Wednesday, September 30, 2009

New Link

Mom's joined the Women's Horse Industry and may be presenting at their conference. Which gives me an excuse to post this again.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Friday, September 25, 2009

TS Fay September 7th at Calder

Another milestone in the process of getting her fit with with races. Alex gets a little artsy with the pictures I sent.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

September 2nd Breeze at OBS

Prep for a Labor Day race at Calder.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Catching Up

Alex has tons of stuff from me that he promises to work through now that he is back home from a business trip. Gotta take care of the day job first! Here is an update of where we stood at the beginning of the month. Much more to come to cover between then and now...

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Rainy Day Sale at OBS

Some breezes, then a trip to the sales barn to look for a yearling for a client.

Tuning Up at the Farm

As you've heard us mention before, the particular challenge with racing from the farm this time of year is it really is not feasible to get breezes in at Calder. And the convenient and available track at OBS is synthetic, and not like the heavy stuff in Miami. At this point in TS Fay's training, she needs full out, lung expanding breezes, that challenge her and stress her so that she comes back stronger and "racier" (remember that tight abs look we talked about wanting in her last race?). We can't do that in the grove, so, we end up using races as breezes with light conditioning between. It does not do much for our numbers, but it works. Fingers crossed that we will see some improvement form Fay in her next outing.
And Irish Eagle is looking healthy now. We'll be entering him soon...

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Backyard Hydrotherapy

Backyard training means playing the hand have as effectively as possible. For what it is worth, we have been swimming horses from this dock for so long we can remember when the pros in Ocala scoffed at us for doing so. Of course now they have concrete ponds, er, hydrotherapy facilities at many of the better farms...

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Update on Irish Eagle and Spitfire Red

Irish heals, Spitifire still having problems.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Stack's Trip to the Vet

You may recall Stack Bali is our non-sweater. Background here and here. What follows is the latest; some interesting theories and promising results.