Monty Blue Eyes by Meg Hart

I encountered dear little Monty at a Pony Club Dressage event whilst pencilling for my cousin Gwyn, who was judging. Wish I could have shot him going through his paces but pencilling and photographing simultaneously are, of course, impossible.
However, not being able to forget his beautiful blue eyes, I later searched for and found him, being prepared for the trip home. I Iearned that the family had rescued Monty (now 7) virtually on his way to the glue factory. He was quite unmanageable, but after months of patient TLC, he calmed down and his young rider took over and, single-handedly, schooled him for eighteen months to become the clever little sweetheart he now is.

On Sunday he won “The Jackpot” (best combined scores for Dresage and Jumping in his class )!!

Go Monty Blue Eyes!!

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  • Harry Oldmeadow
    Harry Oldmeadowover 3 years ago

    what a nice looking fellow — is an Arab I wonder? (my wife has recently become infatuated with horses)

  • Probably has some Arab in him, judging by his dish-shaped face. Horses are nice things to be infatuated with. Thanks for checking him out Harry. :)

    – Meg Hart

  • Berns
    Bernsover 3 years ago

    He is indeed a litle Beauty! Gorgeous capture!

  • Glad you like him Berns – he’s a little champ. :)

    – Meg Hart

  • lcretyi
    lcretyiover 3 years ago

    Oh Meg bless those people who could see this baby was worth the saving and your image is simply superb!

  • Thank you so much for your kind comment and the feature dear Laura. :))

    – Meg Hart

  • Carol Bleasdale
    Carol Bleasdaleover 3 years ago

    Stunning eyes!

  • I think so too Carol – thanks for taking a peek. :)

    – Meg Hart

  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharpover 3 years ago

  • Thank you Marie – I am delighted. :)

    – Meg Hart

  • karina5
    karina5over 3 years ago

    Meg, congrats on your feature. What a lovely horse. It is hard to believe that his previous owners wanted to get rid of him. Fortunately, his guardian angle watched over him.
    Thanks for sharing this wonderful capture and story.

  • Hi Karina, thanks for taking the time to read Monty’s story. It is my pleasure to share it with those who care. :)

    – Meg Hart

  • Georgie Hart
    Georgie Hartover 3 years ago

    He looks so gentle and fine here, lovely image M – and Happy Birthday! :D

  • He is and thank you G. :)

    – Meg Hart

  • Helen Akerstrom Photography
    Helen Akerstro...over 3 years ago

    Monty is gorgeous… I hope they look after his eyes and nose with sunburn… He looks like his left eye has a small cancer on it. The black bubble on his bottom eyelid… Top photo. A fly veil with nose protection is good.
    Love the rosette on his bridle! Congrats to his young owner on the Dressage/Jumping Combo!

  • You are so observant. I didn’t enlarge that eye for that very reason Helen!…I believe they look after him pretty well. He has already had one melanoma removed and I think that one is next. I got the impression that they do all that is possible to protect him from sun damage as he is much loved.

    – Meg Hart

  • Loree McComb
    Loree McCombover 3 years ago

    WOW – he’s a real beauty. Would have loved to have seen pictures of him at work….

  • If only…Maybe I’ll catch up with him one day when I’m not so otherwise occupied. Glad you like him Loree. :)

    – Meg Hart

  • Evita
    Evitaabout 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture !!!! ☺♥

  • So glad you like it Evita…thanks for taking a peek. :)

    – Meg Hart

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