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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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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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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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