Friday, October 9, 2009
Dear Cory Clouston.......
It has come to my attention that you have recently purchased a thoroughbred racehorse that goes by the nick name of "Kovy". I've heard through the grapevine that this magnificent animals' performance has been no where close to the high standard that was expected from him and he appears to be sullen and disinterested.
The first and most important factor is that Kovy misses his groomsman Bob terribly. They had an extremely close, trusting relationship and the horse is clearly pining for him. I have a few suggestions for you that I've managed to obtain from Bob's notebook because I too love the horse and don't like seeing him so unhappy.
Never ride him hard and put him away wet, he hates that. Take him back to the stable and hose him down with warm water then gently pat him dry with 100 percent Egyptian cotton towels.
He likes to nibble on a few carrots, but they have to be the peeled and cleaned small ones, yes, I know he's spoiled rotten but the payoff is well worth it.
You have to hum a Russian lullaby while feeding him the carrots, Bob wasn't specific in his notes about which one, but try a few until he calms down.
Lastly, put a blanket over him and rub the front of his nose, he loves that.
There's no guarantee that any of this will work, but it's certainly worth a try. After all, at this point you have nothing to lose.