Monday, June 30, 2014

Keeping in touch

"Thanks for the hat Auntie Amy!"
(don't look so thrilled, Soon)
I keep Soon's race trainer informed on how he's doing by sending him a couple of pictures from time to time.  We talked today for the first time in a couple of months.  He listed another one of his horses on the Canter Illinois site, and texted me to see how Soon was doing, nearly a year from leaving the track.  I told him about the big move to the east coast, how Soonie was loving life in a grass field, and how well he was doing overall.  We don't have to go out of our way to send or ask for the occasional update, but he seems genuinely interested in knowing that his former horse is thriving, that we're happy, and I am very happy to oblige him.  This gentleman did right by Soon, I'm sure he does right by all his horses when they come to the end of their racing career, and it makes me feel good knowing that a few kind words and pictures are enough to remind him of that. 

In other news, it's supposed to be 95+ degrees this week, I am sick and cannot breathe, my face is trying to explode, so I don't think I'm going to ride the next couple of days.  No one's happy when it's hot out.  So to those people whom I made fun of for not riding when it was 36 degrees this winter in Florida because you thought that was "too cold"....touche.  Well played, weather.

If you want your 95 degrees back, I'll swap you for your 36 degrees and I'll just wear a long sleeve shirt.

Also, I guess there's a World Cup going on.  Now I know how my non-hockey fan friends feel whenever I talk about hockey.


  1. Very cool you're still in touch with his trainer. Sounds like a good ambassador for horse racing :)

  2. He is. Things worked out well and I feel very fortunate to have a great horse who came from a good person.