agreed to what everyone has said.
I own an OTTB and I love him =] he's smart, gentle but has the GO I like. I would never get rid of him.
If you get the chance to own one, you will understand what we all mean, there just isn't enough words for the numerous ways they are a great horse.
The only down side to my OTTB is he is DEATHLY afraid of the cows down the road (eeek!) as much as NOTHING else bothers him, loud tractors, loud show grounds, kids running around, dogs barking, cars driving by, etc he just doesn't know what to think about those cows, they are scary animals hehe
The favorite part of my OTTB is when I put little kids on him and he follows me around, head WAY down, walking sooooooo slow. The moment I get on him tho, he is a completely different horse, ready to get to work.
With the right re-training any OTTB will be a GREAT horse for any household, with, of course, the right time to wind down from the track life.
As far as getting some "crazy" OTTB's that goes with ANY breed, you can get some crazy horses out there, the reason OTTB's get the wrap is because they are in the spotlight for racing, they are trained for the ONE thing and nothing else. Don't let them fool you, they can be the same as an old push button pony, even they have their days.
16 year old TWH Mare named Ginger
3 year old APHA Paint Gelding named Fox.
RIP Evie (Clydesdale) 7.29.09 & Magic (OTTB) 2.23.10
Last edited by Audra0729; 04-12-2009 at 10:13 PM.