The idea being: take something inferior or ugly and transform it into a thing of real value.
(Well. Actually the expression itself speaks to the difficulty or near impossibility of making said transformation a reality, but let's just put that inconvenient truth aside for now haha).
|i'm quite pleased with this as a 'before' pic!|
That's not to say that Charlie is himself an inferior creature. Quite the opposite actually! Charlie has a lot of class represented in his pedigree, and has two full siblings who are graded stakes winners. He himself sold at auction for $100K as a yearling.
|yup that's a race horse!|
So. Again. Obviously I'm not trying to demean him, or claim that I'm starting with some awful, rough or unlikely raw material.
|future elegant dressage horse?|
It's an exciting idea tho. An exciting vision. What will Charlie look like next spring? Or this time next year? Will he be a shrinking violet, slow to develop a new way of carrying and expressing himself? Or will he be one of those TBs for whom changes come quickly and easily?
Who knows!! Gotta stay tuned to find out I guess haha!!
In the meantime tho I'm getting my fix by checking out other horse transformation stories. Personal favorites include Elisa Wallace's mustang magic makeovers with Fledge (video 1 of the series here) and Hwin (video 1 here), Stacy Westfall's Jac series (play list here), and Doug Payne's video progression of Running Order.
Know of any other awesome transformation stories out there?