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        05-02-2012, 08:38 AM
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    Foal
    riding ex race horse

    I might get to ride an ex race horse today
         
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        05-02-2012, 09:11 AM
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    On or off the track?
         
        05-02-2012, 09:20 AM
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    Showing
    I have an ex-racer standing out in my pasture that I can ride any time I want.
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        05-02-2012, 09:35 AM
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    Green Broke
    I remember the first time I rode one (many years ago now ha), exciting!
         
        05-02-2012, 09:59 AM
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    Foal
    Off the track because its an ex racer.
         
        05-02-2012, 10:24 AM
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    My barn owner has 6 I ride all time, and we retrain 1-2 off the track every year. They are typically wonderful mounts, but the majority are very athletic and forward.
         
        05-02-2012, 10:36 AM
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    We used ex-racers to pony the racers!
         
        05-02-2012, 10:38 AM
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    Originally Posted by BlueSpark    
    They are typically wonderful mounts, but the majority are very athletic and forward.
    And that is a good thing.

    I am happy with the leased horse I have (Appendix QH). But my ideal horse would be a 16.5 - 17 hh OTTB with lots of go and a good mind.
         
        05-02-2012, 11:17 AM
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    And that is a good thing.
    I agree, but not for the faint of heart. Personally I love them, but they can be very intimidating to some one used to having to use a lot of leg just to keep the horse going. Many breeds are happy when you ask them to stop, thoroughbreds can go forever, and with the big hearts and work ethic they have, they will try to go forever if you'll let them.
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        05-02-2012, 11:44 AM
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    Originally Posted by mildot    
    And that is a good thing.

    I am happy with the leased horse I have (Appendix QH). But my ideal horse would be a 16.5 - 17 hh OTTB with lots of go and a good mind.
    BTW, meant to write 16.2 hh but my engineer brain is used to writing 1/2 as .5
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