To anyone who has ever travelled with a pet, you probably know how challenging it can be to find proper, last-minute accommodations. But Lindsey Partridge, a woman from Pontypool, Ontario, made it all look very, very easy.
Partridge was on her way to compete in the Retired Racehorse Project‘s Thoroughbred Makeover competition with her horse, Blizz, when she decided to stop at a hotel for the night. After checking into a Super 8 in Georgetown, Kentucky earlier this month, she overheard a guest informing the front desk she had a dog with her. Once Partridge realized the hotel had a pet-friendly policy, she set out to test just how friendly it was.
Why yes, that is a horse at the check-in desk.
Partridge asked the hotel’s clerk if the pet policy applied to her horse, and the staff didn’t mind at all. So Partridge went out to her trailer and brought Blizz inside.
Although it only cost an extra $10 USD to bring along her four-legged friend, Partridge eventually decided to take her horse back to its trailer after they watched some TV together.
Now it’s important to note that Blizz is no ordinary horse, and Partridge is no ordinary human. Partridge, who’s known as Canada’s Horse Whisperer, runs Harmony Horsemanship, a program that strengthens the bond between horses and humans. So her horse is extremely well behaved.
Partridge explained that racehorses are “often stereotyped for being crazy and hotheaded and unruly,” and her training program is all about “positive reinforcement” and “getting a calm connection first. If you have a calm connection, you can take your horse anywhere.”
Um, no kidding.