So I am thinking about getting a horse by the name of Hope Riegns. She was raced before and then was going to be pretty much thrown out I am not 100 % sure why I think she was just raced too young and the work was too much and I don't think she was fast enough. A trainer around where I live rescued her and they got her and she was very lame. The people that rescued her pretty much left her to take time to feel better and enjoy being a horse. So she sat for 5 years. So she is 10 right know. She is completely pasture sound and when I looked at her today she did'nt look off or lame at all. What is the chance of her staying sound as a riding horse? She is pretty much going to need retrained but she is sooo calm for a TB. The trainer is letting me work with her and she said if I decide to take her ( that is if she stays sound) then if for some reason she is'nt going to stay sound then the trainer would take her back. I don't think it is something I can't handle. I am going to get her vet checked as well and all the pre purchasing stuff. I just hope it works out because she well make a great horse. I just need to know if you think a horse could come back from a lameness like hers ( I don't think there is any injuries involved )and be able to carry a rider.