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post #21 of 32 Old 03-08-2011, 10:39 PM Thread Starter
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Alright, well I got an email back and they said his racing name was storman black boots but they don't have his papers, but I looked him up and can't find anything..
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similar lines to colonial affair whom julie crone rode to victory as the first woman jockey ever to win a triple crown race in 1993. It was also the race that sadly prairie bayou broke down in. Stormin blackboot's sire silver fox is a half sibling to colonial affair - that's where the bone comes in.

Dam's side is weaker that I can see until you get farther back, but I can see the bone coming from the sire's side esp the colony lines. On the dam's side it seems a lot are canadian / bc bred which usually are lines with more bone. Not necessarily as heavy as EU bred but more so than US bred. My heavier boned tbs are both canadian on their dam's side (War Deputy/Deputy Minister) so that also explains how he's got some good bone on both sides.

I do like the Private Colony lines a lot as they always seemed to have stamina and while not as much speed, the stamina is more important to me. Def decent for eventing/jumping from what I can see.

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similar lines to colonial affair whom julie crone rode to victory as the first woman jockey ever to win a triple crown race in 1993. It was also the race that sadly prairie bayou broke down in. Stormin blackboot's sire silver fox is a half sibling to colonial affair - that's where the bone comes in.

Dam's side is weaker that I can see until you get farther back, but I can see the bone coming from the sire's side esp the colony lines. On the dam's side it seems a lot are canadian / bc bred which usually are lines with more bone. Not necessarily as heavy as EU bred but more so than US bred. My heavier boned tbs are both canadian on their dam's side (War Deputy/Deputy Minister) so that also explains how he's got some good bone on both sides.

I do like the Private Colony lines a lot as they always seemed to have stamina and while not as much speed, the stamina is more important to me. Def decent for eventing/jumping from what I can see.

Good luck! (also asking my other Tb fanatic friend her opinion haha)
Haha, agreed. With everything. PC was the first thing that jumped out at me and think that he definitely has sport horse stamped on his pedigree. I wouldn't kick him out of my barn. ;)
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post #25 of 32 Old 03-09-2011, 06:22 PM
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Canadian TB's are good. Bigger boned, good legs. How much are they asking for him?

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I hate to cut in in the middle of this conversation, but....he looks great! I have 2 OTTB's and they are great jumpers with cute personalities, too. :) Like CJ82Sky said, gymnastics can improve his jumping form very easily. And those big bones are great! I would get him if I were you. ;)

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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.
Have to disagree with Storm Cat! My boy has storm cat and he is anything but high strung!! He does have a bit of an attitude and when something upsets him he will let out some massive bucks, but he is a very lazy, laid-back horse. My trainer also has a storm cat baby who is a great horse. IMO Storm Cat is a huge PLUS in bloodlines.
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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.
I have two tbs, one is from Storm Cat. He was and I found him at a feed lot. He is the laziest gentlest TB I have ever worked with. He has a great jump as well. TBs make great jumping horses. I wouldn't buy anything else.
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I have 2 horses that have been on the track, ozzie is 18 this year and he's been eventing most him life but is now my dressage horse, he's lazy as but when it came to xc he was all fired up, people would give me weird looks that this lazy horse that has to have spurs and I almost snap my legs off trying to get him to move in dressage to a horse that has a harsh bit on for xc and is standing there sleeping to having stuff all breaks in xc then they get it LOL
Marco, off the track 2 years now, starting to educated him now but had a few hurdles to jump first (weight and weather). He's going to be my next event horse, he's forward but not highly strung but will get stubbon and decide "that's enough, I will stand now" he's a different shape then ozzie, he's got the large bones in his legs (fighting falcon bloodline)

But the draw back with OTTB's is they come with baggage. Ozzie gets very highly strung out riding in the bush, he pulls and then goes behind the bit, he STILL shows race behaviour and he hasn't been near a track since he was 4 years old.

One bad point about this horse your looking at is that they had jumped him far too high too young. This *could* effect him mentally but might not. I've seem soooo many OTTB's rushed through the grades and it always ends badly, the horse loses confidence and start refusing jumps and making really bad errors and smash through jumps.

If you decide to get this horse, you need to be dedicated to educate this horse for awhile before even thinking of jumping. Lots of lessons, lots of flatwork . He may have behaviour issues from racing, marco is a cronic pawer, ozzie weaves in the float. Ozzie always acts like he's racing when out on trails.

But the up side is that they do end up good and most are great all rounders :) don't worry about the hype of "bad feet" tat's with any breed. Ozzie has awesome feet but marco doesn't but they will be.

Good luck, see if you can do a trial

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OTTBs are usually pretty good jumpers :) training will be hard, but you can't give up!! Good Luck

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