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President Trump Castrated and Name Changed to Fake News
 By Polo the Weirdo   •   28th Mar 2017   •   1,255 views   •   0 comments
President Trump Castrated and Name Changed to Fake News
Image by Justin Snaith, published by Racing Post

Every so often, among horses and among men, an individual appears who shows great promise, an individual from whom everyone expects truly great things. A horse named President Trump was not one of these. With a modest yearling sale price tag of just over $15000, expectations for the colt’s future were clearly not the highest. Furthermore, following the behaviour shown as he approached the start of his career, even those dimly hopeful expectations were shattered.

Jonathan Snaith of Snaith Horseracing (who are in charge of training President Trump) reported to Sporting Post that the colt was “very vocal and more focussed on the fillies than the job at hand”, which caused the team much frustration. Snaith described the colt as an arrogant and unfocused animal who simply refused to take his work seriously. The team considered using blinkers or a tongue-tie to prevent him from bullying other horses, but eventually reached the conclusion that in order to have any chance of getting positive work out of President Trump, the colt would have to be gelded.

Sporting Post report that since the procedure, the Snaiths have found President Trump to be far more mannerly, even describing him as a ‘gentleman’, and professing hope that they may see some decent work from him yet. It is not uncommon for colts and stallions to be difficult and unmanageable, and oftentimes a great horse can be produced through gelding a problematic one. Certainly, this was the Snaiths’ hope with President Trump, and so far the plan seems to have been a success. It is to be hoped that this case will motivate others to consider gelding as an option for those who become arrogant and vocal around the fairer sex, and allow their hormones to affect their work ethic. For such stallions, gelding often offers a better life, resulting in a fat, relaxed and happy horse who can enjoy his job without the distraction of sexual frustration.

Unfortunately for President Trump, the stress didn’t quite end with the gelding, since the National Horseracing Authority decided that, due to its political nature, the gelding’s name had become problematic and needed to be changed. It’s not often that a gelding operation results in an entire change of identity, but for President Trump this was indeed the case, showing that everything he ever was was clearly dictated by ‘something’ that was ‘removed’ during the gelding procedure. The Gelding named President Trump is now named Fake News, approved by the NHA. A rather disappointing ending to such an inspirational story of personal transformation for the horse, but unfortunately such rulings are necessary when those in power don’t have the ‘somethings’ to handle some tongue-in-cheek mockery.

Resources:
1. https://www.racingpost.com/news/news/problematic-president-trump-becomes-fake-news/279824
2. http://www.sportingpost.co.za/2017/03/snaith-racing-tame-president-trump/
3. Image by Justin Snaith, published by Racing Post
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