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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. Horse Breeds
    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...
  4. Horse Feeds 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 &...
  5. 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 &...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hello all. So I seem to have gotten into a bit of a pickle with my newest horse. To put it simply, he's having massive freak outs that are quite dangerous. I believe I know what's triggered it but I'm not sure yet as to how to get him over it. Basically, a week ish ago, I had to get him...
  12. Hoof Care
    My horse has a toe crack that is getting larger. The farrier notched it but that did not seem to help. Obviously I am going to have the farrier out again, but has anyone had issues with toe cracks? What did your farrier do/say about it? Also for some background the crack is on the front left...
  13. Horse Conformation Queries and Critique
    Hi I just got a new 5 year old ottb and I was wondering if anyone could give me a critique of her conformation for show jumping. She is 16.2". I know she could use some groceries I just got her yesterday :) and she's only been off the track 2 months.
  14. Horse Breeds
    Please report in if you own a Thoroughbred or Thoroughbred-mix. I am considering a horse to buy in the future. Please share your thoughts and experiences on Thoroughbred ownership, purpose and the feel of riding one. I am also looking for the same input from Criollo or Criollo-mix owners as...
  15. Horse Conformation Queries and Critique
    Hi, I was hoping to get some opinions on this ottb mare I am interested in. She is 7 yrs old and 17.1 hands. I would be doing h/j and possibly some lower level dressage with her. Thanks in advance! ://...
  16. Horse Health
    I have a ottb mare, that was on the body scale of a 2 when I got her a couple weeks ago. She has gained a a little weight since I have got her. I am giving her pro force fiber with beet pulp, a couple times a week a w/t/c on the lunge, she loves to be worked, and still has alot of energy in her...
  17. Horse Talk
    Hey so I wasn't sure which topic to put this under but I am possibly moving from Sacramento CA to Maui and im not going if I can take my horse. I would like to fly her but was wondering how much it will cost. If you have any ideas please let me know.:D Thanks
  18. Horse Health
    Hi guys, I recently (really recently!) purchased an 8 year old off-the-track Thoroughbred to event. When I bought him, the old owners had temporarily put shoes on him that were a size too small. As a result, the hoof that was hanging off the shoe and had no support began to crumble. As soon...
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