My Ottb search... New horses frequently (probably) ;)
Okay, the search begins. I have decided I AM getting an Ottb, I just don't know which one and when I will find the perfect one ;)
I contacted an Ottb rescue in my area, and although they have nothing that I could use, they have some private sellers that have contacted them and so they are sending me possible horses.
I am looking for something to use in eventing (which I am new to... so jumping/dressage until then).
4 y/o Oklahoma bred gelding. He is 17hh. He hated racing, ran in 4 races and is record is a whopping 1st: 0, 2nd: 0, 3rd: 0. The ottb rescue manager only saw him briefly but said he looked sound and had clean legs, and was calm for having his pictures taken and seemed very sweet.
His name is Roll on Trouble.
All I can say is wow, LONG pasterns!
Should I pass or find out more?
Eliz I love your OTTB enthusiasm! Have you found an eventing trainer in your area yet? Your best bet is to have them come with you to take a look at these guys.
The only thing I don't like is how the left front pastern is long while the right one is more upright. I can tell you, as someone who's OTTB has two very different front feet, what a PITA it can be. Only the best farriers can shoe them properly and I forever second guess whether my guy is lame or not. Love him otherwise, but I really don't like the mismatched fronts.
By the way, that's the history you want. Game boy, but just too slow.
Not a fan of the neck but his overall build is nice. His pasterns look a little long & though it may be the way he's standing in the photos his back legs appear to be spaced quite far apart.
The trainer I have now that does hunter/jumper and some dressage I trust immensely, so I will probably have her look at the horse that I decide on, as well as a vet check etc etc. I am still on the look out for an actualy eventer trainer. :) I am the kind of person that once I get an idea I am way into it... finding out all I can about it and enthusiasm all the way. It's a gift and a curse ;)
Wow, I would've never noticed that... didn't even know that was possible! Thanks for pointing that out lol!
Yep, that is the rescue I contacted that has nothing I could use... but the manager (Robin) is helping me find something :)
Sorry, I didn't mean to completely overlook your post, we must've posted at the same time! I didn't notice his legs either, that is pretty peculiar.
I may pass this one by, the front pasterns being different scares me because I don't know if I'd be able to get the high-quality farrier that the horse would need :/
I am getting information about another gelding, I should have all the info up by Wednesday :)
He does look sweet, but I would personally pass on this one. There are so many OTTBs I think you could do better.
Is it possible that the different looking front pasterns is a trick of the light? They do look different in the second two pictures, but in the first pic they look normal to me. But then I know very little about conformation. :?
Those pasterns are just too long to consider him for a performance dicipline. Pity though as I quite like the rest of him.
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