Ebook for OTTB Owners!

What’s in the Book!

This Ebook is for you if you are:

  • Considering acquiring an off track Thoroughbred (OTTB)
  • You have owned horses but not an OTTB
  • You are new to owning horses
  • You are the parent of a child who wants you to acquire an OTTB for them to ride and show
  • You are getting back into horses and riding and thinking about acquiring an OTTB
  • Always wanted to know what life at the track is like for a Thoroughbred
  • You want realistic and non sugar coated answers to what’s really involved in bringing an OTTB home from the track
  • You are looking for knowledgeable and experienced advice on re-training and OTTB

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right now! When you purchase:

“How to Pick Out, Bring Home, and Train Up an Off Track Thoroughbred
for a Riding or Show Horse of Your Own”

as a digitally “downloadable” Ebook!

you can be reading this book in just a few quick clicks!
No need to wait for the mail or pay the high shipping costs of printed books

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This Ebook will give you the confidence to go to your local race track and know what to expect and how to proceed with contacting one of the OTTB rescue groups or the licensed racehorse trainers directly.

Just check out the extensive table of contents and you will quickly see what a valuable reference this Ebook will be for you.

Each aspect of the OTTB selection and re-homingprocess is covered with clear and relevant text. The many current images, taken from real life day to day activity in the barn will give you a thorough understanding of what life at the race track is like for an OTTB.

Armed with this knowledgeable, you will be better prepared to select a good one when you go to the track.

You will:

    • Know what to look for and how to get the most out of the short time you have to evaluate a prospective OTTB.
    • Have a list of questions to ask the Trainer and groom to help give you a better understanding of the horse’s attitude, work ethic, and soundness.
    • And most importantly, be able to understand what the answers to those questions will mean as they relate to your choice of OTTB.

 

And that’s just some of the information in Part 1 !!

Here’s what readers are saying about:

“How to Pick Out, Bring Home, and Train Up an Off Track Thoroughbred for a Riding or Show Horse of Your Own”

The content is excellent and the pictures really relate to the information! All the information is presented in a logical order offering experienced in site into what to expect when you bring home a Thoroughbred race horse.
Great Ebook!
C.Brewster-Keating
Finally Found It Farm
Aiken, SC

And you can get this valuable resource for a great introductory price for all three installments if you order now!!

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The complete 3 part information packed Ebook is being offered at a great low introductory price.

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Act now and learn what the professionals know about selecting, bringing home, and re-training one of Americas great natural resources,
the Off Track Thoroughbred Racehorse.

Need to know more?

Part 2 of this Ebook will give you answers you need to safely bring home an ex-racer and help your horse settle into a new life at your farm or barn.

Help and suggestions for all the issues listed below are written in a clear and straight forward explanation with real life images, along with what to look out for and what NOT to do.

This information is based on not just one or two OTTB’s, but on the Author’s 35 plus years of experience handling and re-training a multitude off track thoroughbreds.

Things to consider like:

  • Before you arrive at home – setting up the stall
  • First off the trailer – the first few minutes after you unload
  • Control and the Chain Lead shank
  • Rope Halters
  • The First Tour of the New Farm – how best to help your OTTB settle in
  • Stalls and Stabling
  • Vet and health issues when you get your OTTB home
  • Signs of Problems – what to look for to spot trouble
  • Grain and How Much to Feed – amounts, kinds of grain, schedule
  • Hay and Haynets
  • The Feed Schedule
  • Turn Out for the FIRST Time – SAFE introduction to turning out
  • Those ‘wide open spaces’ called turnout… A word of caution
  • Grass pasture

You get all this in just Part 2 alone!
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“How to Pick Out, Bring Home, and Train Up an Off Track Thoroughbred for a Riding or Show Horse of Your Own” Now!

There really is a lot of useful information in this Ebook. Your description of life at the race track is “right on” !
I highly recommend this resource to anyone considering an OTTB.

Velma Emery
Pembury House Farm
Sport Horse Breeders
Sutton, MA


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Still undecided?

Part 3 covers all the questions that come up when you take your new OTTB for the first rides.

You get the scoop on how race horses are handled by the grooms and ridden and trained at the track. This will give you a better understanding of what kind of behavior to expect when you ride your OTTB the first few times and the various ways to safely deal with it.

Clear explanations and pictures help you and your new OTTB progress from the first time mounting up to teaching the horse balance and pace control at the walk, trot, and canter. Then working in groups of horses, the first time out on the trail, and teaching the OTTB to jump are all covered in plain, easy to understand steps.

