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    Can people post their before and after OTTB traing photos

    I am just hoping to get some inspiration for my ottb. We are just starting out the re-training process and would love to see some before training and after the training process.
    Last edited by bluecharm7; Jun. 11, 2013, 06:17 PM.

    #2
    This blog post has a before and after photo of my OTTB.
    http://equineink.com/2013/05/22/building-topline/
    Equine Ink - My soapbox for equestrian writings & reviews.
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      #3
      Originally posted by Bogie View Post
      This blog post has a before and after photo of my OTTB.
      http://equineink.com/2013/05/22/building-topline/
      What an interesting post!! I read every word. Looking forward to muscular Sheldon pics in the future.

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        #4
        Before:
        http://i840.photobucket.com/albums/z...ibble/fox1.jpg

        Mid Training:
        http://i840.photobucket.com/albums/z...7134016791.jpg
        yes I have bought and have been given permission to post this online.

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          #5
          Originally posted by annaelizabeth View Post
          Before:
          http://i840.photobucket.com/albums/z...ibble/fox1.jpg

          Mid Training:
          http://i840.photobucket.com/albums/z...7134016791.jpg
          yes I have bought and have been given permission to post this online.
          WOW!
          "Punch him in the wiener. Then leave." AffirmedHope

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            #6
            I woul if I wasn't still struggling with mine 3 years later...



            I would not inspire you

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              #7
              I can give you before and after videos.

              3 days after he came off the track, Jan 2012

              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJVWSr0_vvY

              This past weekend with my student in the 2'7" stakes class:

              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dri32DcutM

              And this past weekend with me doing the 1.10 meter:

              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mnnyrdsawsc


              Oh and he's 5 this year! :-)

              Emily
              "Courage is not the absence of fear but rather the judgment that something is more important than fear. The brave may not live forever but the cautious do not live at all." ~2001 The Princess Diaries

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                #9
                How about a really before picture?


                http://s75.photobucket.com/albums/i3...4f178ff5a2.jpg


                This spring. His rider started jumping him in September, he's making awesome progess

                http://s75.photobucket.com/albums/i3...f1312f188f.jpg

                http://s75.photobucket.com/albums/i3...3fdc290676.jpg

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                  #10
                  Originally posted by CindyCRNA View Post
                  WOW!
                  Thank you he came a long way from when I first got him.

                  as to the OP, its a long and sometimes torturous process but amazing to look back on. I've started keeping a training diary/journal thing. Once a week or more I write a little entry with what training I am doing and how its going. Reading back on that is great. You often forget just how far you have progressed so it really is lovely to read back on. Especially after a tough show.

                  Xcrtygirl, looks like you two have an exciting future ahead

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                    #11
                    Before: http://i42.tinypic.com/30iyele.jpg (clearly, this fatty was not right off the track. He was "before" to be though).

                    After:
                    http://i40.tinypic.com/akzuol.jpg (3'6 A/O)
                    http://i39.tinypic.com/546oee.jpg (3' A/A)

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                      #12
                      Originally posted by Xctrygirl View Post
                      I can give you before and after videos.

                      3 days after he came off the track, Jan 2012

                      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJVWSr0_vvY

                      This past weekend with my student in the 2'7" stakes class:

                      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dri32DcutM

                      And this past weekend with me doing the 1.10 meter:

                      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mnnyrdsawsc


                      Oh and he's 5 this year! :-)

                      Emily
                      I'm sorry but why would your 'goal/ride plan/whatever' for your horses third ride after coming off the track be to aimlessly trot around over cross rails? I see no value in this. Your horse is so tucked up and confused looking in the video. I feel bad for him.

                      And he's only 5 this year? I won't even comment on the other videos. He does look like a saint though.

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                        #13
                        Here are some old ones of my jumper when he was four and about four months off the track, and then when he was six or seven (he had just gotten sprayed off so his coat looked weird). I lost him two years ago very unexpectedly when he was only nine- he was a jerk but he turned into an incredibly handsome guy with proper work.

                        http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a2...oct05three.jpg

                        http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a2...e/CIMG0269.jpg
                        You can take a line and say it isn't straight- but that won't change its shape. Jets to Brazil

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                          #14
                          Before:
                          http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b2...ps007b28fd.jpg
                          After:
                          http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b2...psfde17c03.jpg
                          http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b2...psb0fb330c.jpg

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                            #15
                            Originally posted by bM View Post
                            I'm sorry but why would your 'goal/ride plan/whatever' for your horses third ride after coming off the track be to aimlessly trot around over cross rails? I see no value in this. Your horse is so tucked up and confused looking in the video. I feel bad for him.

                            And he's only 5 this year? I won't even comment on the other videos. He does look like a saint though.
                            Ok well since you asked I will tell you. Here's my game plan. Since I worked on the track for many years and have had nothing but Tb's and OTTB's my system has been to transfer their knowledge of a work routine into our system of a work routine.

                            Petey knew a daily life where he was fed, groomed and ridden daily then returned to his barn, walked and fed again.

                            In my system he was introduced to the same thing, only 3-4 days a week in place of 6 days a week for the first 6 months. In his first two months he would work 3-4 days and have 4-6 days off, work more, and off again. This was to allow his body to untuck. None of my rides were for more than 30 mins. And always we let his progress be guided by how he took things in stride.

                            I didn't ride him "aimlessly" over cross rails. I let him decide, on a loopy rein, if he wanted to step over them. He did. As to the confusion, it was a new place, task, time of day and of course he would look confused. But he was willing and not fearful. If he had not been willing we wouldn't have pressed the issue. Ditto if he had been fearful.

                            OTTB's in their first few days/months off the track can look confused, as you would if immersed in a new place. That doesn't mean they don't like it or are in any way treated badly.

                            Petey has and I believe always will be a saint. My student took the ride on him when I offered at the time a few weeks ago when her mare was degrading badly to EPM. (She was put down 4 days later) She had planned to go to the show anyway and had ridden Petey on occasions during the time I have owned him. I think for 2 weeks of riding together that they did very well together. I was exceedingly proud of both of them for doing their best in a short period of acclimation.

                            Petey has had his progression documented fully through my YouTube and his Facebook page: www.facebook.com/Peteycap Feel free to go peruse through those and you can see he has been treated with full respect and care and progressed.

                            I have a very long history with Tb's both at the track and as show horses. This is a horse I trained who is a very genuine horse and a successful jumper competitor, eventer, paper chase mount and ammy friendly horse. I appreciate that people do things differently so if you wouldn't handle a horse the same way I did that's fine. Good luck to you with your horses as well.

                            Emily
                            "Courage is not the absence of fear but rather the judgment that something is more important than fear. The brave may not live forever but the cautious do not live at all." ~2001 The Princess Diaries

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                              #16
                              Originally posted by bM View Post
                              I'm sorry but why would your 'goal/ride plan/whatever' for your horses third ride after coming off the track be to aimlessly trot around over cross rails? I see no value in this. Your horse is so tucked up and confused looking in the video. I feel bad for him.

                              And he's only 5 this year? I won't even comment on the other videos. He does look like a saint though.
                              Wow, your computer must have magic horse empathetic sensors. Because I have watched that first video three times now and am not seeing why you feel bad for him. Ok so he is a little confused over the jumps? So are most horses when they start jumping. "Oh ok, there is this colourful object in front of me and you want me to keep going straight. Well I'll just try this? Nope not quite, these long legs sure do get in the way sometimes. Maybe if I try picking up my feet a bit higher then I won't hit the jump. Hey that worked. Opps its a little futher away this time, Ok if that happens again I know to jump bigger."

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                                #17
                                I was my horse's exercise rider at the track for over a year before the owners gave him to me.. much like some of Emily's horses. I love him so!

                                Before (June 2012):
                                http://i1366.photobucket.com/albums/...ps09ffaef9.jpg


                                First horse show doing walk/trot and ground poles - he still had his aluminum shoes on (July 2012):


                                Horse show last weekend doing 3' A/A Hunters (June 2013):


                                Schooling at home (Feb 2013):
                                Last edited by GallopGirl; Jun. 12, 2013, 06:40 PM. Reason: Correct a link

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                                  #18
                                  WOW GG.... Hadn't seen pics in a while. He is looking AWESOME!!

                                  Way to go.



                                  Em
                                  "Courage is not the absence of fear but rather the judgment that something is more important than fear. The brave may not live forever but the cautious do not live at all." ~2001 The Princess Diaries

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                                    #19
                                    Thanks Em! Go clear out your private messages. Just tried to send you one and it said your mailbox was full. I know you're popular and all, but don't forget about the little people!

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                                      #20
                                      LMAO It's clear now. I am too popular. But honestly the clutter is stuff from Canter Horse queries and related race history translations.

                                      Em
                                      "Courage is not the absence of fear but rather the judgment that something is more important than fear. The brave may not live forever but the cautious do not live at all." ~2001 The Princess Diaries

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