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!