I apologise in advance if there is already a thread about this. I have had a lot of experience over the last 10 years with thoroughbreds, especially OTTB's. Over all I don't think they are a breed for every one, but I love them, and enjoy riding them. I was taking some pictures of my BO's thoroughbreds and thought I would share.
If you have photos or stories about your thoroughbreds, feel free to post them here
The first picture is Missy and Willy. Missy is owned by my BO, and willy by her sister. He is 23 and she is 22. They have lived and done endurance together for 12+ years, my BO has owned Missy since she was 3. Missy has had four amazing foals, one dies of colic, the other three are still on the farm. Both these horses are amazing trail horses, and they have such a bond. Recently missy was peacefully overthrown from her position of alpha mare in the herd, and now her daughter reigns as lead mare.
The second is her daughter, victory. She is a maiden mare, 5 months pregnant with her first foal. Various issues prevented her from reaching her full potential on the track, but she is well bred, and enjoying her life as a trail horse and soon mother.