Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Southern California
Unfortunately in my area because we don't have pastures or areas for 24/7 turn out (that are close anyway), we get a lot of folks that "save" them from the track, only to then stick them in a 12x12 and wonder why they're cribbing, weaving, nut jobs. I have yet to meet someone from my area that has taken an OTTB and re-started them appropriately. It's really quite frustrating. These horses end up changing hands a few five or ten more times before ending up God knows where. There was an article in the Prac Horseman mag that stated that A LOT of the best breeding blood stock was in TB's here in the states, until people began to import WB's like crazy. I'd love to see our TB's started appropriately, rehabbed appropriately, and given the time necessary to make the mark on the big A circuits again. Aaaaaaaaand end rant! :)
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