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Re: Stallion News

PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:10 pm
by lurkey mclurker
Kitasan Black (JPN) arrived at Shadai... some absolutely gorgeous photos at the link. <3

https://twitter.com/pakapakakobo/status/951699741645008897

Re: Stallion News

PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:18 pm
by BaroqueAgain1
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?

Re: Stallion News

PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:14 pm
by tachyon
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? ;)
viewtopic.php?f=4&t=298&start=560#p176398
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Kitasan Black and Yoshiyuki Tsujita

Re: Stallion News

PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:08 am
by BaroqueAgain1
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:

Re: Stallion News

PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:17 am
by Miss Woodford
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.

Re: Stallion News

PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:16 am
by BaroqueAgain1
Thanks for the explanation and the photo of that equipment.

Re: Stallion News

PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:21 am
by lurkey mclurker
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.

Re: Stallion News

PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:55 pm
by Ridan_Remembered
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

Re: Stallion News

PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:03 am
by lurkey mclurker
Orfevre & Lord Kanaloa enjoying the winter sunshine. (photos via @LongBallToNoOne)

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Re: Stallion News

PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:14 pm
by lurkey mclurker
Deep Impact: not a (winter) morning person :lol:

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photo via @buena_vista23