ZENYATTA DOES IT AGAIN!
I was going to write something medical today,
but I was so taken by this video of Zenyatta that I had to switch gears and post this! Obviously I am late getting to the stands because this race was run back in June. But, if any of you missed this like I did, you NEED to watch it. Wow!
For those of you who don’t know much about racing, like me, Zenyatta stood undefeated in her first 16 starts before this race. That is incredible!
I’ve written about his filly before because, well, she’s a very successful racing filly for one… and because she is phenomenally talented. Also, her owners didn’t race her until she was almost 4, which is very unusual. Dunno but I liked the idea that she had a bit more time to reach physical and emotional maturity before she raced. Anyway, she is somthin’!
Here is the video, please watch it. It’s short. Zenyatta, you GO, girl! 17 in a ROW, undefeated! OMG! I was bawling by the end of the race and the announcer sounded like his heart was going to explode! Really, this race was incredible. Wow.
BAAAAA RAM EWE, TO YOUR BREED BE TRUE!
I came across these photos today and wanted to share them with you since I didn’t write what I was supposed to write and this seemed truly unusual.
Photographer Mark Terrell (website) shot this ewe with a herd of wild horses in Nevada. Terrell calls them his ‘Mutton Bunch’. He surmises that she got loose during a fire and found her way into the herd. And, the herd accepted her.
I wonder if she is really hot? I also wonder if she will be OK out there since I know sheep get lots of hoof diseases. But since I really am ignorant in sheep management, I’m going to suspend all those thoughts and just hope for the best.
After all, she has survived this long… Maybe we should name her, “Maaaaaaaa”.
Anyway, here is a link to all the photos of the Sheep Herd, and I’ve posted a few here for you…
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Cool pictures with the ewe! Fascinating the way a herd of wild horses has accepted a totally different species into their herd.
And that filly… wow! I wish I could shake the hand of those responsible for letting her finish growing before racing her. Kudos to her owners for having patience! I hope her story will inspire others in the race horse industry to consider waiting instead of racing babies. I know it’s expensive to keep and then train a race horse, but one more year out in the pasture could make such a difference for so many horses… and at least reduce injuries and breakdowns. Goooooo Zenyatta!