Cozmic One

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Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:06 pm

firehorse wrote:
Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:51 pm
I saw his position yesterday but did not realize that made him eligible for the finale, which I missed,:cry: Did anyone see his performance today?
I did on a livestream, but my wifi is bad so I didnt see his last couple jumps. He knocked a couple bars down, IIRC.
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Sun Oct 07, 2018 2:59 pm

I'm in a small fantasy stable group. I just found one of my missing horses!
Morning Fire!
He's in the same activities Cosmic One is.
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Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:24 pm

I caught his final round at the RRMP on the weekend.

It's not hard to see why he failed as a runner....

He's just NOT an athletic horse by any stretch - not even for this new career. He's a lazy jumper, doesn't use his back and body. And he spent 60+% of the time counter cantering around the ring.

Yes, he's young and still learning. But there's things you look for in any horse that show balance and athleticism - and he just doesn't have it.

I'm sure they'll continue to have fun with him as an 'Ammy' horse, but I'd never see him showing any higher.
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Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:22 pm

If Cozmic One is super relaxed and laid back, would that not make him a good lead pony?
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Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:41 pm

Retrospectiv wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:24 pm
I caught his final round at the RRMP on the weekend.

It's not hard to see why he failed as a runner....

He's just NOT an athletic horse by any stretch - not even for this new career. He's a lazy jumper, doesn't use his back and body. And he spent 60+% of the time counter cantering around the ring.

Yes, he's young and still learning. But there's things you look for in any horse that show balance and athleticism - and he just doesn't have it.

I'm sure they'll continue to have fun with him as an 'Ammy' horse, but I'd never see him showing any higher.
And yeah, not even at that if he doesn't care enough to pick up his feet - his rails down were, as you said, lazy rails, not weird distances or rider error.

I wonder if he would make a good lesson horse, except they'd need a stepladder to mount. :lol:
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Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:33 pm

I wasn’t particularly impressed by him in the ring. I don’t understand why the deSousa’s have him - other than the fact he’s “famous” - they are competitive in the hunter/jumper world (aren’t they?), why bother with a horse that looks like he’s reached his limit?
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Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:40 am

did I miss something? has Cozmic One been doing his new job for a long time? I could have sworn he was new at this - geez - give him a break - I think its outstanding that he is trying something new - he is a very kind horse from what I hear - he looked like he was behaving himself in a very fine manner - I think he did very well for his first competition.

if he does better in the future, great - if not, oh well, he tried - in any case, I thought he handled his whole new adventure very well - it was fun to see him - and I am sure he brought a few new people to the event who might not have otherwise attended - and that's a nice thing too.
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Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:18 pm

Uh, Coz was just as "new" at his job as the others entered in the competition. He's not a perfect snowflake, and that's perfectly fine but when he's entered in a *competition* for a second *career* that he doesn't particularly seem well-suited for, there's nothing harsh about saying so.

From what I've read the young lady does love his attitude and they are having fun so that's fine for everyone involved. If he ends up as nothing more than a hack he'll still be a lot luckier than a lot of his contemporaries - which is the POINT behind the competition.
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Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:17 pm

Isn't this entire OTTB competition judged on what you've been able to do with your OTTB so far rather than how perfect they are at it?

Also he was 5th overall, of like 20 or more, so that has to say or mean something.
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Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:51 pm

Nobody is saying it DOESN'T mean something. But just because someone doesn't like reading/hearing criticism about a horse, doesn't necessarily make it invalid, either. *shrug*
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