This weekend we did a quick trip to Kentucky to get Bounced started on his way to Oklahoma. We took him as far as Lexington where he is over-nighting at Newtown Station Equine Layover. It is a wonderful facility run by equine veterinarian, Barbara W. Poole, DVM, and her multi-talented husband and farm manager, Tommy Hearn. It is right off Newton Pike near the Kentucky Horse Park just a stone’s throw off I75 and I64. It is a brand new facility with 20 stalls and a new barn to be built soon. It is near hotels and restaurants. The horses have on-site 24 hour attention. This layover is on the top of the list for The National Horse Carriers Association.
Newton Station Equine Layover
2300 Newton Pike
Lexington, KY 40511
Barry & I over-nighted with our friends Tony and Susan Browne. Bright and early this morning, after a breakfast of farm fresh eggs, we headed over to pick up Reign Day at his breeder’s farm in Lexington. We had a beautiful ride home to Atlanta and Bits & Bytes Farm. The trees in mountains through Tennessee and Kentucky were frosted white which made for a beautiful ride home. We had a welcoming committee at the farm as everyone was anxious to meet our newest horse.
Reign Day will begin his sport horse training at Bits & Bytes Farm. He will be here for a month or two of training before traveling to his new family in Massachusetts to become a Pony Club mount. Watch for updates on Reign Day’s training and see what it is like to get a horse off-the-track and retrain him for a new career.
Just last Sunday Reign Day ran his last race – he finished dead last. Tomorrow training for his new career begins. We will be keeping an on-line diary so that his new mom can follow along.