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post #1 of 4 Old 08-09-2013, 01:59 PM Thread Starter
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Training A Thoroughbred -Updates-

*I'm not training on my own, I have friends helping and the horse's owner, if I didn't think I could work with him I wouldn't*

Meet Spat, he is a 10 year old, 15.2hh (ish), Reg. Thoroughbred named Rockin Spats.

His Pedigree- Rockin Spats Horse Pedigree

Currently, he is only halter broke. He was gelded 2 weeks ago and was used for breeding, has produced 4 foals. Spat has always been a pretty laid back horse, but after being gelded he is even more laid back :)

He currently knows how to lead, load into a trailer, stand for fly spray, and lunge. Has had his feet done once or twice, but they had to drug him just to get his front feet done and didn't attempt the back.

So we have a lot to work on before we saddle him up, you can pick his foot up but right away he gets it away from you, like I said we are just starting to work with him and I love working on picking up feet. Still needs groundwork done. He isn't pushy or have any bad habits which is really nice! :) What I really love about him is he is a 'self-exerciser', he is never fat because he runs around so much in the pasture :)

He may be my 4-h/Show horse next year or just a 4-h Training Project and Show horse for me. I am currently riding the owner's other Thoroughbred Mare who is working out really well.

Spat is hopefully going to be a Halter horse, maybe Western, English for sure, and a gaming horse. I've worked on 3 other horses and they have become really good all-arounds.

I plan on giving updates on his training so stay tunned :)

Don't you just love his build? He is a tank!

- We know he needs weight on him, he is on hay and grain currently -

Day #1-
Today brought him into the roundpen and lunged him for about 15 min. which he did like a dream. Walks, trots, and canters really well but we need to work on doing the transitions downward. He is an easy horse to catch in the pasture, but in the roundpen he is hard to catch so we are working on that. Afterwards, walked him around the pasture. He walked right next to me with his head down, just like an old plug. Also backed him up a few steps which he is starting to get the hang of.

So of course.. we need to show pics!
What do you think of this stunning guy?
Love his mane?!
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post #2 of 4 Old 08-10-2013, 01:21 PM
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I never would have guessed Thoroughbred.
I LOVE your opening line :) Good luck!
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post #3 of 4 Old 08-10-2013, 07:22 PM
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Pretty boy. (but then I'm a tad biased with dark bays) Love that he has Mr. Prospector in him. That's a very good blood line for good minds. Have fun with him.

You just have to see your don't have to like it.
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Thanks! I'm a sucker for Bays also, I love that he doesn't have a speck of white! 2 years ago I showed a bay that had no white, this year I show a chestnut Thoroughbred who has no white, and now him- no white. It makes life sooo much easier :)
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