First Blush

Reflections and sightings from [almost] daily jogging at dawn

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Sunrise 6:18 am: In praise of horses

Almost every morning the Dawn Joggers pass by horses stabled on the Stanford campus. It's a particular joy to the female DJ who once owned a thoroughbred horse named Dandy and who has an enduring passion for all things equine. The Red Barn Equestrian Center is all that remains of Leland Stanford's Palo Alto Stock Farm. At its peak, it had two dozen buildings, 150 employees and 600 horses. About two years ago, the latest in a series of renovations took place. A byproduct was the construction of new paddocks and a training ring in an area that was formerly a large fenced field. A few horses share their space with "pet" ponies.


Blogger Chris Gulker said...

That's a cute little face looking around the wall at you...

10:32 AM  

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