My Horse Forum
It's been a long time since there has been a thread to show off the TBs on here.
Feel free to share lots of pictures and information about your TBs, both OTTBs and non raced ones.
Here are my horses, as well as my mom's and sister's. They are pretty much all related. Other than my filly, they all came from the same breeder (the ranch where I work at now). Lucky and Victory have the same dam. Victory, Winsome, and Dancer have the same sire. Miracle is out of a half sister to those three (she is by the same stallion as well). Petals and Miracle have the same sire. Petals is out of a full sister to Dakota Wrangler. Dakota Wrangler is out of a full sister to Lucky. Reine is out of Victory. Dusty Rose is out of Petals (we suspect she is by the same stallion as Reine). We really do have certain lines of horses that we like!
Lucky Krews, 2000, 16.2 hh, off track gelding. He is now an Eventer, and does all-round. I've been using him as a pony horse to exercise and train the racehorses...
What is the purpose of backing an 18 month or 20 month old horse?
We hear the defence that well race horses do it, they prepare them for futurities at this age...well two wrongs don't make a right, and if you are not involved in these industries, then WHY?
There is good evidence that horses bones don't mature until a lot later. http://www.hoofrehab.com/ArticlesPDF/Timing and Rate of skeletal maturation in Horses.pdf so why risk compromising a youngster right at the start, why not wait?
I know that there are those who do it, but my question is why? what makes you ignore the evidence and start them?
By your horsey or pony......
I haven't gotten dumped in years, so I suppose I was due.
I took my gelding Samson out for a trail ride with his girlfriend, who is a big Belgian x, and her new barn mate who is an OTTB. Samson started out really slow, to the point that I thought he maybe wasn't feeling well (hehe I guess I was wrong ). Then we went off in a trot on a nice clear trail, and little Samson couldn't move his stout legs any faster, and his friends were already out of sight. So, he put all the extension he had into his trot, and finally rounded the bend and caught up when his friends stopped to wait for him.
Then we made it to the huge field that is in this state park. Once before, Samson *almost* dumped me in this field, but it was because there were a bunch of school busses in a parking lot to the right of it (there's normally no cars in that lot, but there must've been a field trip to the park), and he was just excited I think. I stayed on but was very...
I thought i would go ahead and start Goose his own thread since JR has one.
I bought Goose at the end of August. He is a 2015 POA/IQPA registered colt (now gelding as of october). He was not handled much when I got him and I could barely catch him in a stall. This photo was taken in July.
I just worked on basic handling and grooming for the 1st month. He was a little skittish and spooky for a while, but he worked out of it. By the end of October he was looking really good and was getting
This photo is from mid sept.
We slowly made it to saddling.
This was taken at the end of sept
My boyfriend and I went to the notorious Kolona, Ia monthly sale. We got a number "just in case..." and walked around looking at all the pretty horses. My horses companion left and I thought MAYBE if we see something special... Ideally a pony, I'd snatch it up if it went for a decent price. Well, I only saw 2 non loose pen ponies. They went for $350 and $525!!! I'm like, holy! Riding horses all went for good prices.
Got bored of that and tried to go look at the loose pen horses. I had my baby with me though and shes teething and refused to let anyone else hold her, so I couldnt get in with the horses and ponies to get a better look or see if their even tame, couldnt tell a thing. And of course in the pony pen was about 20 ponies, and definitely two little studs who kept fighting and attacking all the others The big horse studs were separated from the other loose pen horses, Not sure why pony studs werent???
So we go sit and watch ponies go through.. Most went for $50-$125. I...
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