Just opening up a discussion.
Here is an OTTB I was considering for summer project, in the sense I would start riding her lightly during the winter and then roll on her training in the summer, but I don't think it's going to happen since Ruger is showing some serious signs of wanting to be a barrel horse and I want to tap into his talent. I don't have time for four horses, plain and simple...But she is a gorgeous girl and has some serious speed, and the best part is she was dubbed completely and totally sound. She looks fine boned in the picture but in person she's actually pretty well boned.
1st day off the track:
My Mom had an appendix mare off the track a couple years ago. We tried SO MANY bits on her triyng to bring her back under control, and NOTHING worked. Shanks, gags, tiedowns, twisted, chains....We put a tiedown with a snaffle on her and she was the calmest, sweetest, most well behaved horse on the face of the planet. Now THAT was a wierd horse. The tiedown didn't even have to engage and she would immediately be an angel.
A week after we got her:
So what do you guys think? Experiences, good and bad? This thread really has no purpose except I'm a little bored tonight and want to spark a discussion.