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The Throughbred Hunter

The Throughbred Hunter

In case you were wondering, the Thoroughbred hunter is not dead. These pictures are of a OTTB that showed in the hunters in San Antonio this past weekend. If you have deep pockets and want the most classically beautiful hunter I’ve seen in a while, he’s for sale. Someone buy him so I can read your blog about him. For now, I’ll just admire my pictures and hope I stumble on to one of these one day!

OTTB Spotlight – Bohemian

OTTB Spotlight – Bohemian

Should we just go ahead and re-name Saturday as OTTB Spotlight Saturday?  Well at least for today, we are.  Today I am featuring Bohemian from Eventing in Color.  He’s a neat horse with a neat owner and a neat story… so enjoy! What is his registered name? Jockey Club name is Bohemian Spirit. I kept “Bohemian” as our show name for registration with USEA. He goes by Bohemian or Hemie at the barn. Lineage? Not impressive to my (admittedly ill-informed)…

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OTTB Spotlight – Moe

OTTB Spotlight – Moe

Moe’s owner, Stephanie of Hand Gallop, sent his formal title – Moe Sillypants – in for today’s OTTB spotlight! What is his registered name? Richnfree Lineage? Richrichrich x Feelingfancyfree; Moe doesn’t have many interesting or fancy relatives. His sire’s sire, Rich Cream was fairly successful and set a new record for 7 furlongs at Hollywood Park. His most notable ancestor is Turn-To, a British-bred stallion who is found in the pedigrees of many successful Thoroughbred sporthorses. Turn-To is found 3…

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OTTB Spotlight – Bacon

OTTB Spotlight – Bacon

I know you’re probably expecting a show report… because the show did happen.  However, I’m a) still processing things and b) sick.  So hopefully tonight I’ll get a chance to get my thoughts together and write everything down, but until then here is a fabulous start to the return of the OTTB Spotlight! Today’s OTTB showcase has one of the most unique names I’ve heard for a mare… Bacon!  I secretly want her to get a barn mate called Pancake.  😉…

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Calling all OTTBs!

Calling all OTTBs!

For longtime readers, you will probably remember the OTTB Spotlight.  Essentially I featured different OTTBs each week by asking their owners to answer a set of interview questions. I loved this showcase, but sadly participation died off… However!  I’m hoping with a lot of new readers we can get a new crop of OTTBs here to feature.  Participating is super easy – first the interview questions: What is his registered name? Lineage? Did your OTTB race? What do you do…

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OTTB Spotlight – Sydney

OTTB Spotlight – Sydney

One of the most thoughtfully written blogs I read is Bakersfield Dressage. Karen is an amazingly diligent amateur dressage rider, but her introspection and dedication to dressage rivals some professionals I know. She also competes (and successfully!) with non-traditional dressage breeds, an adorable Arabian the star of today’s post… Sydney the OTTB! What is his registered name? The short answer is Pick a Card, but he’s not registered with the Jockey Club. Sydney is a New Zealand Thoroughbred which means…

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OTTB Spotlight – Bold Archer

OTTB Spotlight – Bold Archer

Whenever I read The Owls Approve, I am struck by two things. 1) Rebekah is really funny. 2) She love love loves Archie. It’s really nice to see a blog that isn’t 100% focused on showing and results, but just enjoying the partnership of a cool OTTB… and a cool OTTB is exactly what mister Bold Archer is! What is his/her registered name? The Bold Archer. (Okay, the “the” technically isn’t in there, but I feel it gives him more…

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OTTB Spotlight – Bobby Magee

OTTB Spotlight – Bobby Magee

Today’s OTTB Spotlight might have the most personality of any blog famous horse that I’ve read about. If you haven’t ever checked out Poor Woman Showing, it’s definitely worth a read! Carly’s hilarious commentary about Bobby’s trials and tribulations with eventing make me laugh constantly. What is his/her registered name? Mightybobbymagee. But there is nothing mighty about him except his attitude. And his ears. Lineage? Bobby is a “home bred”–a product of the breeding program at my alma mater. His sire is…

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OTTB Spotlight – Fiction

OTTB Spotlight – Fiction

It’s time for everyone’s favorite Tuesday feature… the OTTB Spotlight! Although, this is my last OTTB so unless I get some more submissions we shall have to end on this lovely horse, Fiction! Today we’re all about Hawk’s lovely OTTB, Fiction, from Forging Fiction. What is his/her registered name? GhostofaCharlie – I’m not a fan. Lineage? Direct parents are Bwana Charlie & GhostofaLady. He also has Native Dancer, Mr. Prospector, Halo, and some other stuff in there. You can view…

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OTTB Spotlight – Rozzy Ridge

OTTB Spotlight – Rozzy Ridge

Not many of us are lucky enough to have a single horse be such a lasting staple in our lives, but Alanna and her fantastic OTTB, Rozzy Ridge, have had many years of partnership together. I love seeing these two together – it puts the warm and fuzzies in me. What is his/her registered name? Rozzy Ridge Lineage?– I’m not a big thoroughbred pedigree person but he is a grandson of Seattle Slew. You can view his entire lineage at…

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OTTB Spotlight – Val

OTTB Spotlight – Val

We all know OTTBs have the reputation of being firecrackers that excel at events like eventing and jumpers, but today’s feature is a little more calm… and well, forward and straight! Val from Calm, Forward, and Straight is a super handsome OTTB. What is his/her registered name? Sinister WInd – a hateful name, but weirdly appropriate since we live on a hurricane prone island. Lineage? Buckpasser, Native Dancer, Tom Fool and Man O’ War through War Admiral. Sadly the nearest…

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OTTB Spotlight – Cuna

OTTB Spotlight – Cuna

I bet a lot of you have heard of today’s featured OTTB who his mom affectionately calls a “mean ass bastard horse.”  I don’t believe it for a minute though, and neither should you.  🙂  Cuna from SprinklerBandits is the kind of horse we all are lucky to have at least once in our lives… and to top it all off he’s an OTTB too! What is his/her registered name? His Jockey Club name is Acuna, but the USEF knows him as…

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