Saturday, August 6, 2016

Old Friends Part

Old Friends was founded in 2003. It's a non-profit that focuses on giving a retirement home to ex-racehorses and breeders, the successful ones and the lackluster ones. After the premature death of Ferninad, Old Friends took off and gained ground in giving these horses a last home. Not all horses have sad backstories, and you can read more about them here.
It was my first time coming to Old Friends but Mel had visited before. One of my favorite parts of the tour, if not my favorite, was the seemingly unlimited amounts of carrots we could feed the horses. 


Afternoon Deelites 
Silver Charm
I was excited to see Silver Charm, but the horse I was most excited to see was Genuine Reward. I learned about his story through one of my favorite authors, Laura Hillenbrand. He was found on craigslist for 500$, and is one of the only foals of Genuine Risk. Genuine Risk was the second filly to win the Kentucky Derby. 
Mel and Genuine Reward

War Emblem
Popcorn Deelites was one of the horses that played Seabiscuit (on the right).  
But his friend knew how to get treats!

(I think I correctly identified the horses, but if not and you notice, feel free to correct me!)

*I'm currently away for the week, so if you try to contact me or have sent me a message, I won't see your message until August 7th.

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