It wasn’t easy getting the dogs up and out this morning at 5:30, there has been an early fall feel to the air here in Upstate NY. Everyone was snuggled into their beds, nice and warm. When they heard the food bin roll across the wooden kitchen floor I got their attention.
Up in the barn the skunk that has been causing chaos was in the have-a-heart trap….success!
I whipped through morning chores and loaded one of our off the track thoroughbreds, Rupert (formerly known as Grail Seeker) into the horse trailer and off to the 8th annual “RUN FOR THE HORSES” 5K in Saratoga State Park, to support 4 local racehorse aftercare organizations including ACTT Naturally.
Rupert was a ROCK STAR! He was very engaging with the crowd, and he met Saratoga’s Mayor JoAnne Yepsen. There were many other off the track thoroughbreds there, all very well behaved. The families who participated in the 5K enjoyed being up close and personal with the former race horses.
It’s great to have the separate rescue organizations all working together for the common goal of keeping the race horses safe after their careers on the track have ended. We have our unique programs for the horses with our hearts invested in making sure we keep them safe.
Many thanks to the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation, Heading for Home, Saratoga War Horse, and North Country Horses for the collaborate efforts in today’s event.
We arrived at back Camp Waggin Tails where the herd was very happy to welcome Rupert home.
they Hee Hawed…
I loaded the skunk into the back of my truck and drove it down the road to an unpopulated area and wished it no further contact with humans. Good to be home with the crew tonight here at the farm.