It’s almost Thanksgiving and for most of us that means a day of overeating is almost here. Are you going to eat like a horse? This phrase has always seemed to mean simply eating too much. Though a horse certainly eats a a lot (somewhere around 15 lbs of hay a day), there’s a bit more to it than just the amount of food being eaten. Generally, a horse who eats a lot is a healthy horse. Here are some quotes from trainers about some of this year’s most successful horses after recently running a race that attest to this:
“She recovered very well. She seemed strong and was starving when we fed her last night, and ate everything this morning, as well.” -Assistant trainer Scott Blasi son Rachel Alexandra after her win in the Mother Goose.
“We weren’t planning on running her back so soon, but since she ate up and was feeling so well, Mr. Strawbridge thought we should give it a shot.” -Jonathan Sheppard on Informed Decision after finishing third in the Ballerina.
“He came out of it in good shape, ate up.”- Mary Hartman on Presious Passion after winning the Monmouth Stakes.
So eat up and have a healthy Thanksgiving!
[Quotes all come from DRF articles (search the phrase “ate well”).]