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 http://www.pedigreequery.com/rozzy+ridge
Did your OTTB race? Yes, he did race, with 15 starts and slightly over 13000 won. He certainly wasn’t spectacular at it but he’s plenty fast for me when racing down the beach.
What do you do now with them? Now, he is semi-retired. I purchased him for $600 as a project when he was eleven, sold him, and purchased him back at fourteen. When I got him back he had a career as a low level eventer before being leased to a young girl for her to learn how to ride. He is currently 21 and lives a charming life getting lots of cookies and kisses along with the occasional trail ride.
If your OTTB was a musician, who would they be? Umm…that’s a hard one. I don’t think he would be a musician. He’s too cranky and values his privacy. hahaha
Your OTTB is on a desert horsey island. He/she can bring three items – what are they? His personal servant (aka me), cookies, and hay!
Your OTTB is deathly afraid of… having his hoof soaked!
Your OTTB is really brave about… jumping and water crossings
If your OTTB could change one thing about his environment or training, what would it be? He’d love to be out on pasture 24×7, other than that his life is pretty ideal.
How would your OTTB introduce themselves to a new herd of horses? He wouldn’t. He’d ignore everyone and go right to eating. Who needs friends when you have food?
And finally, your OTTB makes you proud every day because… he greets me with a whinny ever single time I he sees me. He’s so charming and I have been blessed to have him in my life.
Want to submit your OTTB to be featured on this blog? e-mail me answers to this set of interview questions and some pictures to be featured, and maybe next time you check She Moved to Texas your horse will be featured as the OTTB Spotlight of the week!