Lucky... my trainers barn has a race track on it, but I havent run it with Romeo yet, I ran it with my old TB (never raced, but should have) and it was suucchh a rush to race against my twin on her slow warmblood. Hahahhaa but I want to race Romeo against the other 3 on the track soooo badly. Like to use the starting gate and the flash at the finish line. haha
Has anyone ever wanted to race their OTTB??? Mine raced and I've always wanted to be on his back and race him on the track. He's just the most obedient and easy keeper, love him, and he loovveeessss his job (jumper), but I have always wanted to test his speed against the other 3 OTTB's in our barn :) haha
We've hit about 40 mph on a stubble field, that was fast enough and at the end it was one of those thank goodness I'm still alive feeling, that was AMAZING! But I don't want to do that again for a little while
I have an ex point-to-point gelding called Praetorian Guard (: he's 17hh, and so chilled out I wouldn't think he was a TB without his pedigree! (By Exit to Nowhere out of Songs of Innocence). He's not an easy keeper, but with plenty of haylage and hard feed he does keep his weight on ok. Fingers crossed he's going to make my event horse, but meanwhile we're working on basics... like stop.
My TB is very calm too, when I first got him he was 9 and was CRAZY, he was a lesson horse and was not happy about it at all. Since the day I brought him to our own property and he's been a "one person horse" to my mom and I, he couldn't be happier. Sweetest boy ever, I love TB's, I have trained quite a few of them and they will always be my favorite breed!