With the proliferation of Thoroughbred horses “starting” Twitter accounts, I thought it time to capitalize on this growing social/equine media trend and propose a “Tweeter-view” with one of the many three-year-olds vying to be the next Kentucky Derby champion. With such a great idea, why not start with last year’s two-year-old champion, Shanghai Bobby? To my surprise, when queued to follow me and direct message back and forth, Shanghai Bobby accepted!
With tongue firmly placed in my cheek and of the horse responding, I tried to get at the psyche of the equine athlete and his human handlers. What follows is 10 questions and answers in 140 characters or less. To preserve the nature of our 140-character conversation in the Twitter world, the Q & A is printed verbatim from our direct messaging.
(You can actually see where Shanghai Bobby got a little excited and put in two tweets to one question. Shockingly, it was about a toy he loves to play with outside his barn. Equines….)
I hope this will be one of many “tweeter-views” of those horses plugged into the new digital medium. Without further ado, Shanghai Bobby…