Stallion Headshots Collection

Re: Stallion Headshots Collection

Postby TBird » Sat Feb 15, 2014 10:20 am

Great pictures, tachyon! Thank you for sharing them.
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Re: Stallion Headshots Collection

Postby Izvestia » Sat Feb 15, 2014 10:38 am

Ridan_Remembered wrote:
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.


I actually think the part I was talking about is not above his eyes (which is normal), but on the insides, toward the middle. I've never seen it look like that, and I have a 34-year-old horse that doesn't have that. I wasn't insulting him, I was just curious. Some horses get head injuries that cause it to look like their skull is caved in, was hoping that wasn't the case.
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Re: Stallion Headshots Collection

Postby DanLewis » Sat Feb 15, 2014 12:52 pm

With Charismatic he had always had an odd shaped face, not ugly I actually love his face, I see what you mean there is almost a ridge below each eye, I think they have always been there because he does have a more roman head, and now age is just catching up and showing more.. I do not believe he had any injuries because you would see it. All in all he looks great and I miss him tremendously.. I simply choked on my sweet tea when I realized how old he is! Time sure flies!
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Re: Stallion Headshots Collection

Postby Ridan_Remembered » Sat Feb 15, 2014 3:06 pm

Tachyon, thank you so much for posting the additional photos of Charismatic. It's wonderful to see him looking so good. Here's a nice closeup of Charismatic's head.

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Re: Stallion Headshots Collection

Postby Acadiana » Sat Feb 15, 2014 4:36 pm

Charismatic looks great if you watch the video (and Silver Charm is right before him). I think the lighting in the picture makes it look a little off.
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Re: Stallion Headshots Collection

Postby Northport » Sat Feb 15, 2014 6:32 pm

Ridan_Remembered wrote:
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.



I'm sure the horse isnt offended. Like BaroqueAgain said, it wouldn't be very fair to the horse to ship him across the world at this age from a place that has been his home for so long.
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Re: Stallion Headshots Collection

Postby Starine » Sat Feb 15, 2014 9:56 pm

I think maybe Charismatic's crooked stripe might be throwing people off.

Also, Empire Maker is as handsome as ever.
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Re: Stallion Headshots Collection

Postby tachyon » Sun Feb 16, 2014 12:50 am

DanLewis wrote:With Charismatic he had always had an odd shaped face, not ugly I actually love his face, I see what you mean there is almost a ridge below each eye, I think they have always been there because he does have a more roman head, and now age is just catching up and showing more.. I do not believe he had any injuries because you would see it. All in all he looks great and I miss him tremendously.. I simply choked on my sweet tea when I realized how old he is! Time sure flies!


Indeed...
I was lucky enough to be at Belmont Park on June 5, 1999.
It's already 15 years ago.
But I always keep this ''Post Parade Magazine'' at hand.
This official pp program for the 131st running of the Belmont Stakes is very precious to me, too.
And I also find an old headshot of Charismatic in this magazine.

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front cover - Belmont Park ''Post Parade Magazine'', Saturday June 5, 1999

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page 33

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page 36 - 37

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page 36 - 37
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Re: Stallion Headshots Collection

Postby tachyon » Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:04 am

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Hard Spun(USA) at Darley Japan (Feb 2014)
for full-size images of Hard Spun http://uma-furusato.com/news/detail/_id_75950


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Roses in May(USA) at Big Red Fram (Feb 2014)
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Re: Stallion Headshots Collection

Postby Ridan_Remembered » Mon Feb 17, 2014 3:57 pm

Roses has his hay and is content. :)
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