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post #1 of 6 Old 11-28-2010, 09:52 PM Thread Starter
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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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post #2 of 6 Old 11-28-2010, 09:55 PM
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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.
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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.
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post #4 of 6 Old 11-29-2010, 01:14 AM
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Bourbon had a minor bow but it was treated with platelet injections and he is 100% sound for everything with no limits.
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post #5 of 6 Old 11-29-2010, 01:51 AM
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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.

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post #6 of 6 Old 11-29-2010, 03:16 PM
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Mine just has/had low palmer angles in his front hooves so he requires shoes. but other than that hes like a tank!
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