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post #71 of 91 Old 02-29-2012, 06:39 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks Dressage Dreamer - Yes the horses will have a 3-5 month break at the racing stables in the back paddock, being a horse with the other retired ones. They only get minimal bucket food (scoop of pellets, or a biscuit of lucerne) and the ones on that now, are still fat as mud (: (with 24/7 grass).

I've been looking at all the websites that have TB's for sale that are only young/minimal work, and they are priced at $5000-$8,500, who knows how much they are actually selling for though.

And I'll be looking more into the lines of all the horses!

Thanks heaps though (:
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post #72 of 91 Old 02-29-2012, 06:44 PM
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That's not an OTTB though. That is a filly that is bred SPECIFICALLY for eventing. She is by a Warmblood stallion! She has been started by a professional - probably one that starts ONLY competition horses. There is a world of difference between the two.

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post #73 of 91 Old 02-29-2012, 06:48 PM Thread Starter
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yes - i did notice that - hence why i got rid of it :P very pretty mare though!

but heres one - he is OTT, i know him (: Classy Young TB - Thoroughbred - Horsezone

already jumping 1m
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post #74 of 91 Old 02-29-2012, 06:50 PM
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I see you are from Austrailia, so that could be why the difference in pricing. I got my OTTB dressage mare for one hundred dollars and she was already broke to ride english. The other one I got off the track and had to wait until he was "green broke" to ride before I could bring him home. He was one thousand dollars and probably wasn't really worth that much. But I fell in love.........
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post #75 of 91 Old 02-29-2012, 06:53 PM
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And has had a few miles put on him. He isn't just a retrained OTTB, he has been competed and done a lot.

The market in Australia for retrained OTTBs is very select. You have to get them up to a level that a semi-serious rider would want them for competition... but a rider at that level will be able to do the same amount of training and skip the bit where they help you make a profit.

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post #76 of 91 Old 02-29-2012, 06:55 PM Thread Starter
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and I am planning to compete and do a lot with the ones I sell...

I know it's a long shot.. but I'm willing to try.
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Another point that I feel is important is the age of the horses when trained to jump. If they are trained to jump before the age of around 6, they will eventually break down the hocks. They need to be mature before going through the strenuous training of jumping. Otherwise they end up needing hock injections later in life to be able to be ridden at all.

I know a lot of people do it, but if they really cared about the animal, they would wait to jump until their legs were able to handle it.

I wish you the best of luck...honestly. Everyone has a dream and you have to start somewhere, right? :)
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post #78 of 91 Old 02-29-2012, 07:11 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks Dressage Dreamer, and I agree, I don't think I want to start jumping them at a decent height (1m) untill they are 6ish.

And thank you! you sure do! (:
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post #79 of 91 Old 02-29-2012, 08:59 PM
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I know people who have been successful at what you what to do, but not with OTTBs. The biggest money maker was a girl who picked up bratty ponies, whipped them into shape, and sold them for a huge profit as kids show ponies. She'd get them going real good, take them to a few shows, win a bunch, then sell them. Granted she was short enough that she could work with ponies. lol.

I have a friend who tried with OTTBs and took a lose on 2 of the 3 she got, she still has the third. There are so many OTTBs around, and people trying to turn them over. And there are lots of people who are scared away by a horse being off the track. I'm not personally, but quite a few people I know won't touch a horse that's raced.

Just my experiences.

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post #80 of 91 Old 02-29-2012, 09:11 PM Thread Starter
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yeah I turn over ponies atm - but I really want to jump, so that's why I'm getting into horses, still looking for a good bargain of any breed or height! Thank you!
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