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OTTB - Sing D Song

Sing D Song

 

Sing D Song was a perfect gentleman on his first ever trail ride.

Sing D Song was a perfect gentleman on his first ever trail ride. April 29, 2007

Elizabeth's first ride on Sing D Song - March 18, 2007

Elizabeth's first ride on
Sing D Song - March 18, 2007

Sing D Song is doing extremely well with his training. April 9, 2007

Sing D Song is doing extremely well with his training. April 9, 2007

Sing D Song is doing extremely well with his training. April 9, 2007

Sing D Song - April 9, 2007

Sing D Song - April 9, 2007

Sing D Song - April 9, 2007

Elizabeth gives Sing D Song a hug after their first ride together. March 18, 2007

Elizabeth gives Sing D Song a hug after their first ride together. March 18, 2007

OTTB Sing D Song was a Prospect Horse for Sale.

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OTTB Sing D Song was a Prospect Horse for Sale.

Sing D Song

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Sing D Song

Elizabeth's Notes: We will always help to place any horse we have sold. If you keep up with the horse's Success Stories then any potential buyer knows the entire history of the horse. The horse's pedigree is free on the Internet, race records are available for eight to ten dollars at the official Jockey Club Web site and the Success Stories tell potential buyers what the horse has been doing since he left the track. It is much less of a gamble to buy one of our OTTB Resale Horses than it would be to buy a horse locally from someone you do not know. There is no fee for your horse being listed for sale on our Web site. Sorry, we are not able to list horses for sale that we have not helped to place.

February 29, 2008

Sing D Song has been sold to his trainer.

January 15, 2008

Sing D Song is available for sale. Virginia decided to get a less green horse.

December 26, 2007Merry Christmas from

 

Merry Christmas from
Sing D Song and
Virginia.
December 25, 2007

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October 2007

Hi! I'm Virginia. I recieved Sing as a birthday suprise in October. I now have him on trial and absolutley love him. As your web page explains he is the character and will make you laugh all day long. We have been getting along very well,jumping verticals,small courses, and doing some dressage. I just thought you all would like to know how he was doing. Above are some pictures from the first day I got him.

-Virginia
Stretchhh!!! I love how he flips his head. He is definately the barn clown.
Stretchhh!!! I love how he flips his head. He is definately the barn clown.

May 22, 2007

We have a more photos of Sing D Song at this link.

May 15, 2007

Sing D Song is sadly offered for sale. His mom has decided to return to grad school so she is unable to keep up his training. Call Elizabeth for more information. She is in love with this very sweet horse. Sing D Song is a son of Unbridled's Song whose stud fee this year is $200,000. We would say this is a well bred horse!

April 29, 2007

Sing D Song went on his first trail ride to Dawson Forest in the north Georgia mountains.

Sing D Song went on his first trail ride to Dawson Forest in the north Georgia mountains. As you can see, he was relaxed enough for Elizabeth to ride with no hands on the way back to the trailer.

April 25, 2007

Trainer Karen Boysen enjoys a ride on Sing D Song. April 25, 2007
Trainer Karen Boysen enjoys a ride on Sing D Song. April 25, 2007

Trainer Karen Boysen enjoys a ride on Sing D Song. April 25, 2007
Trainer Karen Boysen enjoys a ride on Sing D Song. April 25, 2007

 

April 9, 2007

OTTB Sing D Song is in training with Elizabeth Wood at Bits & Bytes Farm. April 9, 2007
Sing D Song is in training with Elizabeth Wood at Bits & Bytes Farm. April 9, 2007

Sing D Song is doing extremely well with his training. He enjoys having a job and he is a pleasure to ride. He is one of Elizabeth's favorite horses to ride. He has done some out of the arena work on the trails and jumping logs in the pastures. "Singsong" always seems to enjoy the attention and seems to focus on the job at hand.

Sing D Song likes being ridden. April 9, 2007

OTTB - Sing D Song is doing extremely well with his training.

Sing D Song is in training with Elizabeth Wood at Bits & Bytes Farm. April 9, 2007

Sing D Song is reaching well into the bit at the walk. April 9, 2007

Sing D Song learns about poles on the ground as the first step to learning to jump. April 7, 2007
Sing D Song learns about poles on the ground as the first step to learning to jump. April 7, 2007

March 18, 2007

Sing D Song and Elizabeth's  first ride.

Sing D Song has come for a short visit to Bits & Bytes Farm while Megan is finishing up school and traveling. Elizabeth had the pleasure of riding him for her first time. He was a total gentleman and he is a quick learner. His mouth is soft and the contact is very elastic. He is very balanced and a pleasure to ride. Megan has done a wonderful job training "Singsong" so far. Elizabeth is glad to have the opportunity to ride a horse that was sold as a Prospect Horse directly from the track to his new mom.