Part 3 of this Ebook is full of training exercises, suggestions for the right tack and bit to use, help for control and safe riding of fresh or nervous horses, and teaching the correct leads and how to get a balanced canter instead of a gallop.

The Author gives you benchmarks in your training process to help you know when to move up to the next level of difficulty. Tips on how to take your OTTB off the farm to his first horse show or other event, what to expect and how to handle most common situations that arise.

Information on:

  • How a racehorse is trained and handled – you need to know this!
  • A word about what OTTBs don’t know…
    • Saddle differences
    • Curb Bits
    • Bitless Bridles
    • Martingales
    • Spurs…
  • Mounting Up for the First Time – not from the ground!
  • The First Ride – keeping control of the situation
  • What to do if you go for a “Gallop”
  • Draw Reins – how to use them correctly for control
  • How they gallop at the track
  • Longeing
  • Rating the Flat Work
  • Half Halts and How to Do Them – finally, a clear explanation!
  • Getting the Bend
  • Adding Ground Poles and Cavalettii
  • The First Canter – how to set yourself up for success
  • Circles
  • Leads and Getting the ‘Right One’ – Tips on getting the difficult lead
  • Riding in Groups
  • The First Trail Rides – the best way to introduce an OTTB to trails
  • Teaching the OTTB to Jump
  • The First Horse Show or Competition – be prepared and enjoy it

All this for the great introductory price of just
$19.95!

Order your copy of

“How to Pick Out, Bring Home, and Train Up an Off Track Thoroughbred
for a Riding or Show Horse of Your Own”

You will also receive a link with your order so
you can print out your Ebook in PDF hard copy
format as well as the digital version!


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That’s like getting two copies for the price of one!

And because we believe this Ebook is one of the best OTTB resources out there, you can be assured that you will receive a no hassle
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for a full 60 days if you are not 100% satisfied!

Table of Contents

Part I    The INS and OUTS of going to the Race Track to Bring One Home

Introduction

 

  • The normal day at the track for a racehorse
    in training goes something like this …

 

    • Meeting and handing the prospective OTTB
    • The Jockey Club Tattoo and What it Tells You
    • What to Look for in the Barn
    • Handling the OTTB at the Track
    • What to Ask the Trainer and Groom
    • Mares vs. Geldings vs. Stallions
    • Pre Purchase Exam
    • Unsoundness vs. Blemishes
    • Recovery Time for Injuries

 

  • Testosterone
  • Bone Chips
  • Bowed Tendons
  • Ossletts
  • Splints
  • Bucked Shins
  • Getting the OTTB home from the track
  • Conclusion

 

 

Part I RESOURCES

PART II  Bringing Your OTTB Home

 

  • Before you arrive at home

 

    • First off the trailer
    • Control and the Chain Lead shank
    • Rope Halters
    • The First Tour of the New Farm
    • Stalls and Stabling
    • Vet and health issues when you get your OTTB home

 

  • Vaccinations:
  • Dentist:
  • Coming off hormones

 

    • Signs of Problems
    • Grain and How Much to Feed
    • Hay and Haynets
    • The Feed Schedule

 

  • Now, about those ‘wide open spaces’ called turnout… A word of caution:

 

    • Fly Spray
    • Cross Ties
    • Turn Out for the FIRST Time
    • Grass pasture
    • Fencing around the turn out area

 

  • Conclusion

 

Part II RESOURCES

PART III  The First Rides — What to Expect and How to Handle It

    • How he was trained and handled
    • So now a word about what OTTBs don’t  know
    • Cross Ties…
    • Lead Shanks…
    • Saddle differences
    • Curb Bits
    • Bitless Bridles
    • Martingales
    • Spurs…
    • Mounting Up for the First Time
    • A Word about Physical Fitness…
    • The First Ride
    • The Rider’s Lower Leg
    • What to do if you go for a “Gallop”
    • Draw Reins
    • How they gallop at the track
    • Longeing
    • Rating the Flat Work
    • Half Halts and How to Do Them
    • Getting the Bend
    • Adding Ground Poles and Cavalettii

 

  • The First Canter

 

    • Circles
    • Leads and Getting the Right One
    • Riding in Groups

 

  • The First Trail Rides
  • Teaching the OTTB to Jump

 

    • Adding Multiple Jumps
    • The First Horse Show or Competition

 

  • Conclusion

 

Part III RESOURCES

Thoroughbred Race Tracks in the USA

Below are the race tracks running in the USA with a link to each track’s web site. This is the first place to begin the search in your area for available OTTB’s.

Northeastern Tracks

Southeastern Tracks

Southwestern Tracks

Midwestern Tracks

Western Tracks