Omg Shandeh.. please, please listen to the advice you are being given. YOU will end up hurt. It's not a maybe, it's a definite! You describe yourself as explosive :confused: Do you REALLY think a sensitive horse who still thinks he/she is a racer is a good idea. I know exactly what it's like. I got a horse to soon, a green TB.. I however was a lot younger and more nieve. I thought I knew it all and didn't need anyone's help. Within weeks I began to have problems, horse began to run backwards, and eventually would rear. It got to the point where he was to dangerous to ride as I feared he would flip over. The end result = a nervous, scared rider and a now nervous horse, with bad habits and a bad name due to MY ignorance! Thank god it was a lease and he went back to his owner and was fine. But what would have happened if I owned him? Who wants a horse who someone else had screwed up, coz to be frank that's what happened. I had turned him into a possibly dangerous horse when he was infact a sweet boy. You need an older school master who has been there and done it. You knowledge is limited and unfortunately your temper will work against you. I'm NOT trying to be mean. I do NOT think I could handle an OTTB either. I now have a gorgeous 22 year old who has the most amazing temperament. I've gone back to having lunge lessons on a quiet school master at a riding school to improve MYSELF! If I was you I would either search for a school master and have lessons with him, or go back to a riding school. We don't wana read about you in the news.. teen killed by horse.