Friday, February 18, 2011

Our favorite place: Camden Training Center

I'm not sure if we go to the Camden Training Center just as a side visit when we go home to South Carolina or if we go to South Carolina just to visit the Camden Training Center. Yeah, pretty much the latter.
I have such fond memories of the training center - hanging around the barns in the mornings when I was a newspaper reporter and then just to hang around because I loved horses.
So we hit Shadwell Stable and Jennifer, the assistant trainer, always welcomes us:
So my Facebook friend Wendy was interested in this Shadwell colt she saw last August. He's really filled out and is now 17 hands at only 2 years old.
Just as they brought him out and took off his cooler, he did the silly baby thing and hopped and jumped. Of course, The Boo was standing right next to him so I grabbed Boo by the neck of his coat and dragged him away. He immediately wanted to go sit in the car. So you can see in this picture that The Boo is hanging behind the pine tree waaayyy off from Kalila.
He has a cute face. Jennifer says he's a big goofy boy and very nice. There you go, Wendy - your big baby.
Jennifer brought out a bag of carrots for the kids to feed. A lot of the babies have no idea what to do with carrots.
We were glad our friend Julie joined us for the morning to go to the barn because she hadn't seen Jennifer in the longest time.
The Boo tried to entice the babies to take a carrot - the only way he'll get close to the horses is from the other side of a gate.
I loved on Ritta:
And The Boo liked her very much too.
Jennifer is SO cute! And always puts up with us interrupting her morning with a big smile on her face.
I think sitting on a saddle inside the house is about the only way I'm going to get The Boo interested in a life with horses:
Right before we headed to the training center, we stopped by noted steeplechase trainer Jonathan Sheppard's barn at Springdale Race Course. It was a little chilly out and the barn was very busy so we didn't hang around.

1 comment:

  1. Awww! He looks so B-I-G! He was big when we shot photo so him as a yearling! Crazy. He sorta resembles his Daddy - Invasor, in the face. He has that teenager look about him too. LOL! I hope he does ok in learning his job. Thanks for checking on him!