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ropinandcontest
Reg. May 2012
Posted 2015-10-31 5:59 PM (#7212714)
Subject: Off the track throughbred



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I'm looking at a 5 year old racehorse. She is only 15.1 hands. Her temperature is very good. She is actually still racing. I have been riding her though and she doesn't have the mind set of most racehorses. I can walk and trot on loose reins. She is very controllable at a canter too. She still has the racehorse body but hopefully get her beefed up after her last race in a couple days.
I would like to have some opinions about what everyone thinks about getting one and training it for barrels and rodeos. I've been getting told not to get her. She has no vet issues and never got injected. I got told I would not get any more muscle on her and that it wouldn't make a good barrel horse. Any opinions?
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Chandler's Mom
Reg. Jan 2015
Posted 2015-10-31 11:46 PM (#7212764 - in reply to #7212714)
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ropinandcontest
Reg. May 2012
Posted 2015-11-01 7:44 AM (#7212778 - in reply to #7212764)
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What do you mean by bump?
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Chandler's Mom
Reg. Jan 2015
Posted 2015-11-01 11:40 PM (#7212941 - in reply to #7212778)
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Bringing it back to top of current threads so someone can maybe answer your question
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ndcowgirl
Reg. Mar 2007
Posted 2015-11-03 5:09 PM (#7213672 - in reply to #7212714)
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I don't have one but there is someone that runs an OTT in my area. If I didn't know it was a TB I would assume it was a QH. The horse is very nice and I've seen her win the 1D. She's got a long stride and it looks slow but clocks fast.
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landofmakebelieve
Reg. Nov 2015
Posted 2015-11-18 2:46 PM (#7218622 - in reply to #7212714)
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I run barrels on my ottb and she's great. Go for it!
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JettNJester
Reg. Mar 2014
Posted 2015-12-27 7:32 PM (#7231183 - in reply to #7212714)
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I would go for it! I have no experience with OTTB's but I have a QH gelding who looked like a thoroughbred and threw him out on pasture for a while and he has put on a lot of muscle and mass.
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total performance
Reg. Nov 2007
Posted 2015-12-28 7:24 AM (#7231258 - in reply to #7212714)
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ropinandcontest - 2015-10-31 5:59 PM I'm looking at a 5 year old racehorse. She is only 15.1 hands. Her temperature is very good. She is actually still racing. I have been riding her though and she doesn't have the mind set of most racehorses. I can walk and trot on loose reins. She is very controllable at a canter too. She still has the racehorse body but hopefully get her beefed up after her last race in a couple days. I would like to have some opinions about what everyone thinks about getting one and training it for barrels and rodeos. I've been getting told not to get her. She has no vet issues and never got injected. I got told I would not get any more muscle on her and that it wouldn't make a good barrel horse. Any opinions?

 So you think all racehorses are crazy??  I just will never understand why people think that race horses don't have the "mind set" to do something else.  It all goes back to how they were raised and started.
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streakysox
Reg. Jul 2008
Posted 2015-12-28 10:21 AM (#7231309 - in reply to #7212714)
Subject: RE: Off the track throughbred



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My main suggestio├▒ is to make sure the horse is BROKE before you even start training for anything.
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WUribe
Reg. Sep 2017
Posted 2017-09-21 12:07 AM (#7364447 - in reply to #7212714)
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What is bump?
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Chandler's Mom
Reg. Jan 2015
Posted 2017-09-21 12:47 AM (#7364449 - in reply to #7364447)
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WUribe - 2017-09-21 12:07 AM

What is bump?

Brings it back to the top of the current threads so someone can possibly answer her question or give an opinion
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Ohiobarrelracer
Reg. Feb 2017
Posted 2017-09-21 6:53 AM (#7364456 - in reply to #7212714)
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It all depends on the horse. OTTB makeovers are VERY popular in my area right now. Especially with us being so close to the RRP. I think its amazing people taking them and giving them other jobs. Ive worked at the tracks before and its all in how they are raised and treated. You absolutly can beed them up and add muscle. Their diet right now is horrible compared to what you can give her. If shes sound, safe and you like her, why not? Ive seen sooo many OTTBs take to barrels beautifully, but i also have seen some that just dont, so hopefully you picked a good one! check out ottb western on fb and ig. youll see so many others that have done the same! One is a personal friend of mine and her and her horse MO do awesome together! 
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daisycake123
Reg. Dec 2006
Posted 2017-09-21 8:19 AM (#7364473 - in reply to #7212714)
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hope to burn was ottb was an awsome 1d barrel horse. burned us up all the time
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LabRat
Reg. Nov 2009
Posted 2017-09-21 9:18 AM (#7364489 - in reply to #7212714)
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Don't listen to the naysayers. I say go for it. It sounds like you get along with her. There are non-racehorses with amazing barrel racing bloodlines that are not very good minded. Not every ex-racehorse is a dink. Horses are all individuals. Find one you actually enjoy. It makes riding and training fun.
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TxRanchWoman
Reg. Jul 2017
Posted 2017-09-21 1:21 PM (#7364566 - in reply to #7212714)
Subject: RE: Off the track throughbred


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My friends had a stallion off the track, he had a 95 speed index in Southern California back in the day. He was a qh, but still a race horse, and one of the best horses I've ever ridden. I agree with those who say if you like her, she's doing well for you, has no vet issues, go for it. If you have been riding her, you know what to expect, so it's not that big of a risk. If I were you, I would buy her.
A lot of the "crazy" in racehorses, and other performance horses as well, all comes down to foundation work, training and diet.
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stayceem
Reg. May 2007
Posted 2017-09-21 2:45 PM (#7364592 - in reply to #7212714)
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My niece rides one and she does have some quirks that I believe came from the track but you could tell she was not handled properly. She is a 3D barrel horse and potentially could be better with more consistency on the pattern but she is a nice horse. She is super quiet at home but does tend to get pretty hot in the gate. I am grateful for her.
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