Articles Tagged 'X Racehorse'

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 »

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 »

A Horse Racing Family‚Äôs Perspective on “Breakdown”

Ex-Racehorse Adoption Blog — May 3, 2012
A former professional female jockey from a horse racing family responds to The New York Times BREAKDOWN series.  Raina and her ex-racehorse, Bahamut / ©Edgar Paucar The recent articles in The New York Times series: BREAKDOWN Death and disarray at America’s racetracks is highly disturbing to many people who have… 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 »

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 »

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 »