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post #1 of 9 Old 06-21-2010, 08:21 PM Thread Starter
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What training would you suggest for a OTTB. She has been sitting in pasture for 5 years. She is very smart and learns fast. I do alot of natural horsemanship stuff and did that with her and she caught on quick. She has the temperment of a QH. Just mellow and willing to learn.
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post #2 of 9 Old 06-21-2010, 08:43 PM
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Whatever you want to do with her?

OTTB's are great at pretty much anything they do. They're super athletic, and they have drive and determination out the butt. They don't like to suck at their job.
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post #3 of 9 Old 06-21-2010, 08:45 PM
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like justsambam said, anything you want. i would recommend dressage, haha but im bias, lol. the individual horse might have different preferances, he might really love cross country or jumping. :)

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What if your OTTB Bucks, bolts and spoks? Then what do you do? Cuz thats what mine does!!!!! Where should I start with him?

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What if your OTTB Bucks, bolts and spoks? Then what do you do? Cuz thats what mine does!!!!! Where should I start with him?
get a trainer?

When my OTTB bucked, his saddle didn't fit. When he bolted, it was my fault. And he's never spooked.
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get a trainer?

When my OTTB bucked, his saddle didn't fit. When he bolted, it was my fault. And he's never spooked.
My friends ottb bucks and then bolts. The other day he bucked and got me off and then stepped all over me.
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My friends ottb bucks and then bolts. The other day he bucked and got me off and then stepped all over me.
That would mean a serious lack of respect, IMO. The one time I came off, I fell in front of Ice, and he actually jumped over me, according to the three people who saw the accident. He had the potential to kill me, if he'd really wanted me off.
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That would mean a serious lack of respect, IMO. The one time I came off, I fell in front of Ice, and he actually jumped over me, according to the three people who saw the accident. He had the potential to kill me, if he'd really wanted me off.
I totally agree. He does have MAJOR respect issues. It was totally deliberate. He was just done with work and he was like "Eff you, see you!" and bucked and i went flyinggggggggggggggg.
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Start with intensive ground work. Gain her full respect on the ground before even considering ridden work. She needs to be able to walk happily at your shoulder, back up, move her shoulders and hind quarters away from the slightest pressure. She shouldn't walk all over you, push you etc.

From there, if she hasn't been touched since she raced 5 years ago, I would find a good trainer to re-break her. You don't sound very experienced going by the tone of your question so it's not something you want to tackle on your own.
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