I just graduated from college (yay!) and as soon as I find a steady source of income, I'm planning on getting a horse.
I'm not looking for anything spectacular, just sort of a project horse that I can work with and maybe do some light trails and and possibly some small local open shows later on. I'd like to re-home a Thoroughbred off the track.
I know that will involve a little bit of extra work, but I have enough experience with green horses that I'm fairly confident in my abilities to handle all of the re-training.
My question is, where can I go to find a sound, reasonably sane ottb? Would it be better to go through a rescue or try to find a contact straight from the track? What should I be looking for and are there any situations that I should avoid?
Any advice you guys have would be very much appreciated.
P.s. I'm in Tennessee if that helps. Its about 3 hours to the big KY racetracks, so not totally out of the question.