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skip916
Dec. 4, 2009, 11:04 PM
She's comes to me sunday to start her new life as an eventer!Hopefully! This being my first OTTB, I WELCOME any comments, suggestions, insights. Please don't worry about giving any criticisms you may have to offer on conformation/breeding etc. I want to know EVERY opinion so that I can approach her training being well researched.

Here's her pedigree:
http://www.pedigree
query.com/tambos+jazz+dancer

trying to figure out how to post pic... brb

skip916
Dec. 4, 2009, 11:10 PM
i cant seem to add an attachment- apparently i'm not cool enough. so- link to my facebook profile pic:

http://www.facebook.com/#/ellie.t.garrett?ref=profile

maybe that will work. i'm really better with reins than a keyboard.

eventingismylife
Dec. 4, 2009, 11:16 PM
She is cute! I like her pedigree too! Is she coming right off the track or has she been off for a while? Congrats!

skip916
Dec. 4, 2009, 11:22 PM
She's been off the track since 2006, eating hay and getting r&r. Her owner gets TB's off the track and retrains to sell but bought Jazz for herself and then didn't have time for her.

I cannot WAIT to get her here and give her a big bath and clip her. She looks like a furry swamp monster right now and is covered in rain rot- thanks to our lovely fall/winter of CONSTANT rain in GA.

eventingismylife
Dec. 4, 2009, 11:31 PM
Great, so you can go straight to work with her! You get to skip the turnout, and re-doing your feet stage, nice ;). It sounds like you guys are going to have loads of fun!

riverpup
Dec. 5, 2009, 04:08 AM
Congratulations, she is really pretty!

Kim Clark has excellent training info on her website
www.leightonfarm.com (http://www.leightonfarm.com)

Keep us posted!

subk
Dec. 5, 2009, 09:51 AM
Seriously nice pedigree for sport. The bottom is exceptional and the top is not to shaby either!

mcorbett
Dec. 7, 2009, 10:11 AM
Hey! I emailed about her and didn't hear back! You must have beat me to the punch! I liked her pedigree too, subk. Good luck with her, she seeems like a great catch :)

sm
Dec. 7, 2009, 12:27 PM
in addition to Kim Clark already mentioned, http://www.leightonfarm.com/retrainingIntro.htm , there's:

- http://www.tranquilityfarmtbs.org/pdf/retraining.pdf

- Beyond The Track, Retraining the Thoroughbred from Racehorse to Riding Horse, by New Vocations Program Director Anna Ford
http://horseadoption.com/gift-shop/

- online training tips from Anna Ford of bullet above: http://horseadoption.com/training-tips/

pony grandma
Dec. 7, 2009, 01:16 PM
She's gorgeous! enjoy the process and make a good life for her. You will never turn back now!!

Write us back when you 'know' - when it dawns on you who she is. And send us all a riding video in the spring!

farmgirl88
Dec. 7, 2009, 01:18 PM
She's comes to me sunday to start her new life as an eventer!Hopefully! This being my first OTTB, I WELCOME any comments, suggestions, insights. Please don't worry about giving any criticisms you may have to offer on conformation/breeding etc. I want to know EVERY opinion so that I can approach her training being well researched.

Here's her pedigree:
http://www.pedigree
query.com/tambos+jazz+dancer

trying to figure out how to post pic... brb

she didnt happen to race at charlestown with Jane Harper did she? I think i might know this horse as she was reffered to Tambo when i was at Jane's.

spacehorse
Dec. 7, 2009, 01:30 PM
Consider getting the book Beyond the Track- very good book with lots of things you might not think about when dealing with an OTTB!

http://www.amazon.com/Beyond-Track-Retraining-Thoroughbred-Racecourse/dp/1570764026

skip916
Dec. 7, 2009, 09:45 PM
Thanks for all the good articles/books/sites etc. Can't wait to dig in!

Farmgirl- I think you are referring to her full sister- who is called Tambo. They were both bred in FL but her sis might have raced at Charlestown and is now in Canada but I think retired unsound. Jazz was referred to as "Lady" before I got her I heard.

Heather Buras, see www.apinchofluck.com, is who I bought her from and she has some super cute other prospects at great prices and she does a great job retraining/starting them in other careers! She is bringing down a few from fingerlake soon too and I couldn't reccomend a seller any higher! I had to snap her up as soon as I saw her! Here's a link to a pic from yesterday when she came in: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/photo.php?pid=52277153&id=4902497

So now I need a show name for her if anyone has ideas. So far she is very girly, proud and elegant acting. Even though she's been off the track for a while she looked at the pasture and the other mares like they were aliens today and paced around the gate/perimeter looking slightly confused and showing off an extended trot I can only dream of experiencing undersaddle amongst short bursts of "out of the startgate" gallops ending about 2.5 inches before the fence... I thought I was going to have a heart attack. I put her bellboots back on twice today. I'm thinking of investing in some armor plated splint/ankle boots for all those sliding stops she's been doing.
I'm going to lunge her for the next few days and ride Friday. I'm letting her get all her woogies out. :eek:

sm
Dec. 8, 2009, 07:40 PM
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=52277153&id=4902497
http://www.pedigreequery.com/tambos+jazz+dancer
yes, I think I see the Nijinsky shoulder!!! I would keep a Dancer name for her then, especially from your description.

Best of luck with her!

lovemyoldguy
Dec. 8, 2009, 09:05 PM
Holy crap she's beautiful! I can't offer any words of advice other than have fun!!

skip916
Dec. 9, 2009, 09:53 PM
sm- whats the nijinsky shoulder? educate me please!! :)