It is so hard to believe that today marks the mid-point of 2011. On my behalf, I must say, it has been an amazing 6 months. The time has really gone by very quickly. Residing in Kentucky at Lane’s End, I began the year experiencing ‘the different seasons’. I loved playing in the snow with my paddock pals and sharing so much time outdoors with them. Then to be honored as the 2010 HORSE OF THE YEAR last January was truthfully one of the biggest thrills and proudest moments of my time in racing.
Now, to be happily in foal to Bernardini as I embark upon the next phase of my career, is also very special!
As I have mentioned many times in the DIARY, I am one extremely fortunate horse.
My life has been filled with loving, happy, and positive people who have encouraged ME each step of the way. Environment is very important and influences one’s behavior on so many levels. I hope the sentiments of kindness and love I have known will have a rippling effect…and extend to others I meet in my life.
The 4th of July holiday weekend is now upon us. It represents such a great time for family and friends to get together, visit, and really kick-off the summer season.
MY TEAM and I will not be together this holiday…the first time in 5 years. I will definitely hear from them and they will touch base with ME in one way or another. They constantly keep in touch to see how I am doing!
For instance, when David comes to visit ME in the paddock or at the barn, he actually does call Dottie and John while he is standing there and spending time with ME. He lets ME hear their voices during the conversation while he is there petting ME. (He knows my favorite spots!) As you know from prior Diary Entries, MY TEAM and I actually TANGO so they can see ME on their phones. Sarah, David, and my other friends at the farm are constantly taking pictures to share with THEM and ultimately YOU! Isn’t technology grand!
MY JOHN is always taking pictures of the horses at the barn and videos for the owners to see. (We tease him now…but we are extremely grateful he has so many early photos of ME! Those photos taken during my early years could never be captured again…ever!) At the end of the day, all of this…John’s YOU-TUBES, videos, pictures of BARN 55 and photos of my poodle pal, Sophie, are simply meant TO BE FUN!
The way ALL of YOU have been so very supportive of ME is something MY TEAM and I deeply cherish! I really feel like I have so many wonderful FRIENDS and such a large extended family. THANK YOU!
Here’s wishing EACH OF YOU, YOUR FAMILIES, YOUR FRIENDS and YOUR TEAM a very healthy and happy second half of 2011! Go out and share a variety of things with them…and HAVE SOME FUN!
Hugs to All~