Friday, May 15, 2009

Rachel Alexandra - Doesn't She Look Happy?

"Bitter, party of one."

Okay, maybe I am applying human feelings to animals. Sorry, if I have insulted them, the animals.

Look at Rachel Alexandra now.

All dolled up. Tongue tied. Away from all the happiness, or at least the happiness that could be achieved under the control of humans, that she had known.
Into a new world.
Best of luck, Rachel Alexandra.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Rachel Alexandra, Money Can Buy

The beautiful filly, Rachel Alexandra, who won the Kentucky Oaks, May 1, 2009, has been sold.
Although I know, from being a Curlin fan, that she will be well cared for, I am sad.
Once again, a horse will be taken out of her surroundings, away from those she loves and those who love her, if it does not matter. As if, she is only property.

But, she is not.

I know from too many experiences of how horses grieve and search for friends who are no longer there.
But, humans think that as long as they have food, water and exercise, it won't matter.
Sure. She'll adjust.
Just as a human waves a tearful goodbye to dear friends.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Rachel Romps!

Rachel Alexandra easily takes the Kentucky Oaks 5-1-09.