Monday, March 16, 2015

Happy birthday Gina!


Gina officially turned 18 on January 1, as all Thoroughbreds do, but today is her actual date of birth.

I think Gina's doing pretty well for 18. She's accomplished many things in her life and continues to be a sound, healthy horse. I know many people are afraid of senior horses- after all, as horses age, they sometimes become harder keepers, develop health problems, or require more maintenance than their younger counterparts. 






Gina, however, is currently balling out of her mind. My perspective on senior horses has changed thanks to Gina (and Moe), who, at age 18, is infinitely better than she was at age 14 (when I acquired her). 

Happy birthday, Big G!

20 comments:

redheadlins said...

Happy birthday Gina!

Alicia said...

I agree with your opinion on older horses. Mollie turned 18 a couple weeks ago and is in the best shape (physically and mentally) of her life so far. No slowing down for that lady, and it doesn't look like Gina is either!

Emily Rodgers said...

Happy Birthday, Gina!! :)

Nicole Sharpe said...

To many more happy years together!!

Tracy Beavers said...

Happy birthday G!

T Myers said...

Happy Birthday!

Wilbur, Ellie, and Emily said...

Whoa! I had no idea Gina was 18! She looks like a filly :)

Stephanie said...

Gina is celebrating by rolling in the mud, undoing the hard work I put into grooming her yesterday!

Stephanie said...

Hooray for old mares!!

Stephanie said...

Gina thanks you, and would like it if you would please take her to go buy cigarettes.

Stephanie said...

Thanks! I hope Gina stays useful and comfortable for many more years!

Stephanie said...

The G cordially invites you to come to the strip club with her tonight, now that's she's 18 and can legally go.

Stephanie said...

Thanks! Well, I'm pretty sure Gina would say 'thanks' if she could talk.

Stephanie said...

Thanks- both Moe and Gina hear a lot of that! They're the youngest elderly horses ever!

Beka Burke said...

I would so rather the horse I have at 18 than the one I had at 8! These awesome seniors are going to make it hard for me to ever want a baby horse! (..you know.. anything under ten.)

SheMovedtoTexas said...

Happy Birthday to her!

agifthorse said...

Happy birthday G!

Carly said...

Here's to another 18! Live forever, Gina!

emma said...

yay Gina - happy bday mare!!

Karen said...

Happy B-day, Gina!

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