Happy Birthday Ike!

It is hard to believe, but big man turns 10 today. I am having a hard time wrapping my head around this fact. Where did the years go? Gone is the skinny baby with a pencil neck and gangly legs that could not work as a cohesive unit. The green horse is now a bronze medal recipient who quite possibly could make his Fourth Level debut before the end of the year. Crazy stuff, huh?!

So, Happy Birthday Ike, I am looking forward to our next trip around the sun and all the fun and challenges that come along with it.

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Happy 9th Birthday Ike!

Can’t believe the big man is 9 already. Seems like just yesterday that we met when he was only 3 years old.
His personality is as big as his heart…and his head.  Looking forward to this year and can’t wait to see what it has in store for us. 

Birthday Boy

Cigar

Happy 19th Birthday to Ike’s brother Cigar!  Today’s birthday celebration will include scouring his paddock for the tender spring grass, playing with his brother, and eating apples and leftover black jellybeans.

Working with Cigar has been anything but boring.  I think in his mind he is still a race-fit Thoroughbred awaiting the ring of the starting gate bell.  It makes me smile to see him frolicking in his paddock.  I cringe when I see what he has taught his impressionable younger brother.  But I am glad that we can provide him a comfortable retirement where he can spend his golden years just being a horse.