First OTTB Success Stories for

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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Atlantic Ridge and new mom Salisa

Riding Ridge

Feb 28, 2012

It has been two months since I moved Ridge to another barn, and I wanted to let you know that Ridge and I are doing great! My new barn is also located next to a lot of trails, so I am able to do trail rides with my daughter. Ridge seems to enjoy them!

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Tax Hike - Thoroughbred sold by Bits & Bytes Farm

Take a “Taxi” to School

Feb 14, 2011

Tax Hike was awesome at the show. It was her first time in this environment and she was very well behaved. Cait’s been taking lessons at our place or across the street once a week but opted to go to the show without any coaching. She has so much confidence in this horse. Anyway, they were an awesome pair, did fabulous and had a ball. They got a first and a third.

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Love at First Meeting!

Feb 18, 2009

….I didn’t even quite realize who was over in that pasture, until Barry said “now Aly….stays over in this pasture” and I just about exploded in a scream, I don’t think words can describe what happens when you feel the soft muzzle of an Aly BaYboy for the first time, I felt so quiet when I first touched him, I think its because such feelings, just can’t be expressed, that’s all there is to it.

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Riding Triple Lindy in the Single Digits

Jan 8, 2010

It had been three years since Anne had ridden when she got on her newly off-the-track Thoroughbred filly – Triple Lindy. It was nice to be able to sit in a saddle and hold the reins and just enjoy the ride and the view from above!

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“Marvin’s” First Ride – Me Tru(ly) Wonderful

Oct 20, 2009

I am totally, completely, crazily in love with Me Tru (aka Marvin). He is everything that Becky said he was…and so much more.

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Bounced is OK in OK

Feb 20, 2010

Just wanted to let you know all is well. He’s put on a little weight, is very shiny, and bright-eyed. I really enjoyed the lesson. We worked on some lungeing and then walk-trot-canter circles and bending. Bounced warmed up after a while and showed off his potential. I really think he will be a wonderful…

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First Taxi Ride!

Oct 12, 2010

Taxi had an awesome day. It’s amazing how fast she learns. She’s getting a double whammy of the no tolerance policy between Caitlin and Pepper.

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Barnwoodbo aka Bo has a “Purr-fect” First Ride

Sep 21, 2008

Thought I would let you know how we made out with Bo. I ran up on Friday morning to get him from the training center without my daughter because the window of opportunity was small. Now I have bought horses from pictures before but this is the first time the horse has looked better than…

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OTTB - Breaking Free in Georgia!

Breaking Free in Georgia!

Apr 19, 2013

Our Prospect Horse Breaking Free aka “Freeby” has made it to his new home in Good Hope, GA just outside of Atlanta to his new mom is Kerry Tracey.

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Crowd Catcher shows off her new clothes

Crowd Catcher is a Clothes Horse!

Feb 9, 2012

Crowd Catcher is sporting her new wool cooling blanket and having a carrot treat for her great performance under saddle.

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A+ on First Ride for OTTB Leader Board aka “LeeBo”

Sep 30, 2008

Here is a picture we took the day he arrived at the farm. “LeeBo” started training today and he did Great! Victor, the trainer, gave him an A+ today! He was so quiet and didn’t seem to care about much. We took him to the ring with the jumps and he barely even looked at…

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Easy Going Thoroughbred Scores Big with New Family

Apr 9, 2009

Goldie is doing great, and we just love him. Everyone from the shipper to the farrier say they are impressed with how easy going he is. Laura has ridden him several times already and he was just a dream, talk about a stride!

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