Old Friends, but was he? And how long did he live after he returned? :(
It's hard enough on young horses to ship around the world. If Charismatic is guaranteed a pampered retirement when he's pensioned, I'd rather we didn't uproot a senior stallion, moving him away from the farm he knows and the grooms he trusts, just so we can have him back on US soil.
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Re: Stallion Headshots Collection

Postby tachyon » Sat Feb 15, 2014 3:14 am

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