Notes from the farm:
-Hoof trimming day last week went smoothly. It’s fun to watch the horses watch the other horses get their pedicures. Most everyone was easy to catch, too. Falcon Scott took a run around his paddock, just because he could. Creator did the same but he doesn’t really have the inclination to work too hard to get away, so after a few strides at a canter he gave up and stood like a gentleman.
-Pops and Ring have a well-earned reputation for being hard to catch on trim day. As a result, any number of people were lined up at the fence waiting for the show. And you guessed it: contrarians that they are, Pops ran toward us to be easily caught and Ring stood quietly next to him waiting for his halter. All I could think was, “Really? Really?” Once again, the hoodlums prove they are smarter than the people. (I might like to add to Kent: ha! and a wink).
-The mares-Hidden Lake, Personalized, Miss Hooligan-wandered over to the fence to watch the boys next door get trimmed, then stood perfectly while their own feet were done. Sensible girls, all of them.
-Tinner’s Way, not necessarily known for standing quietly, ever, proved that his rep depends on his mood. He barely needed to be held onto.
-Angie Dickinson, movie star, TV’s Police Woman, Old Friends supporter and all around nice person, spent some time at the farm last week. Had the great pleasure of meeting her, and also was honored that she joined several of us for some personal conversation. It was a memorable experience.
– Noor is on his way to Old Friends, to be re-interred in what will become our Hall-of-Fame cemetary. Noor beat both Citation and Assault, both Triple Crown winners, and was owned by Seabiscuit’s owner Charles Howard. Some history there, for sure. Noor’s ceremony is this coming Wednesday morning (8/31) and is open to the public. Call the office for more info.
Have a good week, everyone. Thanks for spending this Sunday with Old Friends! -Val