With all your guy's advice, I‘m going to pass on all three (it‘s okay, as only the first one really caught my eye and I was already worried. Something about her trot in the video seemed off to me). I am going to give the rescue an idea of what I‘m looking for and ask them to keep a look out for me. Have any of you gone to the track to pick up an OTTB before? What should I expect if I go? Any way, this is what I‘m looking for:
I prefer geldings, but am open to any mares. Height is unimportant. I prefer bigger, but as long as he can get me over the jumps cleanly, safely, and comfortably (I‘m 5‘4“ and roughly 125 ibs) than I‘d be willing to give him a chance. The right personality is a must. I don't want a huge hothead, but he has to have some life to him. I‘d be willing to consider a horse who retired unsound as long as his problem isn‘t chronic or deteriorating and can be treated.
^Is that too much to ask the rescue (they do seem to get quite a few good ones like the above in during racing season)? I‘m fairly certain picking up a horse at the track will be more difficult.
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