Friday, June 19, 2009
Carole’s husband Frank bought Wish as a three-year-old in 2006 from Hugh DeKoning in Holland, and they’re very excited about. “He has a super mind and is really athletic and really talented.”
Tuesday through Saturday Patti works at Fireside Farm. If she clinics she does it on Sundays and Mondays. “I really am anal,” she says. “I don’t take days off. I want my horses at home to get five days a week minimum. In Florida they get six, and if I have a Sunday here where I am not really going anywhere, then they get worked.” The staff at Fireside is top notch, and Patti says she relies heavily on her long-time groom.
“He knows them all inside and out,” she says. “I can ask him any question when he brings them in to me, and he can answer it. He’ll tell me if they’re stiff or crabby before I even ask. But I do spend a little bit of time with each of them every night before I leave. I give them a carrot, and I talk to them so I do feel like I have a relationship with all of them.”