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    03-08-2011, 08:59 PM
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Off the track TB and jumping

Not really a jumping question, just a general question. How do you all feel about off the track thoroughbreds? I'd be worried they'd break down quickly... I'm looking to buy another horse, a jumper, and am looking at an OOTB who was only raced once or twice, but I'm afraid I'm not very... educated.
Sorry if this is in the wrong place. =/
     
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    03-08-2011, 09:03 PM
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Yearling
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Originally Posted by alexischristina    
Not really a jumping question, just a general question. How do you all feel about off the track thoroughbreds? I'd be worried they'd break down quickly... I'm looking to buy another horse, a jumper, and am looking at an OOTB who was only raced once or twice, but I'm afraid I'm not very... educated.
Sorry if this is in the wrong place. =/
I don't own one and nor do we have one at the barn. But I have read a lot of posts on this forum about them, and they seem to be decent jumpers from what I have read. I would think (like I said, I don't know much either, this is just off of what I have read on here) if it has only been started twice on the track, it would not break down quickly.. I think they are decent jumpers? I don't know.. haha sorry, I'm no help at all! Good luck though!
     
    03-08-2011, 09:04 PM
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Haha well he looks like he's got amazing scope, I just... wouldn't it be the training, not the actual racing that would affect them?
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I think I need to do some research before I buy, haha.
     
    03-08-2011, 09:10 PM
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There are tons of OTTBs that are successful jumpers. I own several with varios race records. More depends on the horse, their conditioning (i avoid certain tracks and trainers for example) and their bloodlines.

I look at each horse an as individual :)
     
    03-08-2011, 09:27 PM
  #5
Showing
Don't let the fact that a horse is an OTTB fool you. I have two, and the one is a very fluent-moving dressage horse, while the other is an eventer in training. Most racehorses race less than 10 times during their careers before they're sold to the pleasure industry, so they've endured limited racing. My eventer-in-training raced over 50 times (his records show about half that, but his off-track trainer says many were not recorded for one reason or another) and is very sturdy and sound other than for having bad feet due to breeding, not racing.
     
    03-08-2011, 09:34 PM
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Trained
If you can find an OTTB that was just too slow, that's your best bet of getting one that was not raced a lot and most likely suffered no injuries. Most are wonderful horses. If you go that route, a good mind is just as important as good conformation.
     
    03-08-2011, 09:36 PM
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Originally Posted by equiniphile    
Don't let the fact that a horse is an OTTB fool you. I have two, and the one is a very fluent-moving dressage horse, while the other is an eventer in training. Most racehorses race less than 10 times during their careers before they're sold to the pleasure industry, so they've endured limited racing. My eventer-in-training raced over 50 times (his records show about half that, but his off-track trainer says many were not recorded for one reason or another) and is very sturdy and sound other than for having bad feet due to breeding, not racing.
just out of curiosity where did that statistic come from (less than 10 races in a career) bc in my experience I see most in my personal handling with between 20 - 100+ as well as most going between 5 - 10 before they break their maiden. Just please note that is my personal experience not a published statistic. So was just curious where your info was from :)

As for racing either way like your eventer with 50+ races, same with the horses I have handled the ones with good lines with regards to longevity and soundness and good confo tend to be the ones that stay sound(er) after their racing days are over.
     
    03-08-2011, 09:43 PM
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I don't want to post up a critique thread because most of the information was shared strictly through email not through the ad, but would anybody mind sharing an opinion of bloodlines and potential? =P
     
    03-08-2011, 09:46 PM
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Sure - info?
     
    03-08-2011, 09:47 PM
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Trained
There was a thread awhile back on the breed forum about Mr. Prospector lines. Apparently Mr. Prospector was a very fertile boy because many of us on this forum have TBs who have him in their bloodlines. I do not remember one person saying that their TB was a nut or otherwise bad horse. Mr. Prospector seems to produce very solid offspring. On the flip side, I would stay away from any who had Storm Cat in their lines. All of them seem to be high strung.
     

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