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    07-17-2013, 12:18 AM
OTT Thoroughbred.

If I posted this in the wrong place, please move.

What can you tell me about these 2 horses.

Mr. La Tee foaled on 1-26-2005. Came in 1st in a few races. From the state of LA

I've Got Rhythm foaled on 4-12-2001. From CA

They're both registered with The Jockey Club

A co-worker was telling me about 2 horses that he owned that he needed to get rid of. I told him that I would come take a look at them and see what I could do. Yesterday I went to see them. Very nice looking horses, but they could be absolutely gorgeous with a little weight on them.

They're in a small barbed wire holding pin that I would guess to be about 50 x 30 ft. Well 1 end may be 30 ft, the other looked more like 15-20, kind of a triangular shaped pen. No grass, didn't have any water. The teenaged boy that was there said he gave them 2 5g buckets of water a couple of times that day. They had already ate all the grass and the only thing they has was a 50lb bag of sweet feed that they were trying to make last until the weekend. I got felt sorry for them and had the teenager call the man that lived maybe 1/4 mile from them and ordered them a large round bale of hay, mostly tifton 44 (not sure I spelled that right) which he delivered.

They had been riding them bareback like that. I told them not to ride them and I replaced the sweetfeed with triple crown sr and made sure they were wormed with quest from tractor suppply.

I watched them lunge them for a few minutes. Mr La Tee has the most amazing gait. Almost like he is trying to walk on air. I've got rhythm also has a gait but not pronounced as Mr La Tee.

Someone offered these horses to me a couple of weeks ago. My co-worker overheard part of the conversation and tried to beat me to them, not knowing that I had already told them that I would love to own horses but wasn't quite ready for them.

I have the registration papers since I told them that I wanted to look them up and would see what I could do.

Their hoofs are a mess, packed with mud and no one had a hoof pick so I could clean them. There wasn't a part of their body that they wouldn't let me touch. I didn't go there today, but will go there tomorrow after work and check on them. I'll take my grooming kit and camera with me so I can brush them down, and clean their hoofs. I have the # to a barefoot trimmer and vet/equine dentist and i'm willing to pay for 1 trimming for both of them and and is willing to pay for a vet check and vaccines.

My co worker lives in apartment and has these horses on his brothers property and his brother is giving him a few weeks to get rid of them. The brother has 28 acres and was willing to keep them himself until I explained the cost of keeping horses from what I had learned here.

Sorry for the long post, but I feel sorry for these could be very beautiful "Bay" thoroughbred horses.
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    07-17-2013, 12:37 AM
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I don't know a lot about Thoroughbred bloodlines. It seems Mr La Tee raced twice, got first once I don't really know many horses in his pedigree, and what their progeny are like.

The other one, I've Got Rhythm raced a lot. It says 44 times. He's got Northern Dancer reasonably close on both sides, but I've known a fair few horses with a bit of Northern Dancer and they've all been nice enough horses. He's also got Mr Prospector, that I've heard can be a bit iffy with temperament, but really I think the best thing is to judge a horse based on their soundness and temperament, rather than relying too much on pedigree. Although, racing 44 times I would be pretty careful about the second one, for both soundness and temperament, he's going to have the "run" instinct pretty well ingrained, and could have developed stable vices having spent extensive time on the track.

If you're not that experienced with horses I'd be pretty cautious about getting these two. They don't sound too bad but they're unknown, you have no idea what they will be like when they're fed up and ridden. Don't just get a horse out of pity. If you aren't up to handling and caring for horses like this you could ruin your confidence and their manners pretty easily. A good first horse is often something that is quiet, proven and reliable. If you build up your skills now then later on you can look as "rescuing" horses and doing right by them.

Do you know what they have done since the track?
    07-17-2013, 12:55 AM
The previous owner had them for almost 3 years, I believe. Their kids rode them, 8 and 10 year olds. They're both very gentle, I've got rhythm loves attention and will let you do almost anything with him. The Previous owner lived about 2 miles down the road from me and I'm use to seeing different people ride them. Anyone that can sit on a horse can ride I've got rhythm, I rode him a few times when Hector had him. Mr La Tee, would not be good for a beginner, but pretty much let anyone ride him. They're both gelded. The previous owner was moving out of state and couldn't take them with him, and knew I was taking riding lessons and wanted to practice riding between my lessons so he offered them to me. But I wasn't in a position to take them even though I have enough land to put a pasture on.

Even though I started riding a little over 2 years ago and has only been taking riding lessons a few months, I still consider myself a beginner.
    07-17-2013, 01:03 AM
I promised the person that has them now that I would help find a place for them. But I would like to get them vet checked so anyone that is willing to take them would know if they had any health issues.
    07-17-2013, 08:12 AM
Good for you, dlady!! Seems most people who have had a few months' lessons consider themselves experts, lol.

These sound like really nice horses. I don't know what part of MS you live in, but you may want to look up some therapy groups and contact them.

    07-17-2013, 07:59 PM
I'm in northern MS, about 20 minutes from Memphis TN.

There's a couple of horse rescues near me and my BO rescue. They rehabilitate, train, and offer them up for adoption when they're ready.

I took some pictures today. LOL, I forgot how to post images.
    07-17-2013, 08:02 PM
Mr. La Tee

    07-17-2013, 08:06 PM
Disregard the date. I have to change it on my camera
    07-17-2013, 09:55 PM
Love the horse's from the Mr. Prospector bloodlines. Very level headed horses, at least the one's I have worked with. I don't recognize many of the closer generation names of either horse. Maybe they are from turf lines? I'm not sure it really matters in the end. A TB with a nice mind is worth it's weight in gold.
    07-18-2013, 07:10 AM

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