Cozmic One

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BlindLucky wrote:After reading some of the Facebook comments, I now want to punch something. So many people are convinced that he will be 1) slaughtered, 2) killed at the track from being pushed to race as a baby, and/or 3) run into the ground because no one cares about anything but money.
Makes one think maybe they shouldn't post his every move and keep it kind of mum until he's actually at the track with whichever trainer he's gonna race for.
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Tue Oct 15, 2013 7:39 pm

Don't see that as "fast". When we got yearlings from the farm (sometimes was the case that they started at the track), they generally accepted someone on their back pretty easily. And it's just hoping on in the stable for a moment first. Of course there are some that are a bit troublesome, but my guess is Coz is intelligent and learned already a lot from his mother (to trust humans etc) and might come after her character wise.

I was laughing at the Facebook comments. If you explain something to those people, they just cover their eyes and continue to go on with their drivel. I tried to explain to them now that they are not galloping him on the track and that he will just do nothing over the winter. I know that Warmbloods usually don't get breaks for half a year or so in training and have to carry the rider for a longer amount of time daily, maybe that's why they're going nuts. Although I guess my explanation will be in vain too.
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Tue Oct 15, 2013 8:28 pm

thanks kurenai,
although I do ride and follow racing, I don't know much about training babies. it is interesting that most don't mind having a saddle and rider sitting on them early in their training. maybe i have watched too many cowboy movies!
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The Tin Man wrote:
BlindLucky wrote:After reading some of the Facebook comments, I now want to punch something. So many people are convinced that he will be 1) slaughtered, 2) killed at the track from being pushed to race as a baby, and/or 3) run into the ground because no one cares about anything but money.
Makes one think maybe they shouldn't post his every move and keep it kind of mum until he's actually at the track with whichever trainer he's gonna race for.
So they can show up at the farm or call ad infinitum? They're sort of in a damned if you do, damned if you don't situation.
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Tue Oct 15, 2013 9:37 pm

They complain when they get updates, and complain when they don't... I am with Tinny with no updates, but I have always been more of a schadenfreude.
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Wed Oct 16, 2013 5:47 am

Gotta love the Zetards, no? :roll: It'd be the same thing with Taco, if we had updates. Good for Stonestreet for keeping somewhat mum on the updates.

He looks great though. I can't wait to see him in 6 months to a year from now, as a 2yo training at the track. I want to see how big he'll get in that time.
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Wow, he is one handsome fellow! :shock:
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Wed Nov 27, 2013 3:19 pm

All about Coz. Plus a nice 5 min video of him. He is a pretty boy.
http://www.zenyatta.com/news/cozmic-one ... berry-farm
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Wed Nov 27, 2013 3:34 pm

Nice shots...he's got his Mom's head, especially the ears. :D
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Wed Nov 27, 2013 3:39 pm

He's so accepting and calm with what is asked of him- the farm is doing a great job.
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He's carrying his own lead shank at the end lol.
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Life At Zen wrote:He's carrying his own lead shank at the end lol.
I didn't even notice that. And then he drops it as soon as they get in the stall. Like he's saying, "thanks for the help, but I got this." :lol:
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He is handsome, wow.
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Wed Nov 27, 2013 9:19 pm

Good-looking colt. I like his sweet disposition and his playfulness. If I had one really minor critique it's that he seems a bit subdued for a colt who's still a yearling, but maybe that's just his personality.
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Wed Nov 27, 2013 11:11 pm

Looked like he might have had a little chemical assistance.
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Thu Nov 28, 2013 1:25 am

Chemical assistance? Do you mean sedated? I know he may have been given a tranquilizer when he took the long van ride to his new home, but for a riding lesson? I kind of doubt that that expensive colt would be given anything that might in any way compromise his balance while just learning to carry a rider and respond to cues.
As far as him being too subdued, if he's getting regular exercise and lessons that are working both his body and his mind, that might burn off a lot of nervous energy. Also, he seems to be in the care of folks who know how to bring along a youngster without creating fearfulness in him/her.
I did see several instances of typical mouthy colt behavior...like playfully grabbing and carrying his lead in his mouth. ;)
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Thu Nov 28, 2013 2:37 am

Mintano wrote:Looked like he might have had a little chemical assistance.
WHAT??? Why would you say that?
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Thu Nov 28, 2013 12:30 pm

Mintano wrote:Looked like he might have had a little chemical assistance.
When I wrote that he seemed a little subdue for a colt his age, I in NO WAY meant any such thing. They all have different personalities. Just like people, some equine kids are more boisterous than others. Coz might just have a quiet personality. And BaroqueAgain1 is right, the exercise they are giving him could be enough to burn off his baby energy.
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Thu Nov 28, 2013 4:56 pm

I didn't go back to the beginning of the thread where maybe it was discussed but what do you think of the name? It's growing on me with the unexpected way of getting the z in there.
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