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post #1 of 8 Old 08-20-2011, 07:14 AM Thread Starter
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Showing a X race horse?

Heya guys! I am thinking of Re homing a X race horse. I have thought about do competetive jumping but I have decided I will leave that to pleasure at home. I would love to show my X racer (who is a thouroughbred) but I would love some infomation!1

Is this a good idea and what classes can I enter and what tack or anything vital do I need for it?

Many thanks, Sophie !! xxx
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post #2 of 8 Old 08-20-2011, 09:08 AM
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I've known ex-racers to go on to jump, event, barrel race, etc. It just depends on the horse's temperment and ability!
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post #3 of 8 Old 08-20-2011, 09:09 AM
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I show my x-racer in hunters and jumpers. I have also done some w-t-c classes, but he does very poorly in them because he wants to pass all the other horses.

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post #4 of 8 Old 08-20-2011, 09:39 AM
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It all depends on you and the horse. I've known some off the track thoroughbreds who compete in endurance, hunter, jumper, w-t-c, wester pleasure, and western trail. Your comfort level is also a huge factor as some of the racers will still want to "race".
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post #5 of 8 Old 08-20-2011, 05:11 PM
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Adding to what Monty77 said, it definitely has to do with your comfort level and if the horse still has the mindset that s/he wants to "race." I leased a horse and everytime I cantered him in a ring with other horses he would pin his ears back and go faster just to catch up to them. Luckily that was taken care of. But there definitely are ex-racers out there who show. I plan to show my rescue in the future.

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post #7 of 8 Old 08-20-2011, 09:45 PM
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I have an OTTB and he goes jumpers not so much hunter walk trot canter and eventually eventing maybe give it a year. He gets excitable on trail so we're going to wait a little and let him chill

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post #8 of 8 Old 08-21-2011, 01:49 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you girlies! I am now thinking of joining the The Pony Club again and just loaning a show pony and enter some shows. If i like it I will see where to turn from there.
Thank you all for your time and answers, all much loved :) xxxxxxx
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