02-19-2014, 01:46 PM
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59 starts is an impressive amount of starts especially for a mare. This amount of starts usually means they are pretty sound. They may have some bumps and blemishes but they are hard as nails.
If she enjoys it and so do you, than just keep an eye on those legs and be a bit more proactive as far as cooling her out. I am a huge supporter of clay on legs, it gently tightens the legs but not too tight, and you can see "hot spots" and stop a problem before it gets worse. I also use ice boots after hard works to help cool those legs off.
Those hard campaigners aka War Horses (My OTSTB has 124 starts in 8 years of racing) are just great horses to have. Most have fantastic work ethics, tough mentally and physically, and have huge personalities. Enjoy your girl!