Sergeant Reckless

Sometimes you find yourself in the right place at the right time. This happened at Breyerfest 2019. I can’t remember where I was coming from nor my final destination, but I found myself near the indoor warm up arena. I saw a few waiting Civil War Union dressed horses and riders.

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I turned around and saw servicemen leading a black horse.

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A chestnut mare with military attire appeared and I stayed as they maneuvered the two horses for a photo op.

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During the photo op a few people mentioned going to the Sergeant Reckless statue for pictures and I found myself joining the small entourage. Robin Hutton, the author of Sergeant Reckless, was a part of the group. Silly me forgot to bring my copy of the book to Breyerfest!

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It was slow moving because people wanted to take photos with the mare. She was adorable, so why wouldn’t you? It gave me a chance to take pictures of her tack.

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You can never have too many reference photos.

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Eventually we made it to our destination. The Kentucky Horse Park unveiled their statue of Sergeant Reckless in 2018. The Kentucky Horse Park isn’t the only place to have a sculpture of the mare. Susan Bensema Young of Timaru Star II saw another statue in Virginia.

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Not Sergeant Reckless posed next to the statue.

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A Sgt. Reckless blanket was brought out and more photos ensued.

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I’m happy I was in the right place at the right time to take these photos!

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The Real Horses of Breyerfest

Breyerfest is less than 7 months from now.

In the mean time, here’s a look back to the 2019 Breyerfest. On the day of the Breyerfest Open show, I left the show to wander the park. The Kentucky Horse Park hosts a diverse array of equine breeds so I decided to watch some of the breed Show.

First up was the Akhal-Teke, which is one of my favorite breeds. This is Magnatli, a 2003 gelding.

So pretty!

Next is the Gypsy Vanner.

They always have such a distinctive look to them.

After watching some of the show, I moved towards the barns.

The owners and grooms of these high caliber horses are always so generous with allowing attendees access to them. This was one of the sweet police horses.

I love meeting the real life counterparts of models. Here’s Dominate XXIX.

Patrick the Mini Horse.

Palomino paints are one of my favorite equine color combos. This is King.

Voyeur is an Olympian, and it was amazing to hang in his stall for a few minutes.

Cobra the Mustang.

Latigo Dun It (I think).

This was the cutest duo of the whole three days. They were so cute and this was the best pony.

Sergent Reckless in front of the statue.

I can’t wait to see what real horses will be in the park for Breyerfest 2020!