First OTTB Success Stories for

For a new off-the-track Thoroughbred owner there are lots of "Firsts". First Ride, First Show, First Canter or even their First Success Story posted to this site. If you are wondering what it is like to own and ride your own OTTB, read these stories from our buyers about their "Firsts". 

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Living the Life of “Riley” at His First Recognized Horse Trial

Jul 8, 2010

One year off-the-track, Golds Anatomy placed second in his first recognized Area X Horse Trials. The dressage rings were actually on a race track and he didn’t bat an eye!

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Votive – Groundwork, Schroundwork. Let’s Ride!

Aug 3, 2008

Just wanted to let you all know I have backed Votive, finally! We have done much groundwork in the month that has passed. We have a great bond with each other and I feel she completely trusts me 100%. We have now had two days of being ridden very easily. Yesterday I had someone hold…

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Monarch’s Reign – One Month Update

Jan 18, 2010

Since Monarch’s former owners and his trainer are anxious to know how he’s doing, I thought I’d send a quick update on him (even though we talk about him almost every day!) I have to say that today was really amazing, both for me and for Monarch. We’ve been together just one month now, and…

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The Bank President is On Vacation at the Spa

Sep 16, 2009

“Banker” (Bank President)is doing very well and seems really happy to be here. He enjoys languishing in his stall then going out and rolling in the dirt.

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First Ride on an Off-the-Track Thoroughbred

Mar 28, 2010

Tips and tricks to riding your new off-the-track Thoroughbred.

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Shelby’s Hill – First Show

Sep 17, 2010

Our first show in August! Training 1 – 64% We are now doing First Level 1 in Oct I think!!! I did have someone contact me through your website. I’m not sure these girls have enough experience though or have the resources to keep Ping healthy. PLUS not really sure I want him to go.…

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Amanda Meets Allegiant

Jun 29, 2009

Amanda meets her off-the-track Thoroughbred Allegiant for the first time. It was our pleasure to have the opportunity to work with Allegiant during her first week off-the-track. We are happy to help any of our buyers with their new purchase.

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June is a Doll

Dec 8, 2010

June (A June Affair)  is an absolute doll and has settled in very well!  She is one of the sweetest horses I have been around and her “racehorse” ground manners are improving tremendously! I did get on her this weekend for the first time and she was as good as I could have hoped for. …

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Hollywood Vic and Cheri’s First Canter is Thrilling!

Oct 6, 2008

Sunday has gone down as one of the best days of my life! This was the first day I cantered on my beautiful OTTB, Hollywood Vic! Last week I wrote that I have been working on balance. The work has finally paid off with Hollywood and Elizabeth’s’ patience, we cantered today for the very first…

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Gold’s Anatomy – Ready Set Show!

May 21, 2009

Former race horse, Gold’s Anatomy is coming along really nicely and we are taking him to his first local schooling show the end of this month – less than two months off-the-track!

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Mr. Boston is OK in Oklahoma

Oct 15, 2010

Mr.Boston is fabulous!!!! Elizabeth didn’t want to go back to school!! She said that he would go and live in the dorm with her! We can’t wait to see what she does with him. For day 2 of riding him in our arena, they both look fantastic!

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First Ride on Whos Cindy Sue

Sep 4, 2009

Who’s Cindy Sue was very good…she quickly relaxed and we were able to walk and trot around the ring smoothly!

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