Omg as I was haying this morning, I picked up the chaff bag only to find a huge huntsman sat on the back! I shrieked and owen and Robert laughed at me as usual.
I also noticed that the gate was open and no one was in the paddock which once housed the 3 legged horse! All I can say is I'm glad owen respected my wishes and did it on my day off! Most definitely the darker side of horse racing, the over production of slow horses!
The same day, owen got a phonecall from a friend saying he's got a chestnut gelding if he wants to try it! We drove down to a place called Ascot which had it's own race course! As you drive into the residential area, you are greeted by a sign saying 'horse town'. Owen tells me that the majority of people have stables in their back garden and I was amazed to see horses in every back yard and being led back from the racetrack! I think this would be lees ideal home!!!
Owen knew nothing more about the horse than the sex and colour and says the majority are half cooked as by the time they reach the 'dogging' stage, everything has been tried! It loaded ok onto the float and owen will ride it in the morning!
The chestnut 4 year old was a bit off at polo on sat so Owens method is to turn them out for a few weeks! Thoroughbreds all have their individual personalities and will let you know when they've had enough! However with the Argentinian horses, they are all very similar and they often beat it into them! Many accidents happen with warmbloods because they are placid and often used for dressage and when they get pissed off, there is no warning, they just explode and there is a lot of horse to fight with!