Articles Tagged 'OTTB'

$750 T-bred qualifies for Rolex, let’s rumble

Ex-Racehorse Adoption Blog — December 18, 2014
A $750 T-bred, off the track for just four years, has qualified to compete at the preeminent Rolex Kentucky Three Day. by Susan Salk AP Prime, grandson of the great A.P. Indy, and his owner/rider Leah Lang-Gluscic rode their hearts out at Fair Hill last, despite being halted twice on… Read more »

A Return to Riding After 40

Expert Equestrian Articles — April 21, 2013
Using the wisdom and patience of age to discover a new way to ride and work with horses by Juliette Ober My husband is a competitive masters runner. We have a family friend who is one of the fastest runners in the world for men over 40. I’ve heard people… Read more »

A Bit to Bitless Bridle Journey

Ex-Racehorse Adoption Blog — March 3, 2013
How I’ve used a bitless bridle to retrain three adorable off the track Thoroughbred geldings, reaching new heights as an equestrian. by Juliette Ober Me on sweet Pie, off-track-Thoroughbred, Sly Pioneer, bitless and bareback on a sunny autumn day, October 2012. Photo by Sandra Renninger My adrenaline is flowing and… Read more »

Life After the Racetrack – Retraining Racehorses for New Careers

Ex-Racehorse Adoption Blog — December 21, 2012
Potential new careers for a racehorse and understanding racehorse retraining from leading racehorse trainers at Jonjo O’Neill Racing. Like all of us, there comes a point in a racehorse’s career when they must retire. Whether down to age or injury, a racehorse’s time on the track is normally over before… Read more »

Off-Track Thoroughbreds & the USET- Back to the Future?

Ex-Racehorse Adoption Blog — November 16, 2012
Do Off-the-Track-Thoroughbreds (OTTB's) make good competition horses? Karen Prell makes the case that OTTB's could have a bright future in the show ring, even at Olympic levels. by Karen Prell Now that the 2012 London Olympics are over, and we’ve all had a chance to catch our collective breath, are you,… Read more »

Dream Jobs: Equestrian Public Relations

Expert Equestrian Articles — October 3, 2012
Attending the Olympics and meeting the world’s top riders and horses is all part of Rebecca Walton’s equestrian career. by Karen Braschayko Lifelong rider Rebecca Walton has found her dream job with horses by working in public relations. She represents elite equestrians and their horses as a senior account executive… Read more »

Horses of the Renaissance Festival - Part 2

Expert Equestrian Articles — August 29, 2012
Learn more about the horses, many of whom are rescues, and the performers who entertain us at the joust. For more of this interview, see Horses of the Renaissance Festival - Part 1. by Karen Braschayko Renaissance fairs often feature a jousting troupe, and frequently these teams spend much of… Read more »

Horses of the Renaissance Festival - Part 1

Expert Equestrian Articles — August 29, 2012
Learn more about the horses, many of whom are rescues, and the performers who entertain us at the joust. For more of this interview, see Horses of the Renaissance Festival - Part 2. by Karen Braschayko As the leaves start to turn colorful and the air gets a little crisp at… Read more »

Horse Adoption Stories: Wendy Wolley and her ex-racehorse Ollie

Ex-Racehorse Adoption Blog — August 1, 2012
Equitrekking's "Horse Adoption Stories" series profiles Wendy Wooley, a photographer with EquiSport Photos and her OTTB (off-the-track-Thoroughbred) Ollie. Wendy has two OTTB's and shares her story about why she adopted Ollie and great advice for those considering adopting an ex-racehorse.  Wendy and her beautiful OTTB, Ollie Raina Paucar: Wendy, what is… Read more »

Horse Adoption Story: Megan Cavan and her ex-racehorse Cam

Ex-Racehorse Adoption Blog — July 16, 2012
Equitrekking is featuring a new series called, "Horse Adoption Stories." This month we profile Megan Cavan and her OTTB (off-the-track-Thoroughbred) Cam. Megan shares her story about why she adopted Cam, who is the official Royal Champion TROTT horse.  Megan Cavan and her OTTB, Cam Raina Paucar for Equitrekking: What is… Read more »