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    09-04-2012, 11:49 AM
Going to look at OTTBs tomorrow

I'm heading down to a local rescue to look at some OTTBs... particularly this guy:

I'm really excited... and slightly nervous. If I feel comfortable with him after watching him being ridden, I'll have the opportunity to ride him. My biggest concern? Getting on! He's 17HH.

Wish me luck!
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    09-04-2012, 11:52 AM
Wow, he's certainly a long, tall drink of water!

I like him, but the length of those front pasterns worries me a bit. Not overmuch since he's a BIG rangy boy, but still something to take into consideration.

Take a mounting block, or better yet, a ladder!

Good luck. He appears to have a nice, kind eye.
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    09-04-2012, 12:20 PM
I really, really like this guy.

Imagine how he'd look all filled out and going under saddle. Can we say wowza!
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    09-04-2012, 12:23 PM
He's pretty much exactly what I've been looking for... fits almost all my criteria. Hopefully he's as nice "in person." :)

The rescue says he's been well taken care of. He's four and has raced in 14 races. Last race was August 24th. He's apparently sound. He won't last long at the rescue so I figured I'd better act fast!
    09-04-2012, 12:26 PM
Which rescue is it, Nik? I have a friend who had a great experience with TRF.

I got my TB from his trainer, because she didn't want him going to just anybody. I guess she knew a tender hearted sucker when she saw one!

JJ's considered small in the TB world. He's 'only' 15.3 h. Tall enough for my short, dumpy little self!
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    09-04-2012, 01:41 PM
Originally Posted by Speed Racer    
Which rescue is it, Nik? I have a friend who had a great experience with TRF.
It's the Minnesota Retired Racehorse Foundation.
    09-04-2012, 01:47 PM
From the little I can see of their facilities, it looks like a nice place.
    09-04-2012, 01:57 PM
Yes, they seem to be a good rescue and I've heard good things about them.
    09-04-2012, 04:35 PM
Very exciting! Can't wait to hear an update. He looks like he wants to trust SO BADLY and has a good heart. Good luck!
    09-04-2012, 04:36 PM
Originally Posted by Copperhead    
Very exciting! Can't wait to hear an update. He looks like he wants to trust SO BADLY and has a good heart. Good luck!
Yep, he has that, 'I'd really like to be good' look.

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