#EventerProblems, Vol. 44: OTTB Edition

Nobody loves off-track thoroughbreds more than eventers. From the athleticism and heart to a gallop like no other, they’re the total package and the breed of choice for many of us in the sport.

But that doesn’t mean we aren’t allowed to give them a little affectionate ribbing every now and again! From over-achieving over fences to exhibiting surplus enthusiasm in the dressage ring, when #OTTB meets #EventerProblems, the results can be pretty entertaining. And, of course, we wouldn’t have it any other way.

Here are a few that we recently spotted:

Do you think she cleared it? #Ottb #eventerproblems #chestnutmare #theresamonsterinthatoxer

A photo posted by Reagan Wiles (@rmw_eventing) on

God love ’em. For all our OTTB enthusiasts out there who are on Instagram, I highly recommend checking out the #OTTB hashtag. If you thought you loved the breed before, you’ll love them even harder after clicking through this gallery of OTTBs being just plain awesome.

Of course, #EventerProblems are equal opportunity. Here’s the latest batch of your reader-submitted struggles.

Sitting on a 16.3 hand horse at the walk, how does mud splash that high?! #eventerproblems

A photo posted by Genevieve Abbiss (@p53angel) on

I think it might’ve been time for new laces….. #eventerproblems

A photo posted by Kate Drake (@katedrakevt) on

It’s a sad day here today! #wintertime #eventerproblems #wisconsinite

A photo posted by Taylor Rieck (@trieckx) on

Here’s the definitive answer to the question of whether horses snore… #ottb #eventerproblems #sleepypony

A video posted by Erica Spradling (@xbetterbesocialx) on

When you look down at your leg and have zero idea when (or how) you got that bruise… #farmlife #eventerproblems

A photo posted by Area 8 Eventer (@saragrace1290) on

Getting Intouch with my transcendentalist side #EventerProblems #pinetop #honorsenglish3 #mrsstewart #usea

A photo posted by Grace Clayton (@gmclayton) on

What horses do in Florida in the winter #eventing #eventerproblems #horsesofinstagram #chestnutmare #splishsplash

A video posted by Marjory Berkache (@lechevalfrancais) on


If you missed them: Volumes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43.

Got #EventerProblems? Tag them on social for inclusion in a future edition!

Go Eventing!