I’m really happy to formally introduce you all to my new Retired Racehorse Project horses, Vinny (owned by Leigh Ann and Mary Alex Bacchus) and Fly with Me aka Lear (owned by Michelle and Maddie Chisholm). I also often get asked about Fledge. Here’s an update.
It’s a new year full of new opportunities! In this vlog, I talk about some of my plans for 2017 including international travel with Simply Priceless (aka Johnny) and the continued development of my talented mustangs, Fledge, Rune, and Hwin.
A flashback to the 2016 Florida Extreme Mustang Makeover, where I supported all the excellent trainer including Stan Smith and Rebecca Bowman. It was a great weekend, during which I was also able to do a demo with Fledge and Rune.
After celebrating my husband’s graduation with an Ph.D. from Emory University, I welcome a new off the track thoroughbred to Rock Creek Farms. Indiana Chrome (aka ‘Indy’) has a nice body type that really caught my eye. Really looking forward to seeing what this OTTB can do.
On farrier day, Arlequin gets some shoes, and Ozzie hangs out to get used to the commotion.
It’s been a hugely busy and productive week! Johnny did great in the Advance Combined Training division in Ocala last weekend, and our time with the O’Connors is really paying off on our road to Rolex. It was a lot of fun having the mustangs in Ocala as well, and giving my friends Katy Long and Daniela Moguel a chance to play with Rune and Fledge.
Kyle Carter and Buck Davidson said some really nice things about me and Johnny during a recent episode of “The sort of OK show about horses with Buck and Kyle.” I also take the opportunity to discuss how I have adjusted Johnny’s feeding routine in the weeks leading up to Rolex.
Unexpected snow, and a welcome visit from Nancy Bardy (Harmony Saddle Fitting / Custom Saddlery) to do some tree adjustments for Hwin. Fledge is a super training assistance with Ozzie, leading by example, building confidence, and keeping behavior in check.
With visits from the vet, the chiropractor, and the massage therapist, this last week was basically one long spa day for the ponies. Fledge made an excellent all-terrain vehicle as we come to the rescue of a vet stuck in the mud, and I welcome a new mustang to the farm. Sparks has a lot of potential, but for right now we’re focusing on reducing his anxiety with a little bit of ‘equine therapy.’