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[RC] Ex-race Horses - Ridecamp Guest

Please Reply to: Samantha Thomson race100miles@xxxxxxxxx or 

I personally have ridden three ex-racehorses for the last four
years and my mom has been riding one for five years.

Our three mares are all average Arab size, about 14.2 and 14.3.
My gelding, however, is of the bigger, stouter type. They are
all, I have come to notice, very agile and quick on their
feet, especially the smaller ones. The mares are all very
hot-blooded and require an advanced rider, whereas the gelding
is a little more level headed and probably only needs an
intermediate rider. They all spend a lot of their time on the
morning of a race fighting to gallop, and are pretty
competitive. Of course, this racing mindset was what they were
specifically bred and trained for when younger, so this
probably comes as no suprise. I've also never had one of my
racehorses show reluctance to continue, though I know a lot of
horses are like this.

So, from my experiences, I would recommend an ex-racehorse, but
only for a rider that knows they can handle a bit of fire. :)

-Samantha, Lexi, and Tiki


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