After storming all last week, we had a fantastic weekend of great weather and I was pretty productive as far as horsey-things go. And I have some exciting news!
First – the exciting news: I’m going to do the upcoming Meadows of Moorpark derby on May 6th riding Elton, my trainer’s horse!
|Seriously, he’s a gorgeous horse. Haven’t been able to take a decent photo of him yet though.|
Several people from our barn are going, so we’re gonna have a good fun group! Its only Elton’s second show ever, so we’re going to do the “Easy Beginner Novice” division. I have to say, I’m so excited! I think we are going to both have a lot of fun. Elton is a BIG boy, super leggy, and just as sweet as can be. I enjoy riding him and am looking forward to taking more lessons on him to get ready for this show.
Meanwhile, Laurie and some other gals from the barn took a trip down to the valley to check out some Thoroughbreds. They are from the recently cancelled HBO TV series “Luck”.
|Photo from TMZ – click for article|
So, it turns out that there are about 40 horses that had been racing Thoroughbreds which HBO bought for this show, now cancelled after just 1 season. Instead of selling the animals back into the horse racing industry, HBO is rehoming them through reputable, fully licensed/accredited adoption agencies, including one that my trainer has had a relationship with for a long time. Kudos to HBO for that decision (though I’m sure PETA’s pressure had an influence). Laurie has always been an OTTB (Off the Track Thoroughbred) rescuer and re-trainer (including Elton!!!), so we’ll see if some new faces show up around the barn in the coming weeks.