Everybody is excited to be in Maryland this weekend, either as a competitor or a spectator, but is it more exciting than picking up a new project from the track? Eh, in my world…the latter won out yesterday. I trucked my way up north a bit to pick up a surprise gelding, and the surprise was a good one! He raced on Monday, and he’s been running pretty heavily the past few months, so I was prepared to pick up a horse that needs the winter off, but so far, he’s delightful and sane and sound and chunky, all of which are wonderful signs. So while fancy dressage is happening today, I’ll be busy trying to make this recently retired racehorse at least look like a five-star horse at home.
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Just in case you missed the action from yesterday…Piggy March handed us all our butts in dressage on the five-star first-timer Brookfield Cavalier Cruise, and is making her first trip to Maryland pretty memorable already. [Getting Piggy With It]