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Hi, first off the introduction my name is Kimberly. I am a mother of a beautiful 2 year old cowboy who is a fearless horse rider. No worries ladies I ride with him every time with a trainer in the ring on a horse I trust completely and fully.
I also own three pups One Great Pyrenees named Ty, Fiora my German Shep mix and of course Zed my Cocker Spaniel. All who have gone with me to the barn and hang out with the big dogs.

Onto the horses!!
I had a handsome Quarter Horse named Cheerio who was my first love who needs humans when you have a handsome steed to sweep you off your feet. He came to me at 10 years old when he was half blind by the time of his passing he was fully blind and just hit 22 years old. Worst moment of my life saying goodbye to my first true love.

I at the same time had a brave and daring boy who was the bad boy from next door your mother warned you about. Who goes to fast and when he puts on the brakes you have to catch your bearings. Needless to say he was my I have to concur horse. I never knew why he came to or how he found me but he did and I loved him for it. He was a young thing and I didn’t know any better. But in a grief struck moment I let him leave my life days after losing my Cheerio. I didn’t know how to keep going in the horse world and poor Copper went to a new home with a young man who still rides him to this day.


I was to afraid to let my heart get broken so instead of owning and decided to learn more about the wonderful loves of my life and decided to learn and train in as many horse related things my area offered. Which I will tell you now was not much beside breaking, training, retraining, selling and buying.

Well fast forward to the here and now. I have finally decided I am going to open up my heart again and start looking for another soul mate to take flight in all the wonderful trails and adventures that Kentucky has to offer.

I was offered by a friend to Free Lease a OTTB just a 4 year old Gelding but the problem is I don’t know the first thing about OTTB coming off the track to trail ride train. So we shall see what kind of tips and advice I may get in if this is a venture I should try.
Mind you I have a safe place to keep him, work him and ride him under supervision.

Any advice or thoughts ?
 

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I don't have any experience with OTTBs, so I won't presume to tell you what to do. But welcome to HF, just the same. I'm a lot older than you are and I do have some experience with losing dear horses. When I had the vet put my first Arabian down due to crippling arthritis and my other younger Arabian got hurt, I went through a severe horse depression and didn't ride for years. I didn't part ways with Moro. He's in his 30s now and still hanging around. This past April I lost a great trail companion, due to cancer. He was only 15 and took a big hunk of my heart with him. He was a rescued Arabian and I decided that the best way to honor his memory was to rescue another. Somehow, "another" turned into two others. Don't know where I'm going to find the time to ride them both. But I'm glad they are both here. Again, welcome.
 
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