Originally Posted by Kirsti Arndt
are you riding? And what if so what disipline- how is his health? I have a friend in chicago land who has 20 rescued OTTB"s most in sad shape-injury or retirement for them -darling babies tho-love them all
Yes I am riding him, mainly hunter/jumpers, I'm starting him also in dressage and regular jumpers. Luckily, he wasn't too badly in shape when I first met him. The rescue mainly brought him up to his weight, maybe a little below normal but he looked good. He just wasn't handle well enough. He was raised in a racing barn, but never was raced and he wasn't with a good trainer at all. He treated him wrong and he's the type of horse where he is VERY, INCREDIBLY smart, and he needed someone to care for him everyday. His health is all good now, all shots are taken care of, got some meat on his bones, and he's a star athelete. And so a week after I got him, we took him to a show and jumped 2'6"-3 ft without any problems. He's a great boy and a trustworthy friend.