May 2, 2015

The Friesians Get A Check-Up

It’s the first Saturday of May, and that means it’s time for the Kentucky Derby! Today is the 141st running of the Grade 1 Stakes race for three-year-old thoroughbred horses held at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. It’s often referred to as the “most exciting two minutes in sports” because of the suspense during the approximate duration of the race, and also “the run for the roses” because of the blanket of roses draped over the winner at the finish line.

Horses are amazing animals. I have always appreciated them for their beauty and their companionship. I now have 10 residents in my stable - five Friesians, a Fell pony, a Shetland pony and three Sicilian donkeys. Caring for equids is a huge responsibility, but it brings me great joy to see that they are happy and in the best possible health.

This week, my large equine veterinarian, Dr. Elizabeth Kilgallon, made a stable visit to my farm to check on my beautiful Friesians, and I’m pleased to say, all of them are doing very well.

Here are some photos of their visit with the doctor…