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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…

8 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…

10 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…

11 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…

12 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…

1 year 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,…

1 year 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…

2 years 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…

2 years ago