Z's Diary September 21, 2011
Good Morning All!
I’M BACK! This sale ‘stuff’ is rather complicated and kept Dottie quite busy…so we were not able to get together and write during that time. I hope you are all well, had a wonderful week, and are enjoying the changing weather patterns. It is the beginning of Fall!
During the Yearling Sale, so many of my dear pals came to Lexington…so I had a great deal of company. This day, I shared a wonderful visit with my very special friends from Florida. As you may remember, Ocala is where I began my very first lessons after I was purchased from the sale. Sharing this photo with ME is Jeanne Mayberry (it is her training center where I spent the first several months of my breaking and training process), her 2 daughters, Summer and April, and their cousin, Jackie.
It was great fun to see all of them again. They thought I looked quite well…and enjoyed patting ‘my baby bump’. (Blush, Blush!)
I must say I enjoyed all of my time with these wonderful people in Ocala as a ‘youngster’. Jeanne is the one who told David that she hoped the Moss’ would give ‘this filly’ a terrific name as she looks to be very talented. Then in early December, David was in Ocala to see the ‘babies’ …often yearlings and 2 year olds are referenced by this term. He called Dottie and told her that they thought I could be VERY SPECIAL. To quote David, “this filly is going around the track in ‘gallop mode’ and just cruising by all of the other horses…and they look to be very talented prospects.” So, needless to say, I have a very soft spot in my heart for all of these loving people. I treasure the lessons I learned from them, the great times I shared with them, and all of the extraordinary memories we hold so dear of the last six years!
It is that time of year again when ‘the babies’ will venture to Ocala and begin their lessons…just like I did. The Mayberry Family is returning home now as the vans will be arriving carrying their new group of ‘students’ . Each one of these yearlings will walk off the van with a presence of his/her own and carrying the hope to become the best he or she can be!
I know I did!
Our sport is all about having a DREAM! It is about HOPE! It is about planning for the FUTURE. That is why everything we do each day is SO VERY SPECIAL!
Great to be back visiting with all of you again.
Have a wonderful day!
Hugs to All~