[Raffle][Ends 2/27] OTTBA's Thoroughbred Makeover #1 Feb 22, 2020 23:19:07 GMT -6 Alexa la Coupe, Eowyn Vance, and 5 more like this
Post by Clementine Laake on Feb 22, 2020 23:19:07 GMT -6
[Feb 23 - Feb 27]
About The Thoroughbred Makeover
Every horse deserves a second chance. The Thoroughbreds we pull from the tracks have finished their racing careers (some better than others) and are ready for their next adventure! For the sake of Cavaletti, all pulled Thoroughbreds will be over the age of four and thus can participate in shows. New owners will be responsible for rehabbing and retraining these babies for their forever home!
How It Works
If you wish to participate, there are some things to know first.
1. Enter the raffle for the horse.
2. Retrain the horse in whatever discipline you choose (Big 3, western, trick riding, whatever you want!)
3. Show your Thoroughbred in an OTTBA show!
4. OTTBA will hold a final makeover show, it is not a requirement to participate, but strongly encouraged! (date TBA)
5. After the final makeover show, you have some options: a. keep the thoroughbred for yourself! (you're way too attached now anyways) or b. sell the thoroughbred for profit! (you know you're really poor, right?)
6. Do it all again!
i. Please only apply if you are actually interested in participating. This is a fun challenge to get started with the OTTBA and we would hate for a horse to go to a new home and end up in the bin.
ii. Stallions may be gelded.
iii. You may change the coat / shine markings / conformation of the horse to suit your preferences, but please refrain from completely changing the horse. Keep bays, bay.
iv. If you are no longer interested in participating or owning the horse, please contact Clementine Laake. I will be more than happy to take the horse back / rehome it.
v. Please refrain from selling the thoroughbred until after the makeover is over. After that, you may do whatever you wish with the horse!
vi. You have complete control over what the horse's story is. We provided a guideline on the horse's behavior that would be really cool if you worked with, but it is not required! You may pick discipline, personality, future injuries, etc.!
vii. Not a rule but just a side note, all white markings are custom. They will be sent with the horse's file.
16.0hh bay stallion, 4 years old, no white markings, small facial scar
What we know: 3 starts and then retired, he has the attention span of a squirrel and had no real sense of urgency. He demands attention from anyone who passes by him, and loves the camera. Perky ears forever with this guy.
What we suggest: something slow paced.
16.3hh grey (black) mare, 5 years old, LF sock, star and blaze
What we know: Was moderately succesful during 2- and 3-year old seasons, but had been on a steady decline since. Just not quite fast enough to keep up anymore. She is pretty sweet but has no respect for the human variety. She is also easily bored, which can lead to some naughty behavior.
What we suggest: something that has to make her use her brain.
15.2hh chestnut overo mare, 5 years old, snip
What we know: very successful with multiple places until her 4-year old season when she came up with tendinitis. While treated correctly, she never was able to return to her previous performance level. She is a typical hot-headed, red-headed, thoroughbred mare. No manners, no problem for this girl.
What we suggest: something she can blow some steam off doing (she will likely not be able to compete at upper level of strenuous disciplines, keep this in mind when choosing).
*all images are unedited. Trot photos only have reshade's DOF.
(Yes I am making you choose only one, don't be greedy! Please contact me if you would like to change your submission.)