Everyday I walk past the painting I have of Gen and smile. Some times you spend money on things and they are not worth it. I have a collection of browbands that I have never even used. I have show halters and coolers and all sorts of beautiful things that make me think of Gen, but none can bring a smile to my face as quickly as that painting can.
It is actually a pastel, and I love it more today then the day I got it. When I first looked at it I saw a beautiful horse. The problem was that I didn’t think of Gen as beautiful. I thought of him as a giant goofball who had a striking personality, not striking looks. The pastel looked so perfect that it took me a while to stop looking at all the details and to instead look into the eye of the horse. In that eye I can see attention looking elsewhere, some worry, and a big plan forming in that horses brain. Now that reminds me of my sweet Mexican General.
The more time I spend looking at the picture the more I fall in love with it. Those slightly crooked braids tell of a horse who is not a fan of being braided. Those black and white tipped ears make me want to just kiss them every time. This painting was not cheap, but it is one of my favorite things in the world. If my house were on fire it would be one of the things I grabbed (along with my dog of course) to try and save. Yes, it is beautiful, but more than that it tells a story, and not just any story. It tells Gennyral’s story.
I was able to find a local artist that I loved who made my handsome pony in to art. If you ever have the chance to get something like this done you should do it. There is just nothing like it in the world.
I just wanted to share because I know the Holiday’s are coming up and some of you might be at a loss for gift ideas. If you can get a portriate of your horse I say do it!!!!