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  1. Horse Health
    My horse is a 7yr old ottb that I bought knowing he had some long term hind end problems. He has a hitch in his trot from some slight wear on the top of the bone in the left stifle (I’ll add the X-rays if this gets any attention) and the hitch is better some days and he usually warms up out of...
  2. Thoroughbreds and TB Racing
    Hello! Im wondering what all is included for a PPE when buying a horse straight off the track. My first OTTB came straight off the track and when we did a PPE the track vet didn't do much. It seemed more like a general exam more than a PPE. The vet watched the horse jog, checked heart rate...
  3. My OTTB show jumper

    He is a handsome boy When your horse remember he was a race horse! When your horse remember he was a race horse!
  4. Jumping

    Love jumping with my boy
  5. Thoroughbreds and TB Racing
    I’ve been looking for a horse for almost a year and I’ve always said I’d never buy a TB. But I saw this horse on fb that was an OTTB but had a brilliant jump on him (I’m hoping to show jump one day). He seemed perfect apart from the fact he was way over my budget. I then saw him advertised quite...
  6. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hello all, Long time lurker, first time poster here. I've got a bunch of health appointments organised to investigate the horse that I will discuss below (physio this week, chiro in a month, and dentist, saddle fitter and bodyworker have already been out), but I would love to hear others'...
  7. Leasing, Loaning, Buying, Rescuing
    Hello All, I am new to riding (3 months in ) and I go twice a week for training. I am thinking about getting OTTB horse I am learning jumping. There are some OTTBs that are advertised on reliable websites like (newvocations) ad they mention that they are Sound and that they can have a second...
  8. General Riding queries
    I've been riding for years and would say I have a decent seat, balance, and overall good understanding of how to ride and when to use each position. that being said, as much as I love speed and as much as I want to gallop, it scares me. recently I got a young ottb (off-the-track thoroughbred)...
  9. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    I have a 6 yr old ottb mare, I have had her for a little over a year now and for the most part she is an absolute angel. At home she is a joy to ride, very keen on jumping, and very well behaved. Off property however she is a nutcase. She is incredibly anxious when we go anywhere off property...
  10. Horse Breeding
    Both bred the same day on august 2nd AI at the repo vet clinic. Both these pictures were taken today. Bottoms ones confirmed in foal. Top one was said to not be in foal when they were both checked at 14 days but was pretty uncooperative. Do you think top mare is pregnant too? Both ottb mares...
  11. Horse Conformation Queries and Critique
    hi all. my heart horse happens to be a quarter pony who is 13.3h. i would love to own and train one of her foals but i’m having a hard time figuring out what to breed her to. i want to have something piercer and a bit more athletic in jumping. and i absolutely love thoroughbreds. but i have some...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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!
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. Horse Feeds, Feeding 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...
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