I mostly suck.
In all honesty, though, training a green horse in winter is pretty boring.
We’ve been doing a lot of waiting for it to warm up and then riding through the silliness just in time for the temps to drop again.
Wildly frustrating is an understatement!
The most exciting news so far is that I did get accepted as a Retired Racehorse Program trainer for the 2019 “class” and from the looks of FB a bunch of my fellow OTTB friends did as well. I’m super excited to get Eli to Kentucky, and reunite with some of the people I miss!
While my heart is mostly set on Eli having a job as an event horse, I’m looking closely at all of the disciplines and the questions that are being asked before I make any final decisions. So much is going to depend on how Eli handles himself on field trips, and in the coming warm months that I don’t want to make a snap decision… mostly because the atmosphere at the Horse Park is so electric and I want him to have a great experience!
He’s been coming along as well as can be expected of such a mentally immature giant who can’t stay in consistent work, and right now I’m just happy to have more than a day or two in a row where I can get on him.
Honestly… that’s it. That’s as exciting as my life has been in the past month. I’m not complaining, since it looks like I’m going to have a pretty exciting summer!