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  1. Horse Talk
    I've worked as a hotwalker and then a groom, and have done a little bit of everything in my time at the track. The racetrack is the only discipline of horses that I've been around. Therefore, all the knowledge I have regarding horse care and horse handling came from my time at the track. I'm...
  2. Horse Conformation Queries and Critique
    Hi there people’s! Was hoping to get some input from some of y’all regarding this 5 year old gelding I’m looking into adopting. The owner doesn’t know too much about horses and he’s kind of just been sitting around. He has a bone chip that’s been identified by the rescue when he came off the...
  3. Horse Health
    There’s a mare that I fell in love with recently. Super sweet 6 year old OTTB. I tried her out during a week trial and MAN, we have been a dream together! her current owner (Who also owns the stable I ride at) is charging $4500 for her. I got the vet out for a PPE today and everything looked...
  4. Horse Talk
    Hi all! I am trying to read my OTTB’s tattoo. The jockey club name he came with, and his description does not match his markings. Any help reading the tattoo would be awesome!
  5. Horse Health
    Hello everyone! I've bought this four year old, fresh off the thrack thoroughbred last week. He does not present any gait abnormalities, but he has something rather odd in his left shoulder. As you can see in the pictures, his scapular spine is very visible. He walks, trots, canters and gallops...
  6. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    Okay, so right now I have my 4-year-old OTTB in a dr. bristle bit. However, he still seems to push through the bit and push his face up, and pulls on my hands. Obviously he is still learning (we are just learning how to canter) but, I don't think he likes it very much. What would you suggest...
  7. Horse Feeds and Nutrition
    So I have a 18 year old OTTB that is an extremely hard keeper. I’m currently trying to get weight back on him from this winter. Right now he gets a full scoop of Tribute kalm n ez, a scoop of alfalfa cubes morning and night(the scoop is a 3 quart scoop). He also get 2 scoops of cocosoya...
  8. Horse Health
    Hi! I’m wondering what people’s thoughts are on my horses current condition. Here are the best pictures I have: Let me know your thoughts!
  9. Horse Talk
    Now that the drama in my life has settled down i've settled on a horse breed i want to get for my next riding horse. i've done the research and a Off the track thoroughbred checks most of the boxes i want, including and most important to me they are young, i thrive off of working with young...
  10. Horse Conformation Queries and Critique
    Hoping this is the right section to post this.. Hi all! I am in the market for buying a OTTB as my next mid-upper level jumper and to start me in eventing. I found a horse in which I am having a complete PPE done on this week. She is a 7 yr old mare, raced 30 times and retired. Had downtime...
  11. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hi, Not sure if this belongs here but worth a shot... Was looking for exercises to build neck muscle in horses? My OTTB has quite a thin, skinny neck- I am usually only able to ride him once a week, but know someone who I trust yo get out there more and work him. What exercises would be helpful...
  12. Horse Conformation Queries and Critique
    I am looking to buy a horse! I am particularly drawn to this guy. He is 5 years old and has been raced intermittently. mainly curious what you all think about his conformation. Thanks!
  13. Member Journals
    Forewarning, this will be a long post since it's the first one. After this they probably won't be quite as long. So I'm making this thread/journal as a way to track my progress with my boy Sam. I do have another jouranl that I did post him in for a while, but I feel like my journey with Sam is...
  14. Member Journals
    Well, the time has finally come that I'm going to be moving my mare to the stables. I had hoped the one pen would get cleared on the property so that I could work with Roxy at home, but that doesn't seem to be happening so I got in contact with the barn owner and she told me I was allowed 2...
  15. Horse Talk
    With January nearing, I have a big decision to make. I currently have 2 horses. One is an 8 month old filly that came from the wild named Ren. The other, is a 14 year old OTTB mare I've named Roxy. Now, Ren I'm keeping, hands down. No question about it. It's Roxy that may be staying or going...
  16. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    I'm thinking about switching things up with my horse. I ride him in a plain single jointed D ring for schooling and usually show in a short shank pelham. Nothing is really wrong with his schooling bit but I find the D ring looks kind of stupid because for a big 17hh horse he has a petite face...
  17. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hi everyone! I recently bought a 12 year old OTTB. He is the sweetest guy, but his only issue is his extreme separation anxiety. As of now, he is in a field by himself (still in quarantine), but he can see all of the other horses. He paces a bit, but not too much that it worries me. His...
  18. Art and Craft Work
    Couldn't help but share the digital painting I made of Chance yesterday afternoon. Super proud of it since lately I've been suuuper out of practise, not to mention I've never drawn in this style before! (That is, without relying on blending xD) Critique is welcome--just please be kind! Done...
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