I posted before about how thoroughbreds aren't for everyone and caught a lot of flak. Apparently I learned nothing from that, so here we go again. Here are the top 4 things I hate about my OTTB.
1) His weight.
For real. My friends are all like "my horse won't gain weight waaaaah" and spend hours trying to figure out how to fit the maximum number of calories into every time crumb of grain. I mean, they buy supplements and concoctions and obsess together and bond over it.
And I'm just over here like "maybe I should cut his alfalfa back a little because homeboy is a fatty."
2) His tail.
I'm a pretty low maintenance kind of girl. I use cheap shampoo on myself. I don't have "products" beyond that.
Courage has a tail so long and so thick that I use three products to wash/condition it and it takes me a solid hour just to work stuff into that thick, luxurious tail of his. I mean, yeah it's gorgeous, but it's so much work.
3) His face.
Right? I mean, I JUST WROTE yet another bridle post because his face is so damn pretty that I can never decide what looks best on him. I have a revolving door of beautiful tack because I'm always in pursuit of "the one" for him, but he's such an attractive horse that it's hard to tell...
I mean, if he was just a stupid plug with a plain face, he could wear any old thing and look his best.
4) His personality.
Seriously. You can never "just ride" this horse. He's interactive and expressive on the ground. He has opinionz about everything. Even once I get in the saddle, everything with this horse is trust and partnership.
Forget mindless drilling. Either you learn to work with him or he gets you off. Period.
The struggle is real.