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She's a winner! One year update**** Have to share my new OTTB!!!

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  • #21
    Such a lovely girl.
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    • Original Poster

      Updated video! She's been here for six weeks and is pretty much one of the easiest OTTBs ever. She is very straight and balanced, and has a lot of try! She's hacking out alone and with other horses, and jumping little things in the field.

      The rebel in the grey shirt


      • #23
        I still love her!
        Originally posted by Nickelodian
        We jump horses. Over sticks. For fun.
        Never take life too seriously. Nobody makes it out alive anyway.
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        • #24
          OMG!!! I loooooooove her!


          • #25
            i love your horse so much. i would also love to be in florida right now. officiaaly all-around jealous.


            • #26
              Congrats! She looks great! I too am jealous of your short sleeved shirt.


              • Original Poster

                Originally posted by Beam Me Up View Post
                I too am jealous of your short sleeved shirt.
                Just got back from a walk through the neighborhood to look at Christmas lights. I wore a tank top
                I do love being in Florida!
                The rebel in the grey shirt


                • #28
                  I love her too!!


                  • #29
                    She really is lovely! My kind of mare.
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                    • #30
                      Beautiful, congratulations!


                      • #31
                        She looks very kind. And so balanced for an OTTB, what a lovely, soft canter.
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                        • #32
                          She's a lovely mare. Love the read heads!
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                          • #33
                            She's wonderful! I'm envious!
                            Originally posted by dizzywriter
                            My saddle fits perfectly well. It might be a little tight around the waist, but I take care of that with those spandex things.


                            • #34
                              Really sweet - congratulations!
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                              • #35
                                Very, very nice. Wish I knew how to find one like this.
                                “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
                                ¯ Oscar Wilde


                                • Original Poster

                                  Originally posted by ParadoxFarm View Post
                                  Very, very nice. Wish I knew how to find one like this.
                                  I got very very lucky. Was tired and almost didn't stop to see her. Watching the owner lead her in, we almost didn't stay to see her work - but once she started working, I knew I had to take her home.
                                  The rebel in the grey shirt


                                  • #37
                                    Glad you stayed!
                                    “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
                                    ¯ Oscar Wilde


                                    • #38
                                      She has a ton of class!!! Love her!


                                      • Original Poster

                                        Jess has been home for 90 days now and today she went to her first show!
                                        We took her to the Rocking Horse schooling show for the tadpole combined test.

                                        Jess initially found the show to be VERY exciting. It took her about an hour to settle down and decide that she was ready to work, but by the time went into the ring, she was back to being mostly focused on her job.

                                        Show jumping warm up was also a VERY exciting and stimulating place. She ended up trotting the whole course because there were jut so many new and interesting things to look at - But she jumped around honestly (knocking one down as she stared at something that was NOT the jump)

                                        She got to hang out at the show jumping ring side for about an hour after her ride so she could practice "chilling out" and will likely be going to Ocala next weekend to hang out and take in the show atmosphere.....

                                        She was 3rd after dressage but the rail dropped her to 5th place. Overall I'm really happy with how she did, although I think she'll definitely be spending more time hanging out at shows to figure out that it's NOT the same as the races.

                                        The rebel in the grey shirt


                                        • #40
                                          Whooooo you weren't lying sister when you said the show jumping ring was an exciting place to be!

                                          But what a goooooooood green horse she was if that's what you have when she's overwhelmed! That is not a bad job for her first show!

                                          I had to giggle at the very first jump....she was so NOT paying attention and then suddenly saw it, went "Oh goodness!" and put a good effort in! You already know this of course, but bigger fences are not going to be an issue, that's for sure!

                                          The dressage was lovely, too!