Born To Run

Born To Run

I have lots to catch you up on …so I’ll start with the B&B. We have been very busy with many of our regular guests who come every year, but had to take last year off, as 2020 was a year that wasn’t. We’ve also been meeting many new guests that seem to enjoy finding a place to rest, relax, and commune with all the horses on the farm. As guests spend time on the farm, it’s fun to hear their stories about which horse they have identified as their favorite. Sweet Halory ’21 The last two weeks the guests have had the rare experience of having Chuck doing all farm tours. Recently he had a couple, Tamera and Lyle from Illinois, who also knew a good friend of Chuck’s from years ago. He’s realizing how enjoyable it can be to introduce our guests to Rosecrest Farm, the horses and the resident cats and kittens but also hearing the stories that our guests bring. Ok… you might be wondering why Chuck is doing the farm tours and my sister, Linda, is in the kitchen every morning preparing breakfast. Well I fell and broke my kneecap, so for the time being I am not able to bend my knee. Hopefully I’ll be able to start rehabilitation soon, many adjectives come to mind to describe how I feel about this situation but I’m trying to stay positive and looking for the silver lining. So let me get back to the most interesting topic…horses. I’ve already shared our first six foals with you so let me share the rest. Sweet Halory ’21...
Our First Six Foals of 2021

Our First Six Foals of 2021

The Derby’s been over for a week and life is still crazy. Unlike last year the Kentucky Derby was run on the first Saturday in May with spectators and they sang “My Old Kentucky Home” YEA!!!! We were cheering for Hot Rod Charlie since we have close ties to some of his connections…and he was being ponied by “Coach” Lava Man. Hot Rod Charlie didn’t win but he ran a good race and was on the board. He seems to be getting better with every race. I wish I had gotten several blogs written since January, but I didn’t and I will attempt to catch up in this blog and one or two more. In summary we delivered 12 babies. 9 fillies and 3 colts. As you can see it was the year for fillies, and as always I believe all of them will be great racehorses. Malibu Gem ’21 by Practical Joke So, back to February 9th, Malibu Gem delivered a beautiful long legged filly by Practical Joke. And, as usual Gem was a few days past her due date and giving us very few signs that foaling was getting close except for being more irritable than usual. As you can see from this photo they both were content to rest before getting up. But once up, she was quick to nurse. The next day we had a severe ice storm that took out our electricity at the foaling barn for about twelve hours. Kentucky Utilities did a great job that day getting electricity on for so many, one of their employees even offered to hold a light...

Goldencents Son’s Storm Breeders’ Cup 2020

Some of our return guests enjoying the weanlings Where has this year gone? It seems, COVID-19 has had an effect on everyone this year…some businesses have closed, others are struggling to stay open and everywhere you look people are wearing masks, and it’s not even Halloween. I will not dwell on the negative but instead concentrate on the positive. We have guests once again returning to the B&B, return guests have come back and to use their words “Rosecrest Farm is a place they know they can walk around and almost feel normal again”.  Some are staying with us for the first time. It seems many people have been suffering from “COVID-19 seclusion” and are in need of a change of scenery. And guess what…they found it at Rosecrest Farm. The morning starts with a cup of our special bourbon blend coffee that they take to the front porch and watch the beautiful shades of sunrise. Then, after breakfast they are just in time to see the weanlings being turned out of the barn and explode into the pasture, you’d think they heard the call to post and are off like a flash. Once that show is over, there are still plenty of mints for retirees and a few pregnant mamas. Pistol Packin in foal to Sky Mesa Pistol Packin Rose is really fun to watch these days…she’s in foal for the first time and recently has started looking at her belly and wondering what is going on. I could go on and on about our girls but I won’t bore you.  It’s been a beautiful fall with the...