Happy Official Birthday, Lucky!

The fuzziest birthday ever!

As far as the Jockey Club is concerned, Lucky is officially nine years old! His birthday presents were big jars of peppermints and leftover candy canes, which suits him fine. We took a wet, slushy turn bareback around the arena, and he is definitely getting a bit fatter as it doesn’t hurt nearly as much! That, or his winter coat is just so thick and plush it acts as padding. I don’t think he was especially fond of the squishing sound the ground made, as we had a major thaw, so between that and the patches of ice still on the ground we kept to a walk and kept it short. He was more than happy with that, and happy to go in his stall afterwards (and rub it in to everyone else that he was eating his hay and they weren’t.)

Happy New Year, and happy birthday to racehorses everywhere! Here’s to many more finding new jobs and homes in 2011!

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Louise
    Jan 02, 2011 @ 11:02:36

    Happy Birthday, Lucky! My, you’re looking handsome these days! You don’t look a day over six!

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    • The Author
      Jan 02, 2011 @ 12:08:26

      What’s really impressive is how little grooming that required! He had a couple manure patches on one flank, probably from lying in his stall, but no mud from the pasture in spite of all the puddles.

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  2. Jessica Boyd
    Feb 05, 2011 @ 01:08:19

    I know Jan. 1 is the “official” birthday, but I like Bar’s real birthday better! He’s an April Fool’s day boy, and it surely fits him. I love it. 🙂

    Hope it warms up there soon! Br.

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    • The Author
      Feb 05, 2011 @ 11:04:12

      Lucky was a February baby, but my old horse, Bold McKinnon was born in April–his real birthday was easy to remember because it was the same day as my Dad’s! (Uh, obviously not the same year. But easy to remember.)

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