My boyfriend (previous farrier's apprentice) took one look at Thunder Gulch's hooves and completely agreed they need to be trimmed. So you're spot on there.
Looks like in September I might be visiting the Irish National Stud as well! It doesn't look like Coolmore Ireland offers farm tours though, which is disappointing.
Ooohh...it looks like Coolmore does offer tours twice a week in September. I'll have to see if we can fit that in too (or instead). I'd love to see Galileo in person. Either one is going to be a blast though. Thanks!
Yeah we'll have our own driver, so that won't be a problem as long as it works with our itinerary. Looks like Casadaly hasn't been active since February though, which is a bummer.
Ouch! Yeah I'm not sure where we're staying exactly, but that looks like it may be a consideration. Thanks for the tips!