Lindsey Partridge of Ontario, Canada is the owner of a horse training program called Harmony Horsemanship. She is always looking for ways to show people how well-behaved horses can be with the proper training.
Last month Partridge stopped in at a Super 8 in Georgetown, Kentucky. After overhearing the customers in front of her speaking about the pet fee to have their dog in the room, Partridge decided to put the pet policy to test.
She teasingly asked the clerked if the pet policy would apply to her pet horse. The clerk’s response took her by surprise.
“The receptionist kind of said kiddingly, ‘Oh I wouldn’t care; you could bring them in,” Partridge said.
“I was like, ‘Seriously? Because I will totally take you up on that offer.”’ She added.
Partridge went out to her horse trailer where she had her 3 horses who were competing in the Retired Racehorse Project’s Thoroughbred Makeover competition in Lexington. She got her horse Blizz who was a retired racehorse herself and brought her into her room. The two of them were able to relax and even watch television together.
Blizz was only able to stay in the room for a few minutes before being taken to the nearby horse park with the other horses. Partridge figured by doing this, she can get a chance to dispel some of the stereotypes people give racehorses.
“Racehorses are known for being really crazy and hot-headed, and unfortunately a lot of them end up at the slaughterhouse because of it,” she said. “I’m just really trying to show people that if you take the time to develop this calm connection with them, they’re amazing. You can do things that you wouldn’t even think you could do with them.”
It was also a successful weekend at the competition in Kentucky. Partridge’s horses took the top 3 places in the trial completion, with Blizz winning third place.
After making sure the receptionist wouldn’t get into any trouble for allowing a horse into the hotel, Partridge brought her father back to the hotel to make a reenactment video of the experience. Customers were also taking photos and videos of the scene. Since then the entire deal has gone viral all over social media.
“It was just silly and fun,” Partridge said. “I was just trying to show that thoroughbreds are really good horses and after the racetrack, they don’t have to be discarded.”
Check out the check-in below!
Checked in for the Retired Racehorse Project Thoroughbred Makeover in Kentucky.Now for a short night's sleep before we compete at 8am tomorrow in Field Hunter. I hope you enjoy this! – with Blizz (Here Comes Adri)Disclaimer: This video is exclusively managed by Caters News. To license or use in a commercial player please contact email@example.com or call +44 121 616 1100 / +1 646 380 1615
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