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  • my first OTTB!

    Here she is!

    We call her Pom Pom and her USEA name will eventually be Po'okela. Her JC name is Sunshine Kelly and she's a 2007 model. She's bred very similarly to my mare, Flo, on her dam side (sentiment is happy to play a part in chosing a horse, I've learned).

    So far (knock on wood), she's been a super laid back, bottom of the totem-pole, follow you around the paddock, well behaved on her first hack down the road, PLEASURE!

    I adopted her from South Jersy TB Rescue and Adoption.
    Thoughts, suggestions, well wishes welcome...
    Last edited by mcorbett; Jan. 11, 2010, 01:04 PM.
    Hillside Haven Farm
    From starting gate to start box!

  • #2
    Aww, she's a cutie!Did she have many/any starts?
    *friend of bar.ka

    "Evidently, I am an unrepentant b*tch, possible trouble maker, and all around super villian"


    • #3
      Congrats! You will soon find that you never want to ride anything else!!


      • #4
        Cute, cute, cute! Best of luck with her!


        • #5
          Congratulations!!! Perfect age and a beauty! I love the picture of her peeking around the tree.


          • #6
            Wow. I hope that she inherited the durability of her dam side grandpa, Caveat. 70 starts and 50% of them in the money. So much for the breeding of 'throwaway' TBs!


            • Original Poster

              She had NO starts. Too slow in her initial training I guess!

              She's just a hair under 16 hands. How much have you seen a TB grow from a three year old to full grown and how long did it take? (this might warrant a whole seperate thread!). I had a QH grow an inch in her 5th year which I thought was impressive.
              Hillside Haven Farm
              From starting gate to start box!


              • Original Poster


                I'm hoping so too! That's actually one line she shares with my other mare who is a SUPER sound old gal with a really high pain tolerance.
                Hillside Haven Farm
                From starting gate to start box!


                • #9
                  "smile a lot can let us ride happy,it is good thing"

                  My CANTER blog.


                  • #10
                    I got my OTTB off the track a week after he turned 3. He was 15.2. I have had him 7 years now, and he is still a whopping 15.2 The little ones are a blast-- he is a super fun ride because he is so compact, and he still has a ton of scope. She looks like doll! Have fun!


                    • #11
                      She's lovely; best of luck with her .


                      • #12
                        She's a lucky girl.
                        Thoroughbred Training and Sales


                        • #13
                          Originally posted by LKF View Post
                          She's a lucky girl.
                          and beautiful!!!!

                          best of luck to both of you.

                          Growth? one of my first OTTB's was a majestic 15.2 when I got him off the track at 3 and when he died, aged 32, Rhett was still 15.2. But a very big horse all the same.
                          Another one who was 16.2 at the end of his 3 yr old year, grew to a 'good' 17h.
                          I ended up buying his dam, and it turns out all of her foals were slow to reach their mature height, continuing to grow 1-2" after their 3 yr old measurement.
                          A Fine Romance. April 1991 - June 2016. Loved forever.