02-05-2010, 11:28 PM
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Why does the horse need to be ridden? I'm sure some stimulating ground work, learning tricks, ground driving, lunging, and double lunging would be adequate exercise, even for an OTTB. As long as it gets turn out, of course. I just don't see why her not wanting to ride is a bad road...
As farmpony said, the lady obviously loves her horse, and you know he'll be taken care of, so who cares if she never rides? If she wants, she can find someone to ride him for her. Yes, it's nice to have an actual trainer ride, but there are tons of young women [and probably men too] that could work really well with this horse without the "trainer" title, and they'd be a lot cheaper, sometimes even free! Being one of those young adults that everyone scoffed at because I was simply too young to know anything, I have to stand by my fellow underestimated youth. =]