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Education

Care & Nutrition

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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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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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Hard Keepers Don’t Need to Be Thin

While some Thoroughbreds are harder keepers than other breeds or individuals, there’s no need for them to stay thin. Here are some tips for building a good diet for your hard keeper.…
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Gastric Ulcers and OTTBs

Gastric ulcers are a major concern for both racehorses and off-track Thoroughbreds.…
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Supporting the OTTB Topline

Many factors can contribute to a weak topline in the recently-retired Thoroughbred.…
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Off-Track Hooves

How farriers manage horses that come off the track with common hoof issues such as thin soles and low heels 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…
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Your OTTB Colic Prevention Plan

Tips for preventing colic during the retirement, retraining and rehoming processes 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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Managing the Cold-Backed OTTB

Therapies and exercises that can help prevent and relieve primary back pain 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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Strong to the Core

Apply these techniques to build your OTTB’s second-career strength and agility 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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The Essential Equine Emergency Kit

Having a well-stocked first-aid kit and the skills necessary to use it can make all the difference when trouble arises…
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Gold Medal Tips for the Perfect Clip

Shave time off your cooldown and keep your horse comfortable during winter exercise with advice from professional groom Emma Ford…
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Getting to Know You

‘Letdown’ for retiring Thoroughbred racehorses is more about relationship-building than a predetermined amount of time off…
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OTTBs and Skin Crud

The transition off the track can leave Thoroughbreds susceptible to opportunistic skin diseases…
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Dealing With Hoof Abscesses

A step-by-step guide to managing this frustrating yet treatable hoof infection…
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Dealing With Long Toes & Low Heels

Left unmanaged, this common condition in Thoroughbreds can cause bigger problems…
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Nutritional Supplements for Your OTTB

How to evaluate product quality and claims, plus supplement categories that might benