Starting in late March, I will be working to train a fresh off the track Arabian. I know that you are getting a TB, but our cases are similar in that both horses will be OTT. I've never trained an OTT before so I'm really excited and a little nervous. I plan to use the methods of Clinton Anderson's Downunder Horsemanship for his training. Like others have said, I think consistency is the most important thing. Also, you mentioned that you will be giving the horse some time off before starting to work with him. I would encourage you to go ahead and start working with him as soon as you get him. Think about it. Here he will be coming off the track where he has worked very hard every day. To suddenly have nothing to do for a couple weeks, he may not know what to do with himself. Go ahead and start doing the ground work with him right from the start. That's what I plan to do. Let him know that his job might have changed, but he still has to work.