Throwback Thursday – Elvis

Throwback Thursday – Elvis

Feeling a little nostalgic for the little old red horse lately.  Elvis is also probably the most photographed horse I’ve ever owned.  A few months after I got him, my beloved childhood horsie best friend colicked and was put down.  I took that as a lesson that there was no such thing as too many pictures, because I only have a small handful of Doodles.

Anyway, here are some of my favorites from all facets of Elvis.  Keep in mind I was not the best helmet wearer during the seven years I owned him.  You can choose to comment on that if you like, but know I wear my helmet religiously now 🙂

When I first got my Western saddle, 2002?
When I first got my Western saddle, 2002?
Smelv cuddles
Smelv cuddles
Our only western showing, showmanship & western halter
Our only western showing, showmanship & western halter
Schooling at our first real hunter/jumper farm
Schooling at our first real hunter/jumper farm
JCHSS 2004?
JCHSS 2004?
Learning to go on the bit
Learning to go on the bit
Schooling
Schooling
Cutest 2'3" Horse ever
Cutest 2’3″ Horse ever
Western fun
Western fun
Winter schooling
Winter schooling
Jumping after his eye surgery
Jumping after his eye surgery
One of my favorite jump pictures
One of my favorite jump pictures
Moving to Freedom Run
Moving to Freedom Run
Our last show together
Our last show together

Lots of pictures I know, but I do love and miss my grumpy old man horse.

17 thoughts on “Throwback Thursday – Elvis

    1. Elvis was definitely the era of my crazy saddle pads. My mom made me some funky ones, and a barn mate also made cute ones. Now I skew WAY more huntery, but I still have all the fun Elvis embroidered pads since they are special to me 🙂

  1. I couldn’t agree more that there is no such thing as too many pictures, and often that mentality extends to my blog as well… opps.

    Elvis was super cute!!

  2. Aw I miss Elvis! Does Meredith still have him? I remember when a lot of those pics were taken, and I’m even in one of ’em! ( : (You can see my purple helmet behind you and Elvis jumping, haha. Probably on Missy!)

    1. Meredith sold him to a lady in Chapel Hill who owned him for about 3 years. She wanted to jump more, and decided to retire him from that kind of work so he went back to Meredith. I know they’ve done some maintenance on him and he does beginner lessons and trail rides now as far as I know.

  3. He has the cutest jump! I’ve had two chestnut geldings (both were appendix too), they’re the best!

  4. Stumbled across your blog and was reading casually till I saw a pic of Elvis! Followed your Elvis link and realized sure enough it’s him! I know him and board at the same barn; he is doing wonderfully and still very happy and healthy!

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