I recently obtained an OTTB. She is an anxious 3 yr filly. I put her in a paddock with one of my calmer horses and she has calmed down some. Any advise when or how to start her for pleasure riding?
Have you ridden her yet?
As I know some OTTBs can have a lot of fire in them when you first start out, I'm not really experianced with breaking in, just from reading everyones posts about them.
My TB was off the track but I got him after a few other people but he never got properly trained, so he had been off the track a few years before I got him.
But he was very much one sided and very unbalanced.
Have you tried lunging her?
What I would do first is work on ground manners for respect. Then after she trusts and respects, I would tech her how to lunge. I think that ever horse should lean how to lunge by voice commands, then when you get on they have some clue what to do.