Happy 19th Birthday to Ike’s brother Cigar! Today’s birthday celebration will include scouring his paddock for the tender spring grass, playing with his brother, and eating apples and leftover black jellybeans.
Working with Cigar has been anything but boring. I think in his mind he is still a race-fit Thoroughbred awaiting the ring of the starting gate bell. It makes me smile to see him frolicking in his paddock. I cringe when I see what he has taught his impressionable younger brother. But I am glad that we can provide him a comfortable retirement where he can spend his golden years just being a horse.