I recently took on an OTTB. My friend had him during his let-down and started him back up again a little. We've been working around the farm on bending and stretching, and he's been doing great!
Yesterday was so beautiful the trails were calling, so we went to a local park.
I swear this horse is not a 5 yr. Old track winner! I think he's a draft horse in a TB body! He was so laid back and chill. Deer jumping in front of us? No problem! Bridges big and small? He lead the pack! Gallop along the fence line? Not even a pull to go faster or the feeling of him wanting to "race" my friend's horse! Walking into a shallow river to get a drink and splash around? <<<<<screeeech>>>>>(that would be his brakes) NO WAY! Lol! There was nothing on that trail ride he couldn't or wouldn't do until we go to the river. Then it was like trying to get a really stubborn donkey to move. There is always next time.
That's all really, just wanted to share how proud I was of him.
Here's a pic: Cappella, 17h 5yr old TB