Sign D Song and Elizabeth after a great first ride.

Sign D Song is boarding at Bits & Bytes Farm.
Heather's Best and Sing D Song at Bits & Bytes Farm. March 18, 2007

January 16, 2007

Elizabeth,
Sing is doing fine......he is in Clemson for a few months with Megan at a really nice barn. He is being turned out during the day with three other horses, and that is going pretty well. Megan feels sorry for him since he is the "low man on the totem pole," but has learned to stay out of the way of the bossy horses. I hope that he will realize that he is not the alpha anymore, and that will transfer over to his relationship with Megan.

Megan and her mom Robin purchased Sing D Song from our Prospect Horses for Sale page in September 2006

She is still doing groundwork (Parelli) with him, and trying to gain his trust and friendship. I think he will come around........just have to resolve some mental issues, and hopefully he will be a happy, well adjusted
horse soon.

Robin Jones

December 14, 2006

Hi,

I hope all of your horses are doing well. Looks from your web site like you've had some nice additions to the farm since I was there... good luck with them!

Next, sorry I haven't kept in touch more frequently! To be honest, I just haven't had much to report yet, but hopefully after Christmas I'll be able to get you some pictures of us (hopefully riding)!

Sing is doing well. He's learned a lot of basic stuff over the past few months that at first didn't come easy to him- standing in the cross-ties, standing still, etc. He's a tricky horse because he's very, very headstrong sometimes, very, very nervous at others, and often a combination of the two, but I'm getting keener on knowing when to reprimand and when to comfort. He needs a lot of leadership in his life.

They said that he got very nervous when they gave him Lasix and he knew he was about to race, and I didn't realize that that would be carried over to all riding activities, but the first time I saddled him, he had pooped six times (no lie) and had worked himself into a sweat by the time I mounted. SO, I've spent the last month trying to reprogram the way he perceives riding because once he gets into that nervous frenzy you really can't get anything accomplished. So, I started over by initially just tacking him up in his stall and then untacking him. Then, after about a week, when he was calm with that I started taking him out to graze while he was tacked up. Now, we are doing actual groundwork while he's tacked up and I'm hoping that over Christmas break I can start riding him. The time spent doing groundwork actually has been a good thing anyway because he used to kick out anytime you asked him to back up, scoot over, etc. (basically anything he didn't feel like doing), and now he has really improved with regard to respecting me.

Also, his work has been inconsistent because since he's been at my parent's house, I've only been able to work with him on Fri, Sat, & Sun, but he's moving to Clemson in January for spring semester so I'm very excited about that because I can spend time with him every day!!

I know it might sound dumb for me to say this after everything I said above, but I've really enjoyed him. I'm confident I can work through the issues he has, and he is such a "people-horse" (neighs to me whenever I walk out the house and comes right up to the fence to see me) that it's FUN to work with him.

Over Christmas break, I'm hoping to start riding him and work on some other things like the horse trailer (they had to sedate him for that when he came to my house from PA), so I will keep you updated on how that goes!

Thanks! Hope you have a Merry Christmas!

-Megan Jones

Elizabeth's Training Notes: Megan is doing everything the right way. She is taking it slow and not forcing Sing to obey. She realizes that unsure of his new environment and he needs to learn that he will no longer be racing. It takes a few trips away from home and coming back for an off-the-track Thoroughbred to learn that a trailer does not mean going to another track to race. Sometimes the horses come off-the-track and settle right in like they were raised there. Others, need more time to learn to trust and understand that they have a new and different life. We look forward to watching the progress of Megan and Sing and we are grateful that they are sharing everything so that others can learn from Megan's training notes. Prospect horses are best purchased by people who enjoy the process of training a horse and not glory of competition. Love and patience are two of the essential ingredients to training an OTTB.

Sing D Song is a beautiful grey Thoroughbred who was for sale as a Prospect Horse in September 2006

October 2, 2006

Hi,

We just wanted to let you know that Sing has settled in and is doing really well. Attached are some photos from his first two days at his new home. I will keep you updated on his progress and send more photos in the coming months. Thanks so much, I just love him!!

-Megan Jones

Sing D Song has a wonderful new farm and pastures.

Sing D Song is a beautiful grey Thoroughbred who was for sale as a Prospect Horse in September 2006

Sing D Song's Prospect Horse for Sale Photos below.

Sing D Song was a gorgeous gray Thoroughbred horse for sale.

Sing D Song was a gorgeous gray Thoroughbred horse for sale.


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