More about T

T tacking upTbone at clinicT rare moment of cooperation

So, lacking other stuff to talk about except renegotiating the field swap I did two years ago with Montpelier, I will talk about T.  No good conformation shots in the above, but he is a nice, big, athletic horse.  And he looks like butter wouldn’t melt in his mouth, as J3 is always saying.  However, when the camera is off, it is another story.  Today we went for a little walk alone, as J3 had other obligations.  Away from home, the barn magnet is always on, but once we turn around vavoom!  He did his really cool, super athletic thing again today, and if it were any other horse I would have giggled.  T makes me want to walk home.  I will try to describe.  He can walk or trot on his hind legs.  It isn’t rearing.  If he ever does that I will follow through on the barbeque sauce threat.   What happens is the withers and shoulders come up about 8 inches, the back feet keep walking (or trotting) and the front feet start throwing punches without ever hitting the ground.  Bam bam bam bam bam!  He can do about four or five steps before the front end comes back down, and he usually seems super happy about it.  Not a grumpy temper tantrum.  This is totally different.  Like he is showing off and he knows it.  Scares the crap out of me.  He is too athletic.  never thought I’d actually say that.

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1 comment

  1. Anna says:

    Ooooh, he’s a tall boy! And he’s got nice feet — my Irish TB has the flattest feet. Maybe T was a Lippizaner in a previous life — it almost sounds like haute ecole movements cross between a levade & a courbette.


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