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post #21 of 77 Old 09-27-2013, 01:32 AM
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This is my OTTB Bo, race name and show name Omdurman. He is a 10 year old gelding by a Great British horse called Desert Sun and out of a New Zealand mare called Theatre Talk. He had 39 starts 3 wins, 8 seconds and 3 thirds with a career prize total of $51,455.00 AUD. He was a stayer and ran distances ranging from1400m - 2200m. He injured his front right suspensory around October 2008. He came back from that injury in May 2009 and 3 months later was out with the same injury.

His jockey saved him from the knackers with the intention of using him as a riding horse for his girlfriend, he went out into a paddock for some rest and recuperation. Fast forward 3 years, and he was still in that paddock and he had been surrendered in place of board to the property owner who is a friend of my instructor. She suggested that me and a friend take him on, see what he was like and sell him on, otherwise he was going to be put down.

I fell in love with him and paid my friend her share for him. He is one of the sweetest horses I have ever worked with. He is laid back, chilled out and honest. He has a few quirks... He is a windsucker and is really, really attached to my other horse, but I wouldn't change him for the world.

He is now mostly a dressage horse due to it putting less strain on his legs but he has done a little bit of jumping, nothing over 70cms but he seems to enjoy it and my vet has checked him over and advised that as long as he continues to not have any problems, he will be fine to jump. He also loves the beach and water, if his water buckets were big enough, he would probably climb in them.

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post #22 of 77 Old 09-27-2013, 01:55 AM
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NaeNae, Alahna LOVES water too! Everytime we get to a large enough puddle or a creek/river, she stops and paws at it with her face down so it gets splashed, lol. Everyone laughed at us at the show because there was a huge puddle in the lower arena and she was the ONLY horse that woule continue cantering through it and if we'd walk through it, I'd have to tap her on the butt to get her moving again or she'd paw there all day if I let her, haha.

And he's beautiful! It would've been such a shame if he'd have been put down!
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post #23 of 77 Old 09-27-2013, 02:10 AM
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NaeNae, Alahna LOVES water too! Everytime we get to a large enough puddle or a creek/river, she stops and paws at it with her face down so it gets splashed, lol. Everyone laughed at us at the show because there was a huge puddle in the lower arena and she was the ONLY horse that woule continue cantering through it and if we'd walk through it, I'd have to tap her on the butt to get her moving again or she'd paw there all day if I let her, haha.

And he's beautiful! It would've been such a shame if he'd have been put down!
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Haha Iseul, Bo will go through water in the arena, it's that beach, streams and his water bucket that he plays in.

Thanks, I think he's pretty handsome :)

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post #24 of 77 Old 09-27-2013, 04:49 AM
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His sire *over*
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Miover soon to be 8 yrs old (31st september)

Prob now 2 yrs off the track

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Did look like this last summer but dropped it all in winter grrrr

Few pics from racing
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MIOVER at on Jan 14, 2011 :: No. 178448

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BADHORSE at Newcastle on Mar 05, 2011 :: No. 194231

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post #25 of 77 Old 09-27-2013, 05:57 AM
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Love this thread - I'm a huge TB/OTTB lover.

I have two horses to share: Pepe and Dimka.


Pepe: 15.2hh Brown OTTB Gelding

I learnt to ride on this horse in the last 11months, going from a girl who could not rise trot, and was bucked/thrown/bolted off by Pepe, to the confident rider I am today. He was offered for sale to me by his owner many a time but I did not have the time and money to support him unfortnuately so he went up for lease (and still available for sale) to a friend of mine. This horse, along with my instructors, has taught me the good and the bad of horse riding with a few tumbles along the way (all which were my fault, except one).
We had our ups and downs, but over the time we had created a bond strong enough to get us through the hard times and laugh together with the good times.

I was able to help move him and settle him into his new home, and also go to his first outing (PC) since racing and have heard he is going really well, so I am really happy he and my friend are happy together.
This quirky horse will always hold a special place in my heart.
This boy made me love OTTBs..

I've included a few pictures of him (including a picture from one of my first lessons!)



Now on to Dimka.

I had been looking for a horse to ride due to the horse I had been riding for the last 11mo was being leased out, and the other horses which his owner had I did not feel would challenge me and help me improve my riding.
After looking for about a month, I was approached by one of the girls I have met previously at the riding school I worked for - her mum had stepped in to do some instructing whilst my instructor was out of action - spoke with me and suggested a few horses which live on her property.
One of those suggested was a 16.3hh Chestnut TB gelding, who was at the PC day I was attending with my previous riding horse and his leasee.

That is how I ended up riding Dimka (I am riding him 3x a week - but not currently as I have a broken wrist as a result of riding). Since riding him he is now going on the bit and we are working on working in frame and also jumping (including landing on the correct lead). I have a riding blog which has a blog from when I met him, until current. Here's the link: http://www.horseforum.com/member-journals/~riding-blog~-halleyscomet-dimka-255618/

Here are some pictures (many more are in the blog )



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post #26 of 77 Old 09-27-2013, 07:15 AM
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God, I love OTTBs. I always get so baffled when I see one being ridden like they were started as a riding horse, when in actuality, they used to gallop at full speed every day for their job.

Thoroughbreds are so versatile in general, it's amazing what they are capable of.
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post #27 of 77 Old 09-27-2013, 11:17 AM
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Ask and you shall receive!

This is my OTTB, 8 year old Bait and Switch
64 Career Starts $126K in earnings. Finger Lakes, Laurel Park, Charlestown, Timonium.



And in his racing days....




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post #28 of 77 Old 09-27-2013, 11:26 AM
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And here are the other two that are at the farm.

Roses for Maria (A favorite here on the Laurel/Pimlico circuit) she's in foal to Thirsty Giant for a 2014 foal to race.



And her daughter, Ghostly Sky



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post #29 of 77 Old 09-27-2013, 11:36 AM
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My 3yo filly by Hartley's Spirit out of Virelay {Laranto}







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Please excuse her imperfect work. I'm only on her in the second photo, and she's very green still.
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post #30 of 77 Old 09-27-2013, 12:21 PM
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Mmm.. My TB.. is named Dan his racing/Registered name is Danamite. His pedigree is here Danamite Horse Pedigree .. He didn't have a very successful racing career... But He was retrained as a Hunter/Jumper mount. He was originally from Manitoba, then ended up in Leduc, AB, then moved waay up north here to the Yukon. Long story short... the girl who brought him up here fell off him got scared and he pretty sat in a small corral for a few years. She then up and left him with her ex who had no idea about horses or how to take care of him.. My friend purchased him from this guy and had him for a few months but ended up getting a horse wrangling job in Asia for a movie set.. So I bought him. He was underweight ribs/hips showing so I spent a few months getting him back up to par then he had a serious accident in May at the place he was boarded.. and so he's been off this year recovering at home. Any who ... here's my bad ass brown :) prepare for picture overload! Dan <3

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