It is another beautiful day in California….about 78 degrees, sunny and wonderful. I had a fabulous time this morning going out and jogging a bit on the training track. It is great to get some exercise, graze, and visit with friends.
Wow…here comes my blacksmith, Tom Halpenny! Tom is such a great guy. He is from Ireland and has worked with horses most of his life. He has worked on my feet since I came to California at 2. Tom has also been the blacksmith for some other amazing horses you might know: Flawlessly and 2 Kentucky Derby Winners, Giacomo and Sunday Silence. I’m in great company!
When the blacksmith trims your feet, it is like a person getting a manicure. They file them like filing your fingernails. Then they trim them, make them nice and healthy and put on the new shoes. Today, Tom is taking off my aluminum racing plates and putting on my new steel shoes. These are great for everyday type activities. Usually a racehorse gets shod about once a month.
I wear a size 7 shoe. From what they tell me, size 5 is average. My, My!!!!! What does this say about me?
I guess…that I am one lucky girl!
Hugs to all. I’ve got to prepare for my photo shoot this afternoon. I get to show off my new shoes! Such fun!