07-22-2012, 07:20 PM
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I can't believe I joined an online forum! My ottb made me do it!
This is so not me... I'm the one always reading the threads but never posting. Well I just had to today because my non horsey hubby can only take so much of me raving about my ottb! Today was his first show. He amazed me. He arrived from a rescue in march. He had been there since oct '11 when he quit racing. I've owned ottb's before but only those that never really raced. This guy raced and he was good. Just had humane owners and they sent him to be adopted rather than all the other terrible options. I'm 34 and haven't had horses since before I turned 20. So Willie and I got back into slow again. We worked for two months on walk trot. Then added in the canter. Just taking things slow and working transitions. Doing some trails... Well today I decided to take him to a show. He was so **** good. He wouldn't stand in the line up and blew some of his leads but by the end of the day he was chillin tied to the trailer like an old pro. I'm so proud to call him my horse. He has taught me so much patience and how to be a trainer and better rider. Aw. I'm in love... Don't tell my husband...shhhh