#SimmaDownNow: Watch Lainey Ashker’s Enthusiastic OTTB Tackle XC at Maryland HT

As an eventer who is temporarily grounded and lacking a set of my own hooves, Lainey Ashker’s helmet cams are a warm, healing, all natural and gluten-free balm to my wounds. (Gluten in the form of bagels and donuts take care of most of the other wounds.)

One of her newest uploads from this weekend’s Maryland Horse Trials at Loch Moy Farm is one of my instant all-time favorites: her winning training round aboard her mother Valerie Ashker’s OTTB, Call Him Paddy. This horse is all go, and the ferocity with which he tackles the course is utterly hypnotizing. His enthusiasm is so earnest that Lainey has to politely remind him once or twice to be a gentleman and “simmadownnow”, a request I can completely relate to as a past OTTB eventer myself.

That fire comes in real handy when you move up the levels, and I’m sure we’ll be seeing more of this handsome feller for years to come. Thanks for sharing, Lainey, and go eventing!