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Re: Stallion News

Postby lurkey mclurker » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:10 pm

Kitasan Black (JPN) arrived at Shadai... some absolutely gorgeous photos at the link. <3

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Re: Stallion News

Postby BaroqueAgain1 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:18 pm

I notice that KB is standing nicely...without a stud chain over his nose. He appears to only be wearing a bridle. Maybe the bit is a killer, but he just never seems to have a bad thought in that handsome head of his. :D
I wonder who the young man is who got the flowers? Was he being given flowers...and then possession of the reins to KB? Was this a handover from his racing team to the stallion management team?
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Re: Stallion News

Postby tachyon » Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:14 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:I wonder who the young man is who got the flowers? Was he being given flowers...and then possession of the reins to KB? Was this a handover from his racing team to the stallion management team?


That young man is the handler of Kitasan Black, Mr Yoshiyuki Tsujita who took care of the great horse throughout his racing career. (He looks young, but isn't that young actually. He is 41 years old)

Yoshiyuki Tsujita was presented a bouquet of flowers by the stallion management team who wanted to pay honor to his job.

Did you see this photo posted by ThreeMustangs in the other thread? ;)
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Kitasan Black and Yoshiyuki Tsujita
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Re: Stallion News

Postby BaroqueAgain1 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:08 am

Yes, and I LOVE that photo. There must be tremendous trust between those two. I'm not sure most people could stand there with their back to a TB stud, letting him rest his chin (and mouth) against their arm...and end up with no tooth marks on their sleeve. Or arm. :lol:
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Re: Stallion News

Postby Miss Woodford » Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:17 am

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:I notice that KB is standing nicely...without a stud chain over his nose. He appears to only be wearing a bridle. Maybe the bit is a killer, but he just never seems to have a bad thought in that handsome head of his. :D
I wonder who the young man is who got the flowers? Was he being given flowers...and then possession of the reins to KB? Was this a handover from his racing team to the stallion management team?

He's wearing a Chifney bit (aka anti-rearing bit), which is actually very severe and used to lead horses who rear or who rush/pull. It applies direct tongue pressure in addition to pressure on the bars of the mouth. He is not wearing a bridle, but is wearing a halter with a headslip that the Chifney attaches to.
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A headshot of KB where you can see it better.
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He may be a well-mannered stallion but he is still very much a stallion and is given due respect.
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Re: Stallion News

Postby BaroqueAgain1 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:16 am

Thanks for the explanation and the photo of that equipment.
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Re: Stallion News

Postby lurkey mclurker » Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:21 am

From what I've observed of Japanese racing, it's also a common piece of equipment used in the parading ring/paddock, in lieu of the halter/chain we typically see in the US.
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Re: Stallion News

Postby Ridan_Remembered » Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:55 pm

For those who might be interested in some of the best UK and Australian stallions, here's a complete video of the Darley 2017 stallion parade: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNrhTDMkq34

The parade starts with Dubawi, who prances around the ring like the big shot he is. :D
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Re: Stallion News

Postby lurkey mclurker » Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:03 am

Orfevre & Lord Kanaloa enjoying the winter sunshine. (photos via @LongBallToNoOne)

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Re: Stallion News

Postby lurkey mclurker » Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:14 pm

Deep Impact: not a (winter) morning person :lol:

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