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OTTB

Aftercare

For Breeders’ Sake

On Thanksgiving Day, while the turkey roasted and my family gathered, my significant other and I huddled on the couch with shoulders touching and a…

5 months ago

OTTB

A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Bucks

With the Thoroughbred Makeover quickly approaching and summer drawing to an end, I’m seeing dozens of sale ads flash across my social media pages on…

7 months ago

Eventing

For the Record

I walked off my XC course on Sunday and just shook my head. A grimace was plastered across my face and my reins draped across…

8 months ago

OTTB

The Horse I Can’t Quit

Five years ago I took on an off-the-track-thoroughbred with the idea that he would be an easy flip. Some quick cash. A safety net for…

9 months ago

OTTB

How To Be a Horse Trainer

So you want to become a horse trainer, huh? Sounds like fun—doing what you love and getting paid for it? Score! You are about to…

9 months ago

OTTB

10 Reasons Why OTTBs are the Best

While scrolling through Facebook recently I came across a post titled “10 Reasons Not to Buy an Off-The-Track Thoroughbred”. You’ve got to be kidding me,…

9 months ago

Horse Health

Muscle Health for the OTTB

Transitioning a Thoroughbred from racehorse to sport horse is no easy task. The process of rehabilitating and retraining these amazing athletes for success in other…

1 year ago

Life

Riding High, Crashing Hard

A month ago I wrote about my struggle setting goals, and how for the first time in a long time I was forcing myself to. I…

1 year ago

OTTB

The Thoroughbred Cycle

I was once told I was anti-racing. That because I was a part of the second career movement I obviously didn’t respect the first, and…

1 year ago

OTTB

More Leg. More Cowbell. Rock On.

“What do we need?” “MORE COWBELL!” These are the words that echo in my mind each time I ride Nixon when he’s in one of…

1 year ago

OTTB

California Chrome: Future Polo Pony?

At 5:30am on Monday morning, polo champion Nic Roldan and friends arrived at Gulfstream Park outside Miami to meet The Champ himself, California Chrome…and what…

1 year ago

Eventing

An Equestrian Christmas Miracle

Today, I am a confident rider because of a thoroughbred stallion named Empire Maker. I learned to love thoroughbred sport horses again because of Empire…

1 year ago

OTTB

The OTTB “Letdown”

On almost every OTTB forum or article you’ll find an opinion about when to start transitioning a newly retired racehorse into a sport horse. “I…

1 year ago