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Re: Smooth Roller

PostPosted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 11:38 am
by Izvestia
Thanks for finding out, it's nice to hear about horses like this.

Re: Smooth Roller

PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 5:17 pm
by Ziggypop
Curtis wrote:I just ran into Victor Garcia. He said Smooth Roller came up with some more problems so he gave him away to a good home.


Those words always make me nervous.

Re: Smooth Roller

PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 6:25 pm
by Curtis
Ziggypop wrote:
Curtis wrote:I just ran into Victor Garcia. He said Smooth Roller came up with some more problems so he gave him away to a good home.


Those words always make me nervous.

I understand the trepidation, really I do, but what would he have needed to reply for people to be satisfied?

Re: Smooth Roller

PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 3:12 pm
by Izvestia
Is it this trainer's words in particular or all trainers?
I mean, my OTTB was given a good home 9 years ago and he's currently fat, spoiled, and well loved.
Why wouldn't they give him a good home?

Re: Smooth Roller

PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 11:36 am
by Catalina
Izvestia wrote:Is it this trainer's words in particular or all trainers?
I mean, my OTTB was given a good home 9 years ago and he's currently fat, spoiled, and well loved.
Why wouldn't they give him a good home?


I think there is some concern with the horse, per Garcia, "having come up with some more problems". Such horses attract a higher percentage of "good homes" that lead all too fast to the meat man. Some time because the "good home" underestimated the amount of time and $ required to fix those problems, and some times because the "good home" bit was never more than a convenient lie to get their hands on a free or cheap horse for slaughter.

Re: Smooth Roller

PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:01 pm
by Curtis
A horse can also have "racehorse" problems that won't keep them from being a riding horse.