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Racehorse pedigree/confo

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  • Racehorse pedigree/confo

    I'm doing my best to learn what I can about pedigree and conformation of the racehorse and how it translates into new careers when they're off the track. What do you see - pedigree-wise and conformation-wise - when you look at my boy?

    Photo 1

    1 month off the track

    About 5 months of the track

    5 mos - still looking skinny

    Pedigree (Take Me Out - That's Ravishing, by Big Spruce)

    I don't see any Raise a Native, Northern Dancer, or Native Dancer. There's 5x5 Princequillo on his dam's side, and Princequillo in the 6th on the top side. How much influence does inbreeding that far back actually have on a horse? Also Tom Rolfe and Hail to Reason inbreeding. I know Tom Rolfe was a classic winner, Big Spruce and Cure the Blues were gr 1 winners, but I don't know anything about their offspring.

    I don't really want to post this in the eventing, H/J, or dressage forums because there are no set plans for him.

  • #2
    I knew Take Me Out well! I have some of his tail hairs (I was 15 and staying at the farm he was taking a break at, lol, he was a celebrity to me) and lots of pictures of him...he was a big, pretty horse and very kind. He ran a good 2nd to Fly so Free in the BC Juvenile


    • #3
      How is he doing physically? In most of these photos, he looks to be standing a bit under himself, as though he still has some pain. Maybe around the lumbosacral joint? Have you had a chiro out for him? This is just an impression I'm getting of him.

      His legs look quite good for a horse with 74 starts!


      • Original Poster

        Originally posted by Lamb Chop View Post
        How is he doing physically? In most of these photos, he looks to be standing a bit under himself, as though he still has some pain. Maybe around the lumbosacral joint? Have you had a chiro out for him? This is just an impression I'm getting of him.

        His legs look quite good for a horse with 74 starts!
        Those photos range from May 09 - Oct 09. He had about 4-5 months of regular chiro/laser/magnet therapies which helped significantly. He was very stiff in the neck and off in the pelvic area, like you said. IIRC, the chiro said his pelvis was tilted and his hips were uneven. I had the chiro out a few months after we stopped with the regular treatments, and the therapist said he held all of his adjustments well.


        • #5
          Oh, that's great! He is a lucky guy to have ended up in your care.


          • #6
            I remember him very well while I was @ NYRA..his 3 & 4 yo seasons. Scotty is a good man, he always does right by his horses, but the pink overload in his barn was just toooo much. Another fave of mine during that time, Scooty, was the only horse that looked good with all that pink tack, cuz it blended well with his pinkish hue.. :-), especially after he came back from an early gallop with the kid rockin those club flashing necklaces, because as Scotty said, "They help u spot em in the dark"....

            Best of luck with Pay Attention! Its nice to see him spoiled rotten!!!!!!!


            • #7
              I would like to see how he moves. I am no expert, but the way his neck is set and his uphill build make him look suited to dressage or jumpers.

              How tall is he? He looks gorgeous.
              2012 goal: learn to ride like a Barn Rat

              A helmet saved my life.


              • Original Poster

                Originally posted by TheHorseProblem View Post
                I would like to see how he moves. I am no expert, but the way his neck is set and his uphill build make him look suited to dressage or jumpers.

                How tall is he? He looks gorgeous.
                I'd eventually love to see him doing dressage. He is 16.2 hh.