Kentucky Road Trip

Catching Up with Old Friends

As you well know, I am a huge horse person, and have spent a majority of my life in the Bluegrass Region of Kentucky.  While there I volunteered with a great organization called Old Friends.  For those of you that are not familiar with it, this is a retirement farm for retired racehorses; they specialize in pensioned stallions, but do have several geldings and mares as well.  One of the most famous residents is the 1997 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner, Silver Charm. Other residents include the horse that kept him from the triple crown that year, Touch Gold, as well as Game On Dude, War Emblem, Sarava, Alphabet Soup, Afternoon Deelights, and You and I.  I could go on and on, there are so many wonderful horses there.  Other than the horses, they have an amazing staff, this team is such an asset, and takes care of each horse as they were the only horse on the farm.  Tim and I are always catching up and comparing notes on our photographs, subjects we have been shooting and techniques.  I definitely miss being out there at times, so any chance I get to drop by I always take it.

Below are a few photos from the trip:

Touch Gold Galloping Over to Say Hello

Touch Gold Galloping Over to Say Hello

Yahoo taking it easy.  Not much gets this guy riled up.

Yahoo taking it easy. Not much gets this guy riled up.