Sunday May 13, 2012

I really thought we’d have a busy day at the farm today, but the weather interrupted that.  It rained all day—and I mean all day!  There was not a lot of activity as most of the horses preferred to stay inside their run-in sheds, and the people (me!) preferred to stay dry as well.

I took a few minutes and drove over to the annex farm in Midway, thinking I could spend some time with Wallenda.  When I arrived, something in the neighborhood had all the horses wound up—every horse I could see was staring across the street.  That was a lot of horses looking at the same thing, as every field as far as you can see has horses in it!  I think they must have turned a bunch of yearlings out at Darby Dan and it had every horse fascinated.  Even Benburb, who was outside in the front paddock and rarely gets excited about anything, was neighing and prancing.  Bennie was unbelievably muddy.  With all the rain, the mud was  the consistency of chocolate milk, and white Bennie was covered, with mud dripping down his face and neck. 

I hung around long enough to take a photo of Wallenda staring out his stall window, and then headed back to the main farm.  I ducked inside the small barn to say hello to Arson Squad, thinking I’d take a picture of him to share.  But he was more interested in checking out my phone.  You can guess how the photo session worked out.

Dan and Flick were in their shed and Clever ventured out just long enough to know he had to dash back inside.  I wasn’t quick enough to get a picture of Clever. He wasn’t outside long enough to get the camera out of my pocket.

Gulch, Sunshine and Patton were in their sheds too, although Afternoon Deelites was outside grazing.  Marquetry was napping in the rain at the far side of his paddock.  He must have decided he needed a bath.  I ended up taking a picture of Swannie who was, of course, hiding in his shed. 

It wasn’t a day that anyone much wanted to be outside. This is a short post, and I hope the weather is nicer wherever you are.

Oh, and in honor of Mother’s Day, here’s a link to the Lexington Herald Leader’s Mother’s Day photo spread.  Enjoy!





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6 responses to “Sunday May 13, 2012

  1. SusanA

    Hi Val,
    Thanks as always for the pictures…love those any and all times! I’m glad Arson Squad is doing ok….I sure hope we can see him next visit!
    Thanks for the link to the Herald….I’m going to order that copy to keep! Love anything Z and baby Z! Hope you had a Happy Mother’s Day!

    • oldfriendsblog

      Arson Squad is doing very well. He is the sweetest little horse! I don’t know when he’ll be on tours but I would expect it’ll be a good while yet. And Wallenda does look fantastic. If you didn’t know better you’d look at him and think he is ready to race!

  2. SusanA

    PS Val! I meant to say that that is a wonderful shot of Wallenda…he looks awesome! I missing seeing him on my last visit to the farm.

  3. Susan Maxwell

    Val, can you please tell us what happened to Leave Seattle? I bought a share in him years ago; I loved visiting him although he was always a little bit grumpy!!! I’ll miss him very much.

    • oldfriendsblog

      Hi Susan. Leave suffered some sort of neurological problem that came on all of a sudden and got bad really fast. We didn’t want him to suffer. He was quite a character and had a lot of friends, even if he was a bit of a grump! -Val

  4. Hello Val,
    Sorry to hear about Buzz. Was at Old Friends last month and forgot to inquire about AP Slew. How’s he doing currently?

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