I thought about writing an end of year post but I'm not one to look back too much especially when I have so much to look forward to in my future.
On the flip side I thought about writing all my goals for 2011. I have too many variables which are out of my control so while I have goals, they all depend on which direction some things (out of my control) go. Too many "if...then" statements make for a very long, boring and drawn out blog post.
Therefore I settled on confessing my quirkiness in finding the key to Ollie's mind. I've resorted to digging deep. Very deep. Now I am deep in an effort to learn more about his ancestors to better understand his quirky behaviors. I'm thinking he takes after his grandsire on his dam's side. Hall of Fame racer DAMASCUS!
Am I nuts to think Damascus and Ollie resemble one another...
|Ollie (Hola C Bright) running around in an indoor arena|
From what I've read, Duffy helped Damascus keep his cool prior to his races and they credit Duffy with Damascus' wins in the Preakness and Belmont. Duffy was not utilized on Derby Day where Damascus was a stressed out nervous mess and ran third. After Duffy came into the picture, Damascus became a cool calm winning machine.
Many great thoroughbreds have their own personal ponies. Such as Curlin and Poncho (also spelled as Pancho).
|Curlin led by his reliable stable pony Pancho in the 2007 Kentucky Derby.|
With Toby by his side, Ollie is going to be able to conquer all he faces with confidence. Bring it on baby!