From racing to riding... the training diary of an off the track Standardbred

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Long Story Short

Long Story short - I ended up buying the young TB. Once we got him home it was evident that he had many behavioral issues, including charging at you with teeth baring and biting. He has bitten me a handful of times when he was in the stall and on the cross ties. He got my sister today in the paddock. A few days ago he bit my mom's face (she got a nice bruise) and he pushed her against the wall... as soon as he has a lead rope clipped onto him or once he is being worked he is an absolute saint. He is super calm undersaddle, w/t no problems and is quiet on the trails and on the road. He doesn't care if other horses are around him and gets along great with our guys in turnout. If anyone has any advice on correcting this aggressive behavior, please email me at I have been in contact with two trainers already and am working closely with one but am curious to see what others have to say/have experienced. If he does not turn out to be safe enough to be around in a few months I will have to sell him unfortunately. My family and my own safety are more important than a nice horse undersaddle.