OTTB Story:Fleche Bleue is a TB mare. She is now ten years old, and I have owned her for 5½ years now. I met her when she was a filly. I was training horses at the time and I started her under saddle. Her owner at the time wanted her to be broken before she went on the track. As a young horse, she had everything that always made me like TBs: athletic, sensitive, willing to learn and very personable. After three weeks under saddle, I could take her out on trails, cross busy roads, gallop her in the vineyards: she was brave, and very attentive. She never bucked, or did anything that could throw me off. Then she went on the track. I could not prevent her from going to the track (the owner wanted more money than I could possibly afford to buy her) but I promised her that I would give her a home when she was done racing. So I did. It became very clear that being on the track as been physically and emotionally very damaging to her. She was down to skin and bones and she was tagged as dangerous on the track: she was biting, kicking; she had marks on her nose and gums from the chains. It took three men to tack her up on her last race, and she got in the habit of bucking off jockeys before going into the starting gates. I gave her six month in pasture, which according to friends who work with TBs off the track, should have been enough time for her brain and body to relax. But it was not the case. When I tried to put her back to work, the picture was pretty gloomy. She was nervous, tense, fighting the bit just fighting everything, period. She could only go one speed: really fast! It felt like she was constantly running away.
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