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
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, 2007
Sing D Song and
December 25, 2007
Click here to see more photos of Sing
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
Stretchhh!!! I love how he flips his head. He is definately the barn
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
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.
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
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 learns about poles on the ground as the first step
to learning to jump. April 7, 2007
March 18, 2007
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
Heather's Best and Sing D Song at Bits & Bytes Farm. March 18, 2007
January 16, 2007
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.
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
December 14, 2006
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
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
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!
Hope you have a Merry Christmas!
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.
October 2, 2006
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!!
Sing D Song's Prospect Horse for Sale Photos below.