bsms is right in that OTTBs are not good horses for those with time issues or those who want "finished" mounts....
They do need retraining. BUT you don't have to be super experienced in horse training to do so. All you need is alot of commitment, at least the basics in ground work, and a firm but gentle approach...and you have a friend for life......
IMO, they are well worth the time you put into them. But I have found that it isn't TIME that keeps prospective buyers away from OTTBs, it's fear. Adjectives that attach to them.... terms like vicious, crazy, tempermental, insane, wild, dangerous....frighten buyers away.
I liken it to what has happened to pit bulls. Pit bulls are not genetically evil, they are just dogs. But because of bad press, some cities have even banned them from living there. Insanity prevails.
LOL, Dusty. I take my life into my own hands every time we kiss his furry gray nose....because he could very well lick us to death. He licks more than a dog....the face, your neck, your head....it's kind of odd.
When the BO opens the pasture fence each morning, he stands behind her and licks her neck and breathes in her ear....she is constantly reminding him she's a married woman!
Last edited by Beauseant; 07-24-2011 at 02:23 PM.