Articles Tagged 'Thoroughbred'

Feelin’ Groovy: Thoroughbred Rescues Teach the Art of Slowing Down

Ex-Racehorse Adoption Blog — October 17, 2017
How the simple lyrics to a song help me, once again, enjoy “dappled and drowsy” rides on my rescued Thoroughbreds after an unusually long break in our routine. Slow down, you move too fast. Simon and Garfunkel had no idea when they penned the light-hearted opening line to their iconic “59th… 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 »

Our Favorite Marguerite Henry Stories

Expert Equestrian Articles — January 27, 2013
The books that inspired the Equitrekking team to ride may help you remember the equine tales you loved too.  by Karen Braschayko Many of us horse lovers had our first equine experiences in our imaginations, through the power of books to take us across miles and place us right into… 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 »

Performing Horses in Chicago: Noble Horse Theatre

Equestrian Travel Articles — May 14, 2012
Equine actors and their riders present exclusive shows in Chicago’s Old Town. by Karen Braschayko Horses performing “The Nutcracker”? Cossack trick riding in Chicago? Andalusians, Lipizzaners, Arabians and Thoroughbreds living in the city? When a friend told me about the Noble Horse Theatre in Chicago, Illinois, I knew I had… Read more »

Making Mustang Monument

Equestrian Travel Articles — April 25, 2012
Madeleine Pickens’ efforts to create an eco-sanctuary for American Mustangs and a tourist learning destination are coming to fruition. by Karen Braschayko Businesswoman and philanthropist Madeleine Pickens has spent four years fighting hard to create a home for American Mustangs. Her vocal and passionate campaign to educate the public about… Read more »

Olympic Silver Medalist, Peter Leone Rides Bahamut an OTTB at Equine Affaire

Ex-Racehorse Adoption Blog — April 16, 2012
Bahamut, my adopted OTTB (off-the-track-Thoroughbred), has never been to a show or a clinic. He’s been off-of-the-racetrack for six months. During this time, I’ve been working with him daily, training him with a variety of exercises; such as desensitizing, lunging, flatwork and jumping. He’s been excelling at everything I have presented… Read more »

Stable to Table: Recipes from a Lifetime of Travel, Riding and Cooking

Equestrian Travel Articles — April 10, 2012
A new cookbook pairs Dawn Harris Brown’s equestrian culinary adventures with stunning horse photos from her travels. by Karen Braschayko Dawn Harris Brown has ridden and cooked her way across the world. Traveling by horseback through lands as exotic as Mongolia, the Australian outback and Hungary, she gathered recipes along… Read more »

Preparing Bahamut for Ride with the Best at Equine Affaire and Peter Leone

Ex-Racehorse Adoption Blog — April 9, 2012
When I submitted an application for a Peter Leone, Ride with the Best Clinic at Equine Affaire, I honestly didn’t expect to selected. I’ve always admired Peter Leone. He’s an Olympic Silver Medalist and still continues to win at prestigious global equestrian events. Bahamut and Raina ©Edgar Paucar So, with… Read more »