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        01-18-2012, 11:01 AM
    Congrats! He's a looker :)
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        01-18-2012, 12:42 PM
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    Originally Posted by MangoRoX87    
    OMG He is lovely!!!:)
    How do people go about getting off the track horses? I would love to get my hands on one..preferably quarter horse but I still love thoroughbreds
    There are several ways - working through a re-purposing/rescue group is one of the most common. Auction houses are usually pretty full of them, too, but that approach is much more of a risk as you don't have the advantage of the horse having already been through evaluation, retraining, etc via the rescue. The availability and ease of finding one will have a lot to do with where you are located. Our's came to us via what amounted to a broker that had picked up a lot of four at an auction.
        01-18-2012, 12:45 PM
    Green Broke
    Ohhhh. Puuuurty!! Congrats and good luck.

    I think he has a new stalker! ;)
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        01-18-2012, 03:59 PM
    Originally Posted by MangoRoX87    
    OMG He is lovely!!!:)
    How do people go about getting off the track horses? I would love to get my hands on one..preferably quarter horse but I still love thoroughbreds
    Pretty much what themacpack said. I got this guy threw New Vocations a Thoroughbred/Standardbred rescue and they have various locations. I had to be approved to adopt first but they made the process pleasant and swift. Then it was just a matter of waiting.

    I know some people up in Aiken, SC where there is a big race track. They get them right from the breeder or right off the track if the horses are not competitive.

    I'm not sure where you would find a QH other then an a rescue that deals with all breeds or an auction. My friend got a very nice appie mare from Camelot Auctions when it was still functioning.
        01-18-2012, 04:31 PM
    He is lovely, I love his face!
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        01-18-2012, 04:53 PM
    What a stunner!!

    MangoRox - you could try contacting a local racetrack/trainer - theres always going to be a few slow ones kicking around that they would love to find a good home for.
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        01-18-2012, 04:59 PM
    I got my OTTB in May I ADORE her she is the most fab ride I've ever had with the most trainable temprement, once she chills out ;) ENJOY please please post progress reports would love to here how he settles in x What are your plans with him? I'm aiming for straight dressage my mare she was injured racing x
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        01-18-2012, 05:05 PM
    WoW he is absolutely gorgeous! He looks very very big. I really like him.

    You'll definitely have to keep us updated (which of course I know you will).

    How excited for you!
        01-18-2012, 05:06 PM
    Thanks Thyme, I do to. He is not what I would describe as beautiful. But he is impressive looking to me. And I like his masculine head lol. There was another 6 yo TB that was just breathtaking, but he had some arthritic changes in his ankle and I likes Forum's movement better.

    Brackenbramley, I would like to get into dressage more as well and in a few years am interested in some low level eventing :)
        01-18-2012, 05:10 PM
    Whats his reg name and breeding like? I'm just being nosey now :) We had a Danehill Dancer gelding very similar to your lad,his dam was American bred so my curiosity is getting the better of me haha :)
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