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post #1 of 14 Old 11-27-2010, 09:17 PM Thread Starter
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Ok so got a 4 year old OTTB what do you guys think? and these videos are about a year old....Dont have many pics of him yet! Going to be used for trails and some pleasure shooting etc

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post #2 of 14 Old 11-27-2010, 10:49 PM
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Very nice looking horse. He seems a little bit stiff in his back, like he rushes around in a rapid trot without much swing in his back. Working him over some poles and low jumps like tht will be good for him. Neat horse!
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post #3 of 14 Old 11-27-2010, 10:54 PM Thread Starter
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Never jumped a horse etc mainly done trails/western stuff though.. He has one very rough trot thats for sure!
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post #4 of 14 Old 11-27-2010, 10:56 PM Thread Starter
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I have tried to slow his trot down a little but he likes to GO FAST
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post #5 of 14 Old 11-28-2010, 12:30 AM
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He looks like a typical OTTB. Slow his gaits by slowing yours. Find a speed of trot that's acceptable and slower and post to it. If the horse speeds up, he'll get out of sync with your posting and will have to find his way again. In the canter, lock your seat down and don't give him the energy he wants. Be stable and make him come down to your speed.

He's a nice-looking horse though and looks like he enjoyed those jumps!
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post #6 of 14 Old 11-28-2010, 12:40 AM
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I really like how long his strides are.
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post #7 of 14 Old 11-28-2010, 04:02 AM
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He's lovely
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post #8 of 14 Old 11-28-2010, 01:35 PM
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Lovely mover. If you'd like any help or tips, please check out my OTTB thread!
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post #9 of 14 Old 11-28-2010, 05:17 PM
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I think he's lovely for a green horse. He def needs some bending and stretching work. Very typical for an Ottb. He does appear to enjoy jumping.
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post #10 of 14 Old 11-28-2010, 08:17 PM Thread Starter
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OK so I mainly just do trails etc with my horses.. Never had a OTTB so whats stretching and bending? Whats a good way to start jumping? I currently use an endurance saddle on him...
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