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post #11 of 17 Old 10-20-2010, 08:41 PM
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Mooney....was she moving her right legs together and her left legs together? Like a trot, just using the same side instead of diagonals....

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post #12 of 17 Old 10-21-2010, 02:25 PM
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No, it didn't look like the pace (legs on the same side moving at the same time). It was more like walking? really fast, you could hear the four beats but at really close together. She doesn't do it offend, only on a even straight away without a rider, and she's really excited. Last time was a couple of monthes ago.
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post #13 of 17 Old 10-22-2010, 12:12 PM
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Despite what I heard about OTTBs, we bought a 5 yr. old gray gelding in February of last year.....

he was severely emaciated and covered in bites and sores when we got him. His hair coat was atrocious, short, scratchy and dull....He looked sick and acted so lifeless....see pic.

this is him the first week we bought him:

This is him after 8 months of love and attention and food....

Now he is such a beautiful coat soft and shiny, weight respectable, all his skin lesions and bites have healed, and the farrier pronounced his hooves the best hooves he's ever seen on a TB.

As for his personality, he is one of the rare horses for his breed....he is kind, sane, gentle, funny and loving. Even my 9 yr. old handicapped grandson loves to pet him and kiss his nose (with supervision, of course. We do not allow children around EITHER of our horses, even our Belgian, without supervision at all times.)

In short, he is a wonderful horse with a great personality...despite the fact he is a 5 yr. old OTTB.
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post #14 of 17 Old 10-23-2010, 01:39 AM
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Originally Posted by Chiilaa View Post
It all depends on your level of experience, what you intend to do with them,
I have to agree with that!

I prefer standardbreds! I think they're beautiful! And I'm also a driver!
I have not worked with OTTB.. and don't have any desire to do so.
I have worked with OTSB, each whom I fell in love with.
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post #15 of 17 Old 10-23-2010, 01:53 AM
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I personally hate pacing and find it really hard to correct, so as the owner of 2 OTTB I would rather deal with their issues than pacing.
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post #16 of 17 Old 10-23-2010, 10:29 AM
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Originally Posted by AlexS View Post
I personally hate pacing and find it really hard to correct, so as the owner of 2 OTTB I would rather deal with their issues than pacing.

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post #17 of 17 Old 10-23-2010, 10:45 AM
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Having retrained both and competed on both.... TB all the way. Granted I've enjoyed the Standardbreds I've worked with, but they just weren't suited for much beyond local level. I rather like them for trail/pleasure mounts.

To me TBs are the quintessential athlete. This is just my personal opinion and not meant to bash any other breed. They cross over well from hunters, jumpers, eventing, dressage. With the right conformation I've even seen some do western and games. They are my breed of choice and I miss owning one.

I think both breeds have their whacky ones. I know Tbs better so less strikes me as crazy. Though I will say, I'm never owning a chestnut TB mare ever again. lol
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