Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Coming out of the tunnel!!

So it's been a long but very productive 2 weeks during the World Equestrian Games. Firstly big thanks to all of you that visited the booth or the farm. It was so busy that it was difficult to spend as much time with you as we would have liked.

The Lexington facility has been hectic with visitors and viewings of the horses. Since my last blog, 7 horses have been adopted, to name a few these included  my beloved Toots, Determined Again, Silver Patch and Cat Singer. Hank The Billymax who was a website favorite underwent surgery at Park Equine Hospital to remove a chip from his knee and his fetlock and while on stall rest, he too has been adopted and will leave upon the completion of his rehab. A big thanks is always owed to Dr Park and everyone at the clinic not only for the work done on Hank but for supporting and helping with all our horses. Satin Kddin flew out of the door after only a few weeks with us and is settling in well with his new family, Brittany and Mike. It's a reminder to people to have that adopter's application in and approved. Horses tend to move very quickly and will very often be gone before you have your application approved.

And of course, as horses leave more will fill their places. This week we welcomed Kiloton who is a gorgeous black gelding (gelded yesterday actually), just 3 years old and extremely well handled and quiet. While his papers state dark brown for registration purposes, he is actually true black due to his black muzzle and blue pigmented skin. Then yesterday, we got another very special youngster in, Dundee! Cute as a button and big for a 3 year old, he is by the same sire as Hank The Billymax - Medaglia Doro. New Blaine, a gray will also make an appearance in the near future.

With all these recent adoptions and the steady pace that we've been going at all year, I estimate that about 45 horses so far have been rehomed via the Lexington farm and I hope that we can really end 2010 on a high note in terms of numbers and horses placed. With the exceptional quality of the horses that we are seeing such as Kilo and Dundee, I have exceedingly high hopes!

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