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For a new off-the-track Thoroughbred owner there are lots of "Firsts". First Ride, First Show, First Canter or even their First Success Story posted to this site. If you are wondering what it is like to own and ride your own OTTB, read these stories from our buyers about their "Firsts". 

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Wise Young Sage – SOLD! June 2009

Jun 2, 2009

OTTB Wise Young Sage has been sold to Mimi Falb of San Antonio, Texas. He will begin his second career as an event horse.

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Da’boys – Chilletecaux and Dakota Spirit Check In

Sep 2, 2009

Jane Chance starts training her two new off-the-track Thoroughbreds Chilletecaux and Dakota Spirit for eventing.

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Lovely Weather – Lovely Thoroughbreds!

Oct 11, 2009

This weather is so wonderful! The boyz (Chilletecaux and Dakota Spirit) have been doing so well. Nancy (the older Ms. Lane) came out to watch both horses go which is great for me given she is such a good ground person. She reminded me not to let Chille get me leading with my body, to keep open to help him stay slower. So easy without someone on the ground and she has such a good eye.

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The Newest “A Team” – Allegiant and Amanda

Jul 1, 2009

Allegiant is doing fantastic!! She is settling in great. Her pasture buddy is a 25 year old 13hh pony mare. But, right across the fence, she can also hang out with three geldings.

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No Bouncing on the Trail Ride

Oct 1, 2010

Bounced did well on a 9/25 trail ride in the Flint Creek area of eastern Oklahoma, hopefully the first of a few warm-ups for the Hunter Pace in November. He has been working nicely in open pasture at home, but this was his first off-campus experience since coming to Oklahoma. He went willingly, straight in…

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Water Jumps and Logs – No Problem!

Oct 11, 2010

Antioch learns to jump cross-country fences.

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Barbo and Erica Thrilled with First Jump – and Their Close Partnership

Oct 20, 2008

This is long overdue, but I wanted to say “thank you,” Elizabeth and Barry, for helping me make one of my childhood dreams come true.  Ever since I can remember I have dreamed of having a horse and hoped that one day it would be fulfilled. You have no idea how happy, excited, and thrilled I am…

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Show and Tell with the Bank President

Nov 7, 2009

Banker and I have had our first ride which was fun and interesting. It feels like a long way up when you sit on him, thankfully I stayed up there = ). He took the first few minutes to show me what a “feel good” horse he is and I showed him that its not my first time. After the “show and tell” time we settled into a nice trotting circle. That is pretty much all we’ve been able to do as he is still recovering and I don’t want to push it with him.

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Gold’s Anatomy – Ready Set Show!

May 21, 2009

Former race horse, Gold’s Anatomy is coming along really nicely and we are taking him to his first local schooling show the end of this month – less than two months off-the-track!

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First Lesson on Antioch

Apr 1, 2010

Off-the-Track Thoroughbreds are easy to train but it sometimes helps to have someone coaching and encouraging you. Too often all you get is criticism because of peoples’ lack of knowledge about ex-race horses.

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OTTB “Manages” Just Fine at His New Home

Apr 26, 2009

OTTB Manager Boire relaxed at his new home and laearning his new name “Ramone”
OTTB Manager Boire relaxed at his new home and learning his new name “Ramone”

My kids have renamed Manager Boire “Ramone”. He has settled in fine and has gone out on few rides with no trouble.

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Breaking Free one week off-the-track

One Week Update for “Freeby”

Apr 26, 2013

Breaking Free aka “Freeby” has come along so quickly already. He is straighter, more confirmed in the connection, and the canter improves each ride in terms of balance and we almost have a proper transition already. He is also hacking out and trotting ground poles and exercises in my field at home.

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