Articles Tagged 'Off The Track 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 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 »

Race2Ring Comes to the Rescue of Ex-Racehorses

Expert Equestrian Articles — January 24, 2012
According to statistics released by The Jockey Club, approximately 25,000 U.S. Thoroughbred foals were born in 2011. Only a small percentage of these will become successful racehorses. Have you ever wondered where they will go after their racing careers end?  by Raina Paucar As horse lovers, we all want to… Read more »