Critique My Horse Off The Track

       The Horse Forum > Riding Horses > Horse Riding Critique

Critique My Horse Off The Track

This is a discussion on Critique My Horse Off The Track within the Horse Riding Critique forums, part of the Riding Horses category

LinkBack Thread Tools
    09-23-2008, 08:54 PM
Critique My Horse Off The Track

Hey Everyone,

Just wanting everyone's honest opinion on my thoroughbred gelding I have just got off the track.

What you think he would be suitable for as well would be great to!


Liz :)
Sponsored Links
    09-23-2008, 09:13 PM
Hard to critique, I'd need more pictures but for now here's what I got:

Has good muscling, looks a little downhill (although it's hard to say; & it could just be the ground). Something about his chest I don't like, I can't quite think of what it could be though.
    09-24-2008, 12:58 PM
He looks like a typical ottb (I've now worked with three in the past year). As he calms down from the track, starts to get fat and happy, his muscling will change. His confirmation looks typical (but it's a little hard to tell without more photos). A lot will depend on why he left racing, his soundness, etc.

However, I have seen many of them retrained for eventing, but what I've found is you're just going to have to play with him to see what he wants. One of the first things we did was lunge the horse to see movement, and then lead over a small jump while I ran along side. This usually gives a good indicator of the personality - a brave horse will go right over it, and a more careful horse might duck out (make sure you're prepared if he decides to run around the jump). The first time I lead Scout over a jump, he landed and bounced around because he LOVED IT. After I established that he enjoyed it and was physically capable (until the Laryngeal Hemiparalysis was discovered), we began with jumping basics - ground poles, small cross rails (really, only 6 inches in the middle).

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

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

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:05 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0