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ASB Stars
Aug. 18, 2009, 07:37 PM
http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/52178/big-brown-galloping-at-three-chimneys

I just love the fact that they work their stallions- great for them, all the way around!

MintHillFarm
Aug. 18, 2009, 08:32 PM
I was lucky enough on one of my visits to Three Chimneys so watch Seattle Slew gallop on the wood chip gallop.

The stallion barn staff feel the stallions are happier when in a program, and easier to handle in their new routines. I believe they are one of the few farms that ride the stallions...

ASB Stars
Aug. 18, 2009, 08:56 PM
I think it is wonderful that they DO ride the stallions, and give them the attention, and routine, not to mention exercise. It is a shame more farms don't build this into their programs, as well.

Barnfairy
Aug. 18, 2009, 08:59 PM
I was lucky enough on one of my visits to Three Chimneys so watch Seattle Slew gallop on the wood chip gallop.

The stallion barn staff feel the stallions are happier when in a program, and easier to handle in their new routines. I believe they are one of the few farms that ride the stallions...Wow! Lucky you to see the Slew gallop -- that's awesome!

I do know from having visited Margaux and WinStar that they exercise theirs too. We watched Speightstown out on a jog, actually. That'd be a fun job, huh?

Does anyone know if Smarty Jones gets to go galloping? When we visited, he wasn't being ridden because of the bone bruises for which he retired from the track.

MintHillFarm
Aug. 19, 2009, 06:48 AM
Wow! Lucky you to see the Slew gallop -- that's awesome!

I do know from having visited Margaux and WinStar that they exercise theirs too. We watched Speightstown out on a jog, actually. That'd be a fun job, huh?

Does anyone know if Smarty Jones gets to go galloping? When we visited, he wasn't being ridden because of the bone bruises for which he retired from the track.

When I was there the year Smarty arrived, and he was not galloping. At this time though, several years later, I am not sure if perhaps he is now.

Nice to hear that Margaux and Winstar ride theirs too...

Drvmb1ggl3
Aug. 19, 2009, 07:38 AM
You know you're in trouble when you get to work and the boss says "you're taking Dynaformer for a spin today".
:eek::eek::eek:

ASB Stars
Aug. 19, 2009, 08:08 AM
OK, I'll bite...just how bad IS Dynaformer to handle?

Barnfairy
Aug. 19, 2009, 08:27 AM
OK, I'll bite...just how bad IS Dynaformer to handle?
When I saw Dynaformer, the first thing I noted was that he has a chain sewed right in to his halter so that his handlers don't have risk digit loss in the time it would take thread the shank through.

Too bad 3C's doesn't have FuPeg. He was a fun ride (http://www.udel.edu/alex/andy4.jpg). Lots of uppy downy (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/more/horseracing/2000/triplecrown/kentucky/news/2000/05/03/derby_draw_ap/t1_pegasus_ap_01.jpg) on that one, usually without warning. Just ask Nuno Santos and Andy Durnin (http://www.digitaljournalist.org/issue0905/luster-bp.html) (click "show more images" 3 times and then scroll down to 13th pic from top).

cottagefarm
Aug. 19, 2009, 08:39 AM
That is awesome news.
Don't know if I'd want to be the first one on after a yr though :)

Kim
Aug. 19, 2009, 08:49 AM
Thanks for posting! I'm heading down to Kentucky on Friday and will be touring Three Chimneys on Tuesday. I am so excited! :)

MintHillFarm
Aug. 19, 2009, 08:53 AM
Thanks for posting! I'm heading down to Kentucky on Friday and will be touring Three Chimneys on Tuesday. I am so excited! :)

All the farms are beautiful, and I have been lucky to visit many... but for me Three Chimneys is my absolute favorite!

Calico
Aug. 19, 2009, 08:56 AM
3C does not ride Dynaformer. And yes, he has bitten off a finger or two. Nasty, nasty personality.

From what I understand, Smarty Jones is not ridden due to physical issues.