Dave: Thank you! Thank you! Thank you for saying what you did about sending this horse to a trainer that knows what their (lol on there, their, they're -- drives me crazy too!) doing. This horse simply doesn't have enough training or was obviously trained wrong. Maybe this horse shouldn't race ever. It wouldn't be the first Tb that wasn't intended to be a racehorse. From what I've heard about horses that truly love to race, they don't throw their head up and start crow hopping. They run with the others and try to win. In fact, most horses would do this anyway because they don't want to be left alone. I simply think your friend might have made a bad purchase for a "race" horse. My 2 cents.