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  1. Horse Breeding
    this is my mare Shade she's around 17 and my first horse she's a colored thoroughbred and I'm 99% sure she's had foals in the past she was used as a lawn decoration along with a stud in one of her past homes and I think they used her as a broodmare for her to earn her keep anyway she's the...
  2. 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!
  3. Horse Health
    Hi everyone, I recently purchased my first horse. I’ve had him about 2 months. I sent a picture of him to a friend who let me know that she thought my horse had a hunter’s bump. Although she has very little experience herself, she showed someone else his picture who came to this conclusion...
  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. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. Horse Colors and Genetics
    I’ve taken on a lease horse and his colour changes with the wind! I don’t really know what to classify his colour as, I’ll let his photos do the talking When he was clipped his muzzle was really chestnut/ bright bay but now it’s dark as anything Any ideas?
  9. Thoroughbreds and TB Racing
    Hello fellow horse racing enthusiasts! I was just curious what flat races allow the most weight. I’ve heard of the Fall Highweight Handicap g3, but was just wondering if there are any others similar? thanks!
  10. Horse Conformation Queries and Critique
    I have been out twice to try a horse. We have a PPE coming up and if he passes I will most likely be bringing him home. I would love some opinions, I want to make sure I am not looking at him through rose-tinted glasses. He is a 4 y/o Perch TB cross, and he stands at 16.3. He has a super nice...
  11. General Riding queries
    Hi everyone! Just a newbie trying to get some advice on moving up levels; read on if you want details : ) I've been riding English for almost a year now (eleven months on the fifteenth) and have had no riding experience prior to this. I've been flatting and am currently working on getting...
  12. Horse Breeds, Registrations and Brands
    i'm referring to Thoroughbreds in particular. i'm still deep in the middle of horse shopping and i found quite a few thoroughbreds that are identifiable but have had their papers lost along the way. mostly not being past from owner to owner between homes. is there a way to get them if you can...
  13. Horse Feeds, Feeding and Nutrition
    Hi All, Do calmers work for you? Not looking for a fix for behaviour or anything, but interested to know if it has an affect on any thoroughbreds? Also interested to know what people are feeding their TB that isn’t heating? Any supplements that are worth giving? Currently on mollichaf &...
  14. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hi All, Wondering if anyone has any tips or advice. I’ve just brought a 10 year old TB & when we’re out hacking he’s started throwing his head around/sticking his tongue out (thought I’d sorted that with a new bit). He’s now dropping his head & I can feel him tensing up, his back end up &...
  15. Horse Articles
    Hi Guys, I am currently completing a research project and a bit stuck on how to word my main Question. Basically, I am wanting to research juvenile/2-yo racing (the ethics involved, how it affects the horse physically and mentally, disregarding animal welfare for quick investment returns) My...
  16. Horse Talk
    Hello! My fiancée and I just adopted 2 retired racing Thoroughbred horses. I grew up with 2 quarters and 2 Arabians however I haven’t had a horse in 12 years and I’m currently pregnant so I’m being super cautious. These two are attached to the hip and are extremely hard to separate and can get...
  17. 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...
  18. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hi all! I have recently been given the opportunity to work with an OTTB that had been at a different facility for a few years. The owner sadly died and the horse was brought to my farm to stay. He is 9ish. With his old owner he had broken many of her bones and was spoiled. When I started...
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