View Full Version : Cute 5y.o. OTTB, thoughts?

Nov. 3, 2009, 05:14 PM
I have been offered this 16hh 5 yo OTTB gelding from a racehorse adoption that I am involved in. They said he is very nice and easy to handle but has only had 2 months off the rack so they haven't gotten on him yet. Completely clean legs (we aren't even sure if he raced at all) and very athletic.
What are your thoughts on his conformation, movement, ect.





Nov. 3, 2009, 05:38 PM
what level do you want him for?

the pic links don't work for me...

Nov. 3, 2009, 05:41 PM
The pic links didnt work for me either... he looks like he is a pretty nice mover.

Nov. 3, 2009, 05:41 PM
The pictures won't work for me, but from the video he looks like a really substantial guy and is a nice mover.

Nov. 3, 2009, 05:46 PM
No pics for me either. I would like to see him canter a bit, trot's ok.

If he is sound and free and you just want a little project...why not? Do you like him? Hard to give advice from a video of a horse trotting around in a field but I am all for enabling ;)

Nov. 3, 2009, 06:18 PM
I would like an upper level horse, but i would be happy with prelim/training

do these work?




Scott Free
Nov. 3, 2009, 06:21 PM
looks like a very long back & kind of short legs. Not exactly what I'd go looking for in a horse being asked to jump (or do dressage), but sometimes it doesn't make that much difference. His happy trot looks nice, and he's kind of cute.

Nov. 3, 2009, 06:38 PM
He looks like a new vocations horse and they have a return clause if he doesn't work out. You would be adopting him right?

He has a very long back.

Nov. 3, 2009, 06:51 PM
He is a new vocations horse, I have another one of their horses so Anna's been on the lookout for me, and if I go out there and if I like him I would be adopting him.

The long back was a concern for me too but, for me at least, I would really like to see him in person also

Nov. 4, 2009, 06:22 AM
There are some conformation flaws that you can overlook and work on to strengthen. If he has a good brain, good feet and decent legs, that's a solid start. If you can afford him ($$$) then why not take him on as a project.