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    11-28-2010, 10:52 PM

I was just wondering what percent of thoroughbred horses taken off the track with injuries are actually able to become good hunter/jumper, dressage horses. I guess alot would depend on the injury as well. I am a first time thoroughbred owner and just curious.
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    11-28-2010, 10:55 PM
Excel was retired with clean legs, he was just too slow

Molly had a slab frature and collapses when she jumps. Her old trainer showed me a video of her jumping her the first time and she completely fell down, so she can't jump, but she's still an excellent dressage horse.
    11-29-2010, 01:58 AM
Flash doesn't have any injuries, but my first horse came off the track with a bone spur and was fine for flatwork and jumping under 2'9.
    11-29-2010, 02:14 AM
Bourbon had a minor bow but it was treated with platelet injections and he is 100% sound for everything with no limits.
    11-29-2010, 02:51 AM
My previous horse came off the track for a chipped fetlock.

She successfully jumped 3'3" - 3'6" without any injuries. In fact she was probably the most sound Thoroughbred I've ever worked with. She never had soundness issues, only colic issues.
    11-29-2010, 04:16 PM
Mine just has/had low palmer angles in his front hooves so he requires shoes. But other than that he's like a tank!

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