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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 – Skye

OTTB Spotlight – Skye

Today I’m happy to bring you a super cute, versatile OTTB… Skye! Skye is owned by Courtney, an awesome blog reader. 🙂 Let’s learn more about him! What is his registered name? Elsberry (Barn name Skye, showed as “Skye’s the Limit”). He got the name Skye because when we trailered him home from the sale barn there was a gorgeous sunset sky for most of the ride home. Lineage? Sire: That’s a Nice, Dam: Hugit Tuff (nothing famous) Did your OTTB…

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OTTB Spotlight – Loki

OTTB Spotlight – Loki

Today’s OTTB Spotlight has one of my favorite blog names since it’s both her horse’s name and good advice for life … Keep it Low Key! She’s moving right now, and anyone who’s made a major move knows how stressful that can be with a horse. Hopefully this spotlight on her awesome OTTB, Loki, will bring a smile to her face. What is his registered name? Too Many Whyz (jockey club) Keep It Low Key (USEA) Barn name: Loki Lineage? You…

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The Case for the OTTB

The Case for the OTTB

I admire blogger’s who puts controversial topics out there, because it’s something I do myself a lot.  I also respect the following blog, but I really disagree with the case against the OTTB from Sprinkler Bandit last week. Now before I write my rebuttal, I want to place a few caveats to the following. A) I have potentially the world’s safest OTTB.  I admit this.  I am no star rider, and Simon makes up for my flaws in so many ways….

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OTTB Spotlight – Courage

OTTB Spotlight – Courage

It’s been a while since I’ve done an OTTB Spotlight, and I thought it was fitting to showcase Courage from SprinklerBandits since I got to be in her Ammy Hour feature recently 🙂  Plus, Courage is a super cool guy who’s progressing in leaps and bounds. What is his registered name? The Jockey Club knows him as Absolute Courage, which is pretty much the most kick ass show name since I don’t know, Man O’ War? Since the latter never showed,…

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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 – Marley

OTTB Spotlight – Marley

All Thoroughbreds are cool, but it’s pretty much a fact that North Carolina and Texas Thoroughbreds are the coolest!  Okay… I may be a little biast there, but today’s awesome OTTB comes from my former NCSU Equestrian teammate Bette.  Meet her pretty mare, Marley 🙂 What is her registered name? Cool Marlene Lineage? Finn McCool x Mean Marlene (Citidancer)- She does have some fun names in her pedigree- Secretariat, Native Dancer, Northern Dancer, and Storm Cat- of course these are…

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OTTB Spotlight – Riley

OTTB Spotlight – Riley

Time for our favorite off the track feature!  Even though Life of Riley is on a bit of a hiatus at the moment, her adorable OTTB still gets a feature today.  Let’s learn more about Riley 🙂 What is his registered name? Women No Easy, 2009 Chestnut Gelding. (I HAD to give him an Irish name since, I’m an irish citizen and he was foaled on St. Patrick’s Day!) Lineage? He’s an AP Indy Grandbaby, by Golden Missile out of…

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OTTB Spotlight – George

OTTB Spotlight – George

Today Kari from Good Time to Review writes about her OTTB, George! He is currently living with me in North Dakota. I adopted him last May from a ranch in Western North Dakota that owned by the track vet at the racetrack in Minnesota. He has 4,000 acres of pasture for his 65 plus “foster” OTTBs that he has staying at his ranch. They go from lavish pampered lifestlyes to getting the whole “being a real wild horse out on…

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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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