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How to Acquire an Off-Track Thoroughbred

You've heard all about how Thoroughbreds are the ultimate versatile athlete that can excel in multiple disciplines, you've done your research and made your budget, and you can't wait to start working with your very own. But how do you go about acquiring a retiring racehorse? Here's a helpful guide.

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The Laws of Probability

By: Boyd Martin

Spring 2018 issue of Off-Track Thoroughbred Magazine

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Over the years, many young riders have come to me looking for advice on accomplishing their lifelong dreams of competing at their first CCI****.

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Making A Living With Thoroughbred Makeovers

Our friend Bernie Traurig posted this after speaking on a panel with this title at the 2015 Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium. It was a fantastic presentation.

November 12, 2015
By: Bernie Trauig
Click here to link to the original post at EquestrainCoachBlog.com

Can we make a living dealing in Thoroughbreds?

Maybe don’t give up your day job quite yet. We are still in a developmental stage of creating demand, awareness of their qualities as sport horses, and increasing our horsemanship skills in selecting and training them.

Although the supply outweighs the demand, the lack of dealers makes the evaluation process challenging.

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  1. “The Best Horse I’ve Ever Owned”—The True Story of George Morris and The Jones Boy - Excerpt from UNRELENTING by George H. Morris
  2. Horse Shopping: Rules to Buy (and Not Buy) - Excerpt from Collective Remarks by FEI/USEF Dressage Judge Anne Gribbons
  3. Assessing Eventing Candidates - Excerpt from Modern Eventing with Phillip Dutton
  4. Makeover Trainer Talk: Where to Find Your Next OTTB
  5. Six simple rules to buying your next thoroughbred
  6. Evaluating Horse Conformation – A Compilation of Our Favorite Resources
  7. Buying an OTTB: Looking beyond the ribs and lack of topline
  8. Can You Tell An Upper Level Event Prospect?
  9. Pedigree Analysis: Is Bigger Always Better?
  10. Emily Daignault: Tips for Buying at the Track
  11. Follow the Line: Popular Thoroughbred Sires in Sport Horses
  12. Mz. Manners Guide to Racetrack Etiquette
  13. Finding Your Next OTTB, Part 3: Planning Ahead
  14. Finding Your Next OTTB, Part 2: Be Smart at the Track
  15. Finding Your Next OTTB, Part 1: Is Shopping At the Track Right For You?
  16. How to Read a Horse's Lip Tattoo
  17. Evention TV Presents: What to Look for in an OTTB
  18. Bloodline Bragging: Storm Cat
  19. Sources of Stamina
  20. Even Mark Todd Can Be Led Astray-Thoroughbred Bloodlines in Warmbloods
  21. Bloodline Bragging: Not For Love
  22. OTTB Selection with Colleen Rutledge
  23. You're Going to Use that Thoroughbred for What?-Jackie Harris
  24. You're Going to Use that Thoroughbred for What?-Patrick King
  25. "You're Going to Use That Thoroughbred for What?-Lara Knight
  26. "You're Going to Use That Thoroughbred for What?-Jessica Bortner-Harris
  27. "You're Going to Use That Thoroughbred for What?-Steuart Pittman
  28. Who Was Your OTTB in a Past Life: Reckless Capote
  29. Bloodline Bragging: Unbridled
  30. Bloodline Bragging: Blushing Groom
  31. Bloodline Bragging: El Prado

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