Articles Tagged 'Thoroughbreds'

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 »

Horse Adoption Story: Angie Sanchez and her ex-racehorse Harley

Ex-Racehorse Adoption Blog — April 30, 2012
Equitrekking is featuring a new series called, "Horse Adoption Stories." This month we profile Angie Sanchez and her OTTB (off-the-track-Thoroughbed) Harley. Angie shares their yearlong journey of recovery, retraining and new career goals. Learn what it's been like for Angie and Harley from the racetrack to the farm.  Angie and… 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 »

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 »

Standing at The Mounting Block With Your OTTB

Ex-Racehorse Adoption Blog — April 5, 2012
There was a time when I could place my left foot lightly in the irons and spring up like a pogo stick. Well, those days are long gone for me. If I try to do that nowadays, I’ll hear a snap, crackle, pop and have something sore the next day.… Read more »

Bombproofing Bahamut Part III

Ex-Racehorse Adoption Blog — 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

Ex-Racehorse Adoption Blog — 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

Ex-Racehorse Adoption Blog — 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 »