Ex-Racehorse Adoption Blog

Articles and interviews related to helping unwanted horses find homes and retraining off-the-track Thoroughbreds (OTTB’s) and other breeds for second careers.


 


The Story of Lester The Rescue Horse

March 26, 2012
Imagine you are visiting somewhere on business and you find something unexpected. This story is about a horse that was abandoned, plagued by illness and had an unknown history. Despite all the negatives surrounding this horse, he is brought home and rehabilited by a loving family and friends. Alicia Callanan Mandigo… Read more »

Bombproofing Bahamut Part III

March 21, 2012
"It’s In The Bag." My horse training tips and desensitizing exercises. An essential technique for retraining your ex-racehorse is "bombproofing,"  or "sacking out," which is a series of desensitizing exercises. Working with my OTTB, off the track Thoroughbred, Bahamut is an adventure. I like to challenge him with various objects… Read more »

Bombproofing Bahamut Part II

March 10, 2012
"Training Can Be Fun." My horse training tips and desensitizing exercises. A helpful training technique for your ex-racehorse is "bombproofing,"  or "sacking out," which is a series of desensitizing exercises. Working with my OTTB, off the track Thoroughbred, Bahamut can be challenging at times. What I’m learning in the retraining… Read more »

Bombproofing Bahamut Part I

March 3, 2012
“See, it’s not so spooky.” My horse training tips and desensitizing exercises. Some OTTB's, off the track Thoroughbreds, come off of the racetrack  "green" or "spooky." One of the first fundamental techniques that's helpful in the training of your ex-racehorse is "bombproofing,"  or "sacking out," which is a series of… Read more »

My Personal Off The Track Thoroughbred Adoption Story

February 26, 2012
My Off TheTrack Thoroughbred Adoption Story Begins With Reservations And Reward. by Raina Paucar   Bahamut and Raina during a training session ©Angie Sanchez My horse, "Bahamut" is an ex-racehorse, otherwise known as an Off the Track Thoroughbred or OTTB. As a Thoroughbred racehorse, he has a record of zero… Read more »