I talked to the trainer yesterday...wanted to know how the big bay is doing...
He's always been a pretty easy horse to handle, likes people, didn't seem to freak out to easy, but....
I had never really pushed the horse to see how he handled pressure and I did know that every.single.time I gave him a bath last year he had to act like it was the first time. Which is actually why he got so many baths...
I kind of figured the big horse would be boogery to start with and get over it. He seems so sweet!
Well, all of that running blood of his...Mr. Race Runner, Dr. Kirk(by Easy Jet), Muscle Machine, Tonto Bars Gill, VooDoo Rocket(by Rocket Bar), Mr. Pierre Bar, Shawne Bug(by Lady Bug's Moon)....get the picture?
The horse is run, run, run and more run bred. I mean really, it would be almost impossible to get any more big name race horses packed into his pedigree.
That's his mentality too. OMG...That's scary...I'm going to run away!
Needless to say...Jet is struggling to find his inner self. Levi said it is a little frustrating because one day, he does pretty good, the next...Not so much. His mind seems to blank out and his instinct to run kicks in.
Yea well...I told Levi to just keep at it...if it takes 90 days to get him there instead of 60 days...it takes 90 days. I sure as heck don't want him coming home a runaway freight train. I'm too old for that crap!
If Levi wasn't the kind of trainer he is, I"m sure he could have forced the horse farther along by now, but he's not that way. He'll just keep plugging away until Jet finally learns how to think his way through things and stops being a drama queen. I think that will happen when the days start to get hot. It's amazing how much the heat takes the goofy out of horses.