‘Oh Crap’ Monday: Golf Course Edition

Monday is already the crappiest day of the week, so it only makes sense that we make things official. Here’s our latest “oh crap” video.

Any golf course, from the world-famous to the local club, prides itself on the pristine velvet of its greens, investing who knows how many dollars into fertilizers and mowers to make sure every surface is just so. Scotland in particular is famous for its golf courses; devotees come from all over the world.

Thanks in large part to those pristine greens, it’s one of the great unifiers in the equestrian world that none of us can drive by a golf course without imagining ourselves galloping up and down the gently-rolling terrain on the back of our favorite horse, or perhaps fencing off all of that beautiful grass and turning it into pasture for our beloved steeds. I pass not one but two courses on my daily route from home to the barn. I feel this pain.

So in watching this escaped hurdle horse joy-canter across a Scottish golf course, leaving a trail of deep hoofprints in the damp turf in his wake, I can’t help but both imagine myself on his back… and also giggle madly.

Planet Nine ditched his rider in the Brewin Dolphin Handicap Hurdle at Kelso Racecourse in Scotland and made tracks rapidly for the adjoining golf course:

Brewin Dolphin Handicap Hurdle

Planet Nine decided he didn't want to run in the 3.35 after all and promptly left for our neighboring golf course

Posted by Kelso Racecourse on Thursday, February 15, 2018

I’d rather not think about how much that probably cost to repair all of those hoof prints.

Have an ‘Oh Crap’ moment to share? Email your photo/video and a brief explanation of what is going down to [email protected]! Instagram users, tag your moments with #OhCrapHN (your photos need to be set to public or we won’t see them!)

Go forth and tackle your Monday, Horse Nation. Go Riding!

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