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  1. J_sarahd

    Retraining ex-racers thread

    She’s only trained. Apparently too slow, which I can believe! Love being part of the ex racer club
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    Retraining ex-racers thread

    He’s gorgeous! After getting my own ex racer (albeit 2 days ago) I’m really interested in other people’s journeys! So I will be watching this thread!!
  3. J_sarahd

    Third Time Lucky

    Thought so and knew it was just me overstressing. Yeah the plan for the next few weeks is to keep her in a routine and do very simple things with her like grooming, introducing to hose, fly spray etc and then working in hand in the school.
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    Third Time Lucky

    Thanks everyone. Some lovely names suggested!! We had a bit of a pamper session today but she really stresses when other horses leave her. She does settle in time but the first 5/10 minutes of them leaving she is not happy. Is it just a case of it should get better with keeping her in a...
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    Third Time Lucky

    I am so excited to introduce this little lady. This is Nova, she’s a 15.2 3 year old Thoroughbred. She is quite honestly the calmest mare I have ever met in my life. I tried her on Monday and instantly fell in love with how calm she is, especially for a 3 year old TB. I know she will...
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    Weekend plans?

    I’m picking up something very special and exciting tomorrow. I’ll do a thread about it when it’s safely in my “possession” but I feel like a child at Christmas
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    An early "Next weekend" thread - a hot one!

    My boy is off to his loan home on Sunday. I am absolutely heartbroken, especially as he has been going incredibly recently, but it’s the best thing for both of us. He really is a special boy. And I’m just glad it’s not a proper goodbye like it would be if I sold him. We are having a last cross...
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    Is this a red flag in a youngster?

    I am in Leicestershire but happy to travel. Just had a look at the mare seems nice! Thanks!
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    Is this a red flag in a youngster?

    Can you PM me some details please?
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    Is this a red flag in a youngster?

    Of course! 14.3-16hh 3-7 years old Preferably mare but happy for gelding Don’t mind forward and quirky, just not crazy or dangerous Backed but don’t mind lightly backed Long term aim is to event up to BE100 (if I’m ever brave enough) but I understand that anything with proven potential is out...
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    Is this a red flag in a youngster?

    I am genuinely tempted by the Irish market as they do have some nice things. Buying unseen scares me a bit and I’m not sure where to even look
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    Is this a red flag in a youngster?

    Very true. You’re right - there’s not a lot in my budget but there’s at least sound horses in my budget
  13. J_sarahd

    Is this a red flag in a youngster?

    Oh yes it is common sense to be selective of the ground. I just mean I would have to be even more selective. A few of the training courses near us have all weather take off and landing, which I presume would make her lame…
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    Is this a red flag in a youngster?

    Me too, which is why I need to likes of my trainer and this forum to keep me on the straight and narrow and not buy something totally broken Another very experienced friend said something I hadn’t thought of that is very true - even if she comes sound in a few weeks, I will always have to be...
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    Is this a red flag in a youngster?

    2/10 on the road and then 3/10 on a circle on soft surface with affected foot on inside and 4/10 with said foot on outside
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    Is this a red flag in a youngster?

    Would people 100% walk away then? I’ve been offered for the seller to keep hold of her for a few weeks and then revet or to negotiate a reduced price.
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    Is this a red flag in a youngster?

    The seller said that she’s spoken to the trainer and they said she’s never had colic surgery
  18. J_sarahd

    Is this a red flag in a youngster?

    Yeah I’ve enquired about a few on there. Some very nice looking ones
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    Is this a red flag in a youngster?

    No not just thoroughbreds but my budget is very small (up to around £4.5k) as I loaned not sold my current gelding. It’s obviously just mainly TBs as I’m looking for around 15.2hh, young and sporty. I’m half tempted to fly to Ireland to find one out there!
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    Is this a red flag in a youngster?

    I have spoken to the seller and she thinks that the mare is lame due to her turning her out in a “rutted field full of debris” and the mare had a bit of a gallop around. Not sure why you would turn a horse out in a field like that before they’re due to be vetted as I think most horses would be...
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    Is this a red flag in a youngster?

    Not the news I wanted to be posting but she’s just had the vetting and was 3/10ths lame on one of her front feet (can’t remember which one she said) on a circle. The vet said it’s likely a bruised sole but obviously can’t say for certain that it will get better with time off. She also said she...
  22. J_sarahd

    Is this a red flag in a youngster?

    Yes so she was in training for a few months, destined to be a flat racer but apparently she was too slow and needed to strengthen up so they didn’t carry on with her. I’ve got all the time in the world to get her (or any horse) stronger and fitter. I’ve got my fingers crossed that she passes but...
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    Is this a red flag in a youngster?

    Thank you!! Will update when she’s had the vetting - hopefully with good news!
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    Is this a red flag in a youngster?

    Yes she is getting vetted and I have already told them about the lump. I will also mention the findings of the physio when they ring me before the vetting. She was nice to ride - just green and unbalanced; very much expected to be honest. The canter was good and no issues in the transition or in...
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    Is this a red flag in a youngster?

    She is reasonably priced and she is pretty much what I have been looking for.
  26. J_sarahd

    Is this a red flag in a youngster?

    Yes, she works with racehorses and also sells ex racers, so she knows a fair amount about them.
  27. J_sarahd

    Is this a red flag in a youngster?

    I assume quite small but not fly bite size. I didn’t notice and can’t really notice it on a side view photo I took of her condition
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    Is this a red flag in a youngster?

    She says, even on her selling page, that all horses have a full MOT before they go which includes physio. Looking back on old messages, this is the first time she’d been seen by the physio.
  29. J_sarahd

    Is this a red flag in a youngster?

    Her feet are good now but the seller did say she had bad feet when coming out of training. I had a look at them and they all look fine to me (obviously no expert but nothing glaringly obvious). She just has no muscle more than anything. She was also very unbalanced. Just weak in a baby way I suppose
  30. J_sarahd

    Is this a red flag in a youngster?

    She left training in Feb/March time, then was left to rest for a bit and then came back into work in the last few weeks.
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