Off the track Standardbred

Discussion in 'Horse Rescue / Adoption' started by Medicine Hat Blue, Dec 27, 2018.

  1. Medicine Hat Blue

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    I've always had a soft spot for the Pacers. My gelding used to switch between pacing and trotting. Would happily trot away from home but as soon as he thought we were heading back had some serious speed, was always hilarious to see my friends having to lope beside him to keep up. Thankyou! Everyone for responding I'm going to look into new vocations!! Has anyone every bought a STB or TB directly from the track. I've always wondered how you work your way into having direct relations with the trainers and owners for lack of better words first picks of the retiring crop.
     
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    You would only get offered a horse directly off the track if you worked as a groom, people knew you, and you put the word out you wanted one for a riding horse.

    You can't just go mosey onto the backside and go talk to people who work there. Only licensed people get in.
     
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    Oh I wasnt under the impression I could just show up and have anything handed to me. I was just curious if there was ways I could instead begin to network myself and work towards that goal. And if anyone had experience and advice doing so. Thankyou:D!
    Still looking for a standardbred tickles my fancy lol
     
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    I had the good luck to find a job mucking stalls for a breeder. When one of her geldings didn’t make it at the track she gave him to me. Four years old, sound, trotter. A few months later she had a 3 year old pacer and I was able to get him for a friend. They were such great horses! I’d love another one.
     
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    Oh my - he is a good looking guy! And seven years old - what a great age.
     
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    manesntails Senior Member

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    Nice body, very bad feet. I would have to see those feet in person. Stbs normally do not show with badly cared for feet.
     
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    I love STB ads... Jeremy only raced 40 times :horseon2:
     
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    I know. War horses.
     
  10. manesntails

    manesntails Senior Member

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    What do you mean?

    Our racehorses raced every week from April to Nov. That's 36 races per year~!! 40 races for a six year old doesn't bode well.
     

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