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The Amateur Owner Lifestyle

How working adults balance busy lives and OTTB ownership. SUBSCRIBER EXCLUSIVEYou’re reading an Off-Track Thoroughbred Subscriber Exclusive.A collaboration of the Retired Racehorse Project and Horse Media Group, Off-Track Thoroughbred Magazine is the only publication focused on the Thoroughbred in equestrian sports. Winner…
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Local Leanings

Regional differences in Thoroughbred breeding are evident in the types of horses that hail from certain states and provinces. SUBSCRIBER EXCLUSIVEYou’re reading an Off-Track Thoroughbred Subscriber Exclusive.A collaboration of the Retired Racehorse Project and Horse Media Group, Off-Track Thoroughbred Magazine is the…
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Picking Prospects: Summer 2022

Makeover trainers evaluate sport horse potential based on conformation shots SUBSCRIBER EXCLUSIVEYou’re reading an Off-Track Thoroughbred Subscriber Exclusive.A collaboration of the Retired Racehorse Project and Horse Media Group, Off-Track Thoroughbred Magazine is the only publication focused on the Thoroughbred in equestrian sports.…
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Biosecurity Tips for Traveling OTTBs

How to reduce your horse’s risk of picking up pathogens at clinics, trail rides and horse shows. SUBSCRIBER EXCLUSIVEYou’re reading an Off-Track Thoroughbred Subscriber Exclusive.A collaboration of the Retired Racehorse Project and Horse Media Group, Off-Track Thoroughbred Magazine is the only publication…
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The Claiming Game

Understand this unique type of race, its benefits and its specifications. SUBSCRIBER EXCLUSIVEYou’re reading an Off-Track Thoroughbred Subscriber Exclusive.A collaboration of the Retired Racehorse Project and Horse Media Group, Off-Track Thoroughbred Magazine is the only publication focused on the Thoroughbred in equestrian…
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Forever’s Not For Everyone

Giving a Thoroughbred his ‘forever home’ is a romantic notion, but is it always realistic? SUBSCRIBER EXCLUSIVEYou’re reading an Off-Track Thoroughbred Subscriber Exclusive.A collaboration of the Retired Racehorse Project and Horse Media Group, Off-Track Thoroughbred Magazine is the only publication focused on…
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Both Sides of the Wire

Learn about horse people who own Thoroughbreds for racing and for sport. SUBSCRIBER EXCLUSIVEYou’re reading an Off-Track Thoroughbred Subscriber Exclusive.A collaboration of the Retired Racehorse Project and Horse Media Group, Off-Track Thoroughbred Magazine is the only publication focused on the Thoroughbred in…
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The Makeover & the Racing Industry

The Retired Racehorse Project’s banner event, the Thoroughbred Makeover, increases demand for horses after racing. Here’s how the Makeover can fit into your aftercare plan.…
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Researching Your OTTB

One of the coolest things about OTTBs are the readily-available records of their breeding and racing careers. Here’s how to research your horse!…
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Incentive Programs & OTTB Competitions

Several incentive programs and Thoroughbred-only competitions provide plenty of options for your OTTB in his or her second career!…
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When to Work With a Trainer

Transitioning a Thoroughbred to a new career is rewarding, but also a massive challenge. Don’t be afraid to work with a professional!…
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How to Acquire an Off-Track Thoroughbred

You know you want to put a Thoroughbred ex-racehorse in your barn… but how?…
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How to Place a Retiring Thoroughbred

You’ve decided it’s time to retire your horse — where do you start?…
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Keeping Track of Your Former Racehorse

The majority of second-career owners would love to stay in touch with you about your former horse!…
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Transferring Ownership

While the nature of buying and selling Thoroughbreds from the track into second careers often means they’re bought sight-unseen, there are plenty of ways buyers and sellers can protect themselves and their horses.…
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What Is Aftercare?

The aftercare industry consists of different types of organizations and the open market working together for the benefit of the horse.…
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When Is It Time to Retire?

Demand for retiring Thoroughbreds is growing — but there is one key factor affecting how easily you can place your ex-racer.…
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Why Our Work Matters

While there are numerous “alphabet soup” organizations working in Thoroughbred aftercare, it’s the unique work of the RRP that sets it apart from the field.…
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Reading a Feed Tag, Part II

In Reading a Feed Tag (Part 1) we discussed basic items required on feed tags and their implications to feed quality and consistency. In Part 2 we are going to discuss guaranteed analysis and ingredient evaluation in more detail.…
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Cold Weather Concerns for OTTBs

Managing horses in cold weather is not difficult but there are some special concerns that need to be addressed in order to keep your horse safe, comfortable and healthy.…
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Reading a Feed Tag, Part I

The information on a feed tag can help you decide if a particular feed will help meet the objectives you have for your horse. However, nutritional details may be limited depending on how much information is presented on the tag.…
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The First 100 Days

How you handle the care and nutrition of your Thoroughbred in the first 100 days of his second career can affect his long-term success.…
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Feeding For Energy

Your feed regimen can have a big effect on your horse’s attitude and energy levels.…
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Growing Good Feet Through Nutrition

Nutrition is not the only key to creating good feet, but it plays a major role.…
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