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post #1 of 2 Old 08-07-2013, 10:15 PM Thread Starter
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Talking Retraining a young OTTTB, need advice and help!

Hey guys, I made an account just to ask this question.
So, it's my 16th birthday on the 11th of August and Mum agreed that she would get my my own horse, I've had 1 horse (he was an OTTSTB) and have leased 3 horses. The horse we were looking at did not pass his vet check (had sarcoids, and was not the age he was advertised as) so we are still looking.

A good friend of mine sent me a message on Facebook saying her horses daughter was for free to good home (her horse was a stallion in his racing years) she doesn't have much info but is giving me some more this afternoon, all I know so far is that she is 3 years old, around 15.2hh and is dead quiet just like her Dad. I am interested but to be honest don't know much about retraining tbs, I retrained my STB gelding straight ott and he was a dream horse to do anything with, and a pony club star, but I do know Standies are very different to tbs. I am wanting as much info as possible on what I should do to retrain this filly if I do get her, I have been riding for 7 years and I've done anything and everything, but I'm not gonna overrate my riding abilities and say I have extreme experience with retraining, cos to be honest- I haven't, although with this horse being free to good home, I have the money to get a trainer to help me out and I will also be getting a vet check done as I know a lot of racehorses come ott with injuries. Thanks guys, hope that's not too much to read :)
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Well, I'm always a bit leery when someone says a 3 yr. old is "dead quiet." It's like they aren't even old enough to have an opinion! I always suspect that the horse is quiet because no one has required much of it yet. But, I know the rare horse does come along that truly fits that description.

If the horse passes a vet check, and if someone objective who knows both horses very well and you very well approves, and if you have the money to invest in having someone else put some time in with this horse... Then I hope it is a great one for you.
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