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post #11 of 14 Old 03-24-2011, 10:47 PM
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I just got my 6 yr old sound OTTB 2 weeks ago, by accident and FREE. On top of that her papers show that she is out of Van Nistlerooy "a 6.4 mil proven sire".
I ended up purchasing a round pen on Craigslist that belonged to a racehorse trainer. When I explained that I was getting a young colt she immediatly started offering up some of her racers that were in pasture. She was explaining how nobody wanted thoroughbreds and trainers with financial or health issues (her case-broken hip from a stud) could not give them away.
Post on Craigslist in Farm and Ranch or Wanted. In TX. we still have many available.
I have pictures of Faith posted.
PS- I am a former race horse owner and we also had a hard time finding good homes for some of our horses. We tended to donate most to the YMCA.
OTTB owners don't know how to find people that want to care for their former racers either.
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post #12 of 14 Old 03-25-2011, 02:11 PM
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Originally Posted by SummerBreeze View Post
So, you said you bought your OTTB from a trainer. How does one go about finding a reputable trainer?
Actually, I got him for free.

I heard of him by looking at the COTH Giveaways BB. Someone who is a long time member posted JJ as a giveaway. She wasn't his owner, but knew her. I got in touch, went to see him, and by the following week I had him on my trailer and coming home with me.

I'd venture a guess that most race trainers are reputable, since they're very vested in these horses.

You want the truth? You can't HANDLE the truth!
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post #13 of 14 Old 04-08-2011, 08:57 AM
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Hey there, welcome to the forum! You should try this website:

Texas Ex-Racehorse Adoption - LOPE Texas, Lone Star Outreach to Place Ex-Racers

You can either go to the adoption listings or the trainer listings if you want to buy. Personally I would rather buy than adopt but that is purely personal preference. So the track in your area would be Retama Race Park or maybe Sam Houston Race Park if you don't mind driving to H-Town.

Actually, dear old Speed put me on to that website last year! Careful as it is not always updated well. My horse is still listed on there for example and I have owned her for almost a year!!

ETA: I just saw that you already got a horse, serves me right for not reading all the posts properly - ha!

All horses deserve, at least once in their lives, to be loved by a little girl.

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post #14 of 14 Old 04-08-2011, 09:18 AM
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where do you live? there is a great site i can give you if you are on the east coast

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