This post is a little late, but here goes!
Ten years ago on Sept. 28 I drove out of Michelle and Dustin Craig’s barn with Oh So in tow. It’s been a life-changing experience to bring along my first OTTB, and he’s certainly taught me a lot about patience, being brave and most of all, living every day to the fullest, because after all, that’s how he got his name, Oh So Extreme. Everything he does is to the extreme.
He’s been there through the tough times and many life changes, and looking between his ears remains a privilege.
While he can sometimes get tense on the flat and I’ve certainly not helped him in the show jumping over the years, on cross-country he never says no, and that’s really what it’s all about in this sport. From the biggest drop I’ve ever seen to the skinniest angled brush, he relishes jumping and galloping, whether I’m ready to go or not!
While he still believes he should be jumping around prelim, Lisa and I must insist he take it easy as he gets older so he’ll stay sound and happy.
So, we’ll continue to compete as we can, even if it’s only at novice, and he’ll take it just as seriously. Like Lisa has always said, he’s a man on a mission!
Here are some of my favorite photos of us over the years.