L from Viva Carlos asks: What horse related or equestrian related piece of knowledge did you believe was true for an extended period of time that turned out to not be true?
Teenage me: Wow that horse gets injections? That means it must be either a big time Grand Prix horse or it’s super broken.
Teenage me: Giving a horse a “cocktail” before their classes wasn’t weird or wrong. (Obviously I was never the giver of any of these drugs, but saw it happen among the shows in our area).
Teenage me: Riders who didn’t stay in a regular program were not as devoted.
Teenage me: Jumping without a trainer present was punishable by death.
Teenage me: Galloping was something only done between jumps in the medal class. Ha!
Teenage me: Your trainer is always right.
Young adult me: Buying a young prospect will alleviate my fears of health issues versus buying an older horse.
(Joke is on me)
I could go on and on about this. It’s weird to think back about the things you used to believe. Some of these seem stupid or crazy, but at the time I could reason with all of them. Great topic L! Thanks for be fun content idea!