A very thoughtful donation has been made in honour of the passing of this much loved horse. His family has shared some thoughts about him and his life (below). We thank them for their generosity and for thinking of the Horse Protection Society; our heart is with you.
OT was a kind but complicated horse - highly intelligent but highly sensitive and not wholly suited to the expectations for racing, or showing - in the end I think what he enjoyed most was posing, or prancing and people telling him how handsome he was!!! (And he loved the snow)
He was a thoroughbred - born May 11, 1993 - died Oct. 16, 2020 - his racing name was Country Caper but his stable name was OT because the night he was born was a double overtime hockey game between the Canucks and Los Angeles Kings - he was a beautiful foal with a lovely dished face (I was the first human he met when he was born). His great- grandfather was Majestic Prince who won the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness and second in The Belmont.
OT was not a great racehorse - he received a lot of betting support because of his looks and his breeding but running fast was not his forte - never quite discovered his forte but happy to say he was a kind but complicated and absolutely beautiful horse. He was an amazing teacher for me - a nervous horse with a nervous rider - somehow I never fell off him despite two decades of very challenging rides - and somehow we managed to respect and care for one another. He was A Gift!
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