OTTB horses will have only been trained to do one thing – run as fast as possible! They are broken and trained in very different ways to conventional riding horses, and require a long period of retraining.
Adoption fees for OTTBs can range from a few thousand dollars down to just a few hundred dollars. The fee depends on a variety of factors, including the soundness, confirmation, and level of training of the horse.
So, as we have learned, an OTTB horse is a Thoroughbred which has retired from racing and has been retrained in a new equestrian discipline. OTTB horses can be a challenge to retrain but can become reliable and fun riding horses.