Monday, July 21, 2014

Dharma (Oil Money's Dream) at her first show

I visited with Dharma and her owner at their first show together yesterday. Of course, my camera came with! It was wonderful to see Dharma again. She looks beautiful and was relaxed and happy at the show. She clearly loves jumping and she and her owner made a wonderful team.

To see my last update on Dharma, click here.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Horse Racing Nation: Million Preview Day at Arlington Park in Photos

On Saturday, Arlington Park hosted Million Preview Day and as usual the horses were the stars of the show. But this year their brilliance was nearly eclipsed by that of jockey Florent Geroux, who won three of the four stakes races of the day. 

The aptly-named Million Preview Day showcases four Grade III turf races: the Arlington Handicap, the Stars and Stripes Stakes, the American Derby, and the Modesty Handicap, which is a prep race for next month's Grade I Beverly D. Stakes on Arlington Million day.

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A massage and a fitness plan

Limerick had a busy week. On Monday, Christine rode her in order to evaluate her fitness level and determine if she has any muscle imbalances. She suggested that I start riding Limerick three days a week and slowly increase the amount of time at each gait, particularly the walk. She also noted that the left side of Limerick's neck is tense, which may partly be due to scar tissue in the neck from the abscess she had last November.

Then yesterday, Lim had another massage session. She was much more relaxed this time and rather enjoyed it.


"What? There were carrots in here, I had to do it!"

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Happy Wednesday from Limerick

My husband took this photo the other night while I was scratching Lim's itchy spots.

The bugs have been horrific thanks to all the moisture and she isn't dealing with them too well. On Monday, we received a few more inches of rain from a double-whammy storm system that spawned a few EF-1 tornadoes in the region so unfortunately for everyone, the bugs will be hanging around for a while longer.