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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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OTTB Spotlight – Henry

OTTB Spotlight – Henry

He’s hunky… he’s dashing… he’s All In‘s Henry as this week’s OTTB Spotlight! What is his registered name?  House of Fortuny Lineage?  His dad is Atticus and mom is Mitzi. His great great grandpa is Secretariat 🙂 Did your OTTB race? If so, how’d they do? Yes and he was way to slow! What do you do now with him? Hunters If your OTTB was a musician, who would they be? Ummm not sure, how about an actor? I love…

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OTTB Spotlight – Keller

OTTB Spotlight – Keller

Keller is a horse at my current barn, and the kind of school horse everyone should have the pleasure of riding as their learn the finer points of horsemanship   He is safe, but not easy.  For an upper level rider, he can do the step and jump 2’6″ – 2’9″ with his special school horse version of flying changes but he can also step down for dead beginners to just jog politely around the arena.  Basically, he breaks the OTTBs are crazy…

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OTTB Spotlight – Carlos

OTTB Spotlight – Carlos

OTTBs can make excellent hunter/jumpers, but we usually hear about them being stars in eventing – especially in the blogging world.  That’s part of what makes L. Williams’ Carlos at Viva Carlos so special.  He’s an opinionated OTTB that has success in the hunter, jumper, and equitation ring and egads of personality to boot! What is his/her registered name? Ugh.. do I have to. It’s so ugly… Senor Prospector D: Lineage? His family tree is full of assholes.. Mr. Prospector…

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OTTB Spotlight – Viper

OTTB Spotlight – Viper

I’d like to introduce a new segment over here simply called the OTTB Spotlight!  I bet you could connect the dots based on the name alone, but I will be featuring different former track horses on this blog and what they’re doing in their current life.  Besides, who doesn’t love a good ‘ol OTTB? Today’s spotlight is Viper, who you may recognize from some of my blog posts around here.  Viper is owned by an adult amateur at my barn, and…

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