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  1. #1
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    Default {pics!} Finally bought my very first OTTB project pony. Viney pedigree help needed!

    The weanling has a couple years to go and APHAwesomeness Cow Pony is all sorts a broken so I decided to buy a project horse. My 1st ever to purchase as a project + my 1st OTTB + my first ever to purchase on my own! I was really nervous I would make a poor choice...

    3 y/o OTTB ~ 3 weeks off the track.
    He raced once, galloped straight down the back stretch and into the sale barn.

    http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p...om/jackson.jpg

    He was posted on fb for 2 days. I found him Monday PM and drove out to see him Tuesday AM and threw down a deposit.

    His pedigree does nothing for me (meaning I don't really know much about any of the horses in his background)
    I could us a Viney assessment!
    http://www.pedigreequery.com/dont+jack+with+me

    So one week later (after a good PPE ) I went back to pick him up.
    I've had him for two weeks and he's in calorie intake mode only right now--but I have lunged him 4 times with side reins and over poles.
    I'm gonna take it pretty easy until I get him nice and fat.

    I hopped on yesterday for the first time and he was soooo good!

    http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p...oom/okie14.jpg
    http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p...boom/okie5.jpg
    http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p...boom/okie8.jpg
    http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p...oom/okie12.jpg

    He's gonna be super fancy in a year!
    http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p...boom/okie6.jpg

    His JC name is Don't Jack With Me but I had to change it. Everywhere he goes he gets his ass kicked. My weanling charged at him the 1st day and he turned around and ran from her.

    So I'm calling him Okie Dokie (plus he's "okie" bred).
    Mostly I call him Ok (pronounced Oak).

    He has friends now too.
    The weanling and the donk were known as the "Tweedles" but now with the addition of Okie they are the Stooges.
    http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p...m/IMG_1389.jpg

    I can't wait to get out there and event again!
    Last edited by purplnurpl; Oct. 15, 2012 at 11:04 AM.
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    I can see why you picked him up!! He looks very sensible, intelligent and athletic...three great traits!! Have fun w him.
    You can't fix stupid.



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    Handsome! I hope he exceeds your expectations!



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    LOVE the last photo. Have fun with your new guy -- he looks seriously awesome.
    You have to have experiences to gain experience.

    Proudly owned by Mythic Feronia, 1998 Morgan mare; G-dspeed Trump & Minnie; welcome 2014 Morgan filly MtnTop FlyWithMeJosephine



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    Awesome!

    Um, are you really still riding in short sleeves out there in TX? Grrrrrr.



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    He looks like our "bought off the track sight unseen, watched his last race on HRTV ultimate adult ammie perfect husband horse". Have a blast!



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    Wow, what a cutie! Alert, expressive face! Congrats!



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    He is handsome! Congrats and have fun. I keep telling myself that I'm not going to get an OTTB project horse until my old man decides he's done eventing, but it's getting harder every time I see another cutie
    Chrissy

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    Very cute!

    I don't really see anything I know in his pedigree....but that means nothing. I'm doing a PPE on one on Wed...and don't see much in his pedigree either But I'm jealous of his name....I would have kept it to show. Mine...not so much (Blame it on Bush)
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    HE. IS. ADORRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRABLE. O.M.G.
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    What she ^^ just said. Cute and adorable. He's so willing and such a good boy! You're going to have some serious fun bringing this guy along. And he's about to fall in love with you and his new life too!
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    What a face!! So cute!!



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    Probably the most outstanding line you have is through the mare Tiy. Tiy was the dam of Pok Ta Pok, who was a good sires of hunters and jumpers. Ahpo Hel was a pretty successful race mare, and Jack Wilson was black type placed. She also had a couple of foals who became black type winners. Penny's Reshoot was one.

    Jack Wilson was a pure sprinter and did his racing in New Mexico. Sprinting/speed is a good thing for jumping horses because of fast twitch muscling. Almost all of the great sires of sport horses were known for their speed at a mile or under.

    Encino was the tail male grandsire on top through a different son of a horse that Elisa Wallace rode at 2* in 2010. JC name is The Name's Cupid, show name William.

    Crimson Saint is one of the great mares. Dam of Pancho Villa by Secretariat who is the sire of a 3* horse , show name Medici, who is currently being ridden by Elissa Estes Gibbs. Dam of Royal Academy by Nijinsky, who is the sire of Painters Row, who was owned by Jan Greve of The Netherlands and marketed by him for sport horse breeding. His mostly German get seem to have topped out at the 2* level. A couple have been in the hands of Ingrid Klimke and Kai Ruder. This would be Encino's full brother. Dam of Terlingua by Secretariat, dam of Storm Cat who is just beginning to show up in eventing through multiple sons. As group, they are young and haven't gotten above 2*, but Derek di Grazia and Stuart Black both rode Storm Cat grandget in 2012. There don't seem to be any Storm Cat direct get who have evented at FEI levels ever.

    The top side is really quite nice, and I love Gallant Man in pedigrees for event horses. Mr Leader is also an excellent line to find. He seems to be found in eventing more through females than males.

    Explodent is grandsire for a few event horses. He's damsire of one that Will Coleman was riding in 2011 named Ole Man. He's grandsire on top of a French 3* horse named Froc Boulais. He's also grandsire on top of a French horse with Crimson Satan as damsire who went to the European Championships for Juniors for France in 2003.

    The rest of the pedigree doesn't show in the database I use for FEI results. I still have some checking to do here.

    But I love the top and bottom doubles to Bolero.

    A top and bottom double to Nearctic doubles your chance that the horse will be somewhat lacking in stamina, since Neartic is believed to have been the conduit for the vast expansion of the "speed" allele in the Modern Day TB. All this means is that it will take longer to get fit, since the gene in question has an effect on how muscles respond to training.

    In that one photo, he's already behind the vertical at the trot. Is that normal? I wouldn't think a few times of lunging with side reins would do that. If that's his normal head carriage when you have contact, will that be hard to overcome?
    Last edited by vineyridge; Oct. 15, 2012 at 01:36 PM.
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    love him!!!



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    He's grand

    BUT
    APHAwesomeness Cow Pony is all sorts a broken
    this is terrile what happened?



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    He is adorable. I think you got yourself a good one! Enjoy him and post photos often



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    Quote Originally Posted by vineyridge View Post

    In that one photo, he's already behind the vertical at the trot. Is that normal? I wouldn't think a few times of lunging with side reins would do that. If that's his normal head carriage when you have contact, will that be hard to overcome?
    nah. I don't think it's normal.
    picture in question:
    http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p...boom/okie6.jpg

    That was at the beginning of the ride and he was searching and trying to figure out correct contact. But that was the best side view I had of him and he sure looks pretty in it.

    I'm a fan of a long neck. So much so that I usually get busted for it in my tests. Not for on the forehand but for "poll too low".
    But remember also that I like to train them as show hunters so I don't bust my youngsters or green horses on poll position.

    He's really really good with contact for so few lessons on contact. 60% of the ride he was long and a little low. Very steady and even.
    more like this:
    http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p...oom/okie10.jpg
    http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p...oom/okie11.jpg
    I was falling in love for sure.
    : )
    So no, he won't be one of the "curl up and have perma frame" horses--just incase you were following that sort of behavior according to pedigree.

    What's funny is I almost didn't post that photo because I was sure someone was going to comment on his age vs frame. lol.

    I would put him in the "huntery" type category at this point.
    Laid back, not in a hurry and welcomes leg and contact.
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    He is one handsome man! Congrats and keep the pics coming!
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    He is super cute! I love his expression. It looks like you found a good one.



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    What a cutie!! I love that headshot!

    You guys have me contemplating an OTTB myself....

    Good luck with him... that cracked me up that Swanky pants put him in his place Sounds about right



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