My first OTTB! - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 16 Old 07-31-2010, 03:04 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 272
• Horses: 6
My first OTTB!

Howdy folks! I've been too busy with training my pony's to be around here much, but i felt the need to come share with you my very new (as of a few hours) OTTB!

She's an unraced 4 year old named Stormy Cassette. 16.2 hands. She's out of Storm Bird (Who sired Storm Cat). I was asked through the grapevine, from one person to the next, if I wanted to take this horse.

Supposedly she's gentle and has been ridden by a 15 year old girl (I don't know if i believe that!), but i picked her up this morning directly off the track. She's very well behaved and settled right in almost immediately, and she's a TANK. I didn't see her beforehand, I just wanted to take the horse before he sent her to auction on Monday. I didn't know the first thing about her, just hooked up the trailer and went! I was glad to find that she was unraced, though.

Here she is! Better pictures coming soon. I'm getting ready to sell my mare, she's being picked up tomorrow. Things are a little crazy around here with shuffling around to get her settled. I wish i had been able to get her out in the sun to take good pictures, but now it's raining! She's sooo pretty! I'm quite in love already!

Ever since i loaded her into the trailer, i've been daydreaming of a return to the dressage ring. This coming from the "retired, i'm just going to trail ride" me of the last two years!

"Animals are not our whole lives, but they make our lives whole."
Squeak is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 16 Old 07-31-2010, 03:31 PM
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 5,892
• Horses: 2
Ok...shes gorgeous. She has a very sweet face and a nice sturdy build. Good luck with her...she looks like a doll!
corinowalk is offline  
post #3 of 16 Old 07-31-2010, 03:41 PM
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Florida
Posts: 2,227
• Horses: 0
Love her!

I give myself very good advice, But I very seldom follow it
Gillian is offline  
post #4 of 16 Old 07-31-2010, 08:11 PM
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: On my horse's back! Obviously!
Posts: 925
• Horses: 2
I LOVE her face marking! She is gorgeous!
haleylvsshammy is offline  
post #5 of 16 Old 07-31-2010, 08:16 PM
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: St. Louis, Ofallon (Winghaven)
Posts: 34
• Horses: 2
Congratulations! I love my OTTB. Unfortunately, mine was raced, and he has some issues to contend with, but his attitude and appreciativeness come through every day. I hope your new horse brings you as much happiness and joy as mine has for me.
monarchsjoy is offline  
post #6 of 16 Old 08-01-2010, 09:47 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 272
• Horses: 6
She's great! Very sweet girl. She definitely has the racehorse mentality going on, but probably not the extremes as one who has raced. This morning she literally had a coronary over a dog barking (I believe she lived on the track her whole life). And she was suspicious of grass. She danced around not wanting to walk on it! Once she did and then tasted some, she got very happy! She's a big beastie, but gentle and trusting for the most part.

It was a good day so far, for her second day here! She seems to be very good with other horses, and doesn't really act mareish at all! She is stalled next to a colt on one side, and a mare on the other and she kisses them both around the door!

"Animals are not our whole lives, but they make our lives whole."
Squeak is offline  
post #7 of 16 Old 08-01-2010, 09:54 AM
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: on the way to Hell in a Handbasket
Posts: 291
• Horses: 1
Wow, she's beautiful!

Gypsy gold does not chink and glitter. It gleams in the sun and neighs in the dark.
Follow my intern Blog at:
RogueMare is offline  
post #8 of 16 Old 08-01-2010, 02:45 PM
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: On my horse's back! Obviously!
Posts: 925
• Horses: 2
She looks like she's in pretty good condition, as well! Nice find!
haleylvsshammy is offline  
post #9 of 16 Old 08-05-2010, 11:46 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 272
• Horses: 6
I'm in LOVE! I've been dying to share these pictures with you guys, but I've been out of town for a few days, had my therapy - 4 days in a cabin in the mountains.

I left Monday, we picked Stormy up on Saturday. On Sunday, Stormy was a bundle of energy just about to explode. She was still slightly jumpy and freaked out over being in a new place, and I was hesitant to do much with her. It was like she was a gun about to fire, and i knew she needed to do something. I decided to get the lunge line and see what she could do. She acted like an old pro - aside from the fact that she wanted to flat out RUN. I don't know how she was running so fast in a circle, but there was no slowing her down. I finally gave up and just let her run it out, while wondering what i had gotten myself into. She ran for a good 10 minutes, a full gallop. Then slowed down some, then some more, until she was CANTERING (yes, i said cantering) and finally was a calm happy horse trotting around in a slow relaxed circle. She just had to get it out!

It was going so well, i fitted her with a saddle. She did great. I hopped on, we did walk and trot without any problems at all. We met mailboxes. Still those pesky dogs are scary. And the tall field grass is very suspicious. But all in all we did wonderful. I felt confident allowing our friend to hop on, who is not experienced with riding horses! None of the horses i currently have are A) Big enough to hold him and/or B ) Tolerant of inexperienced riders. As you can see, she was fine! Disclaimer - not matter how good she was, i wouldn't have put him on her had she not been as tired out as she was.

I rode her today (as soon as i was back in town) without lunging her, we did walk trot and she was a little pent up, but behaved wonderfully! I feel great about this, I have heard so many OTTB horror stories and have even worked with a few that were nightmares - this is heading more towards a romance, thankfully!

"Animals are not our whole lives, but they make our lives whole."
Squeak is offline  
post #10 of 16 Old 08-05-2010, 11:49 PM
Green Broke
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Texas
Posts: 2,580
• Horses: 5
She is so beautiful, I am super jealous! I love the way her mane looks really fuzzy in the second picture, adorable.

All horses deserve, at least once in their lives, to be loved by a little girl.
sarahver is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
17 y/o OTTB Eliz Horse Riding Critique 19 07-26-2010 07:55 PM
What is an OTTB? speedy da fish Horse Breeds 3 10-06-2009 02:37 PM
Ottb WildHeartsCantBeBroken Horse Talk 7 02-11-2009 10:44 AM
I need a different bit for my OTTB blossom856 Horse Tack and Equipment 6 10-27-2008 10:38 PM
Seriously, does she look that much like an ottb? Angilina Horse Riding Critique 11 10-08-2008 02:32 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome