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post #21 of 26 Old 08-24-2010, 01:13 AM
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We have a school horse that I ride and show who is an OTTB. He is a great horse, really quiet and sweet, willing and not high strung at all. I love him. (:

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post #22 of 26 Old 08-28-2010, 10:33 PM
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I've always shyed away from OTTB, cause I know they can be quite a handful and can be dangerous. Can anyone calm my nerves on this issue???? Thank you all!!
Well, there are "dangerous" and "handful" horses in every breed, and a few bad apples give the whole lot a bad name. But no, they aren't. There is certainly a more broad range of personality and temperments in the TBs, though. The name tends to stem from the fact that most racing TBs aren't taught much in the area of manners. They're taught to go fast...and the handlers/trainers just deal w/ any bad behavior. My TB is 5 mo. Off the track, and my 6 yr old (beginner rider) daughter has been riding him for a month. He is a very laid back, easy going horse. He didn't have the greatest ground manners coming off the track, but like a typical TB he is VERY smart and learns quickly. He would walk all over me when I got him, now he quietly walks behind me. He'd rush me and shove me aside at feeding time, now he'll wait a few paces away until I welcome him up to the feed bucket. But he's smart, and it doesn't take long to teach him something.

As for most ppl using them for English disciplins it probably stems from the fact that in the 80s, OTTBs were BIG in the English world for higher level atheletic events like eventing and jumping and dressage. Plus, they already direct reign...so there's no having to teach neck reining.

Just my $0.02...take it or leave it.
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post #23 of 26 Old 08-28-2010, 10:55 PM
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We have a joke that the free / cheap horses are the most expensive. That's been my experience with my freebie horse

This is exactly the same as with us. We've noticed this to.

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post #24 of 26 Old 08-28-2010, 11:06 PM
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The initial purchase price of a thoroughbred will vary as much as any other breed. My Rexy was $1000, he's quiet and gentle, soft and willing to please under saddle and super super trainable. Hugo on the other hand was $250 and he is hot, pushy & quite hard under saddle.

Price will be effected by a number of factors. Training, success, breeding, etc etc.

As far as upkeep go, TBs are known to be notoriously hard keepers (believe me, mine are). Although, even then, I know some TBs who hold their weight just fine. Their feet are also a source of some issue and therefore money will generally have to be spent there. And of course, if they raced, chances are as they get older their joints will start to stiffen up, so there may well be money to be spent there as well.

It is the same as with every other breed really, what you pay to purchase the horse will pale in comparison to what you pay to KEEP the horse.

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post #25 of 26 Old 08-31-2010, 10:36 PM
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leonalee--We have the Ontario Standardbred Adoption Society (OSAS :: Intro) here. They always run several shows a year. Its nice to see that they go to another use after instead of all of them going to the packing plant or for buggie horses.
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post #26 of 26 Old 09-02-2010, 05:37 PM
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We use to rehome TB at my old riding barn. Some need a month or two to be a horse before you can do anything. Some just need a week or two. One came in with two people holding him with chain leads carrying whips and beating at the horse to keep it from attacking them. Three days later I put a normal lead on and he walked beside me better then the lesson horses.
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