Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Olds Alberta Canada
• Horses: 0
Only rode one horse that had been on the track. She was a running App X TB cross, thus not a broad view, and her issues could have been because of who trained her.
Certainly not a soft mouth, and far as I know, not un expected, as race hroses run on the bit and on the forehand, as that is the best way to cover a lot of ground fast
In her case, I had to go back to basics, far as making a riding horse out of a race horse, and a big part of that, was getting a whoa. Even so, she never completely forgot her racing, and if ahrose came up on her,from behind, with speed, she was back in starting gate mode. Any attempt to hold her back, would result in her going up. (she came with a rearing and going over backwards issue, plus halter pulling ) Just my experience, with one ex race horse, sp take it with a grain of salt!