Friday, March 29, 2013

Thoroughbreds are so Lucky

George enjoying his brekkie.

Thoroughbreds are so lucky because they have two birthdays! The one the share with their extended families on January 1st, and their actual birthday.

Today is George's birthday. He is 9!

He is extremely lucky. He was on the track until he was 8. He was in the barn of a responsible TB Trainer that made sure the horses he trained were placed with people looking to give an OTTB a second career. He was lucky that a Canter volunteer when out and took his picture and that when my trainer said "Call on this horse" I didn't argue.

The luckiest thing for George is that he is with my trainer. She believes in going slow and allowing a horse to reveal who they are. So for the past 5 months or so George has been enjoying himself. Turned out, eating, having pedicures and spa days.

Well George, enjoy yourself today on your birthday, because the tack is on it's way!


Net said...

He's beautiful! Nice conformation!

Do you have a goal of what you want to do with him? He looks like he could go any direction you want.

C Tanner Jensen said...

Thank you!
Once we start riding him I'm hoping he loves dressage. However if he wants to be a hunter I don't think we will have a problem finding a rider for him.

Net said...

Hopefully I'll see you and him out at some dressage shows! I'm in Tucson but expect I'll start going to the Phoenix and Flagstaff shows starting in the fall or next year.

C Tanner Jensen said...

George is in North Carolina and I am in Arizona. It's a bit unorthodox, but this is how it will be for awhile.
Please let me know if you come up to any of the in Flagstaff this summer. I'd love to meet you and your horse.