R is for regular, rigorous retainment for relics.
Retired horses always seem to require considerably more complicated care than younger mounts, who are still routinely working.
Really, it’s true.
Can you count all the hoof conditioners, joint supplements, liniments, vitamins, blood boosters, and other medications that senior horse uses each month? How about the frequent hoof trims and equine chiropractic calls?
Sure, those fresh, green, athletic youngsters seem pretty low-maintenance. And elderly horses are expensive. But we sure do love our long-time faithful friends. So they’re worth it.
The Mane Point is participating again in the April A to Z blogging challenge, posting daily with alphabetical entries.
For this year's A-Z event, a month of posts will offer Turfy’s A-Z Rules of Horsemanship, with all due apologies to the original Murphy of Murphy’s Law, which basically said, "If anything can go wrong, it probably will."
Horse lovers may have heard some of these uncannily true, yet often ironic, statements in various forms in the past. Or not.
by George Morland
Turfy’s A-Z Rules of Horsemanship
Adapted from public domain clipart
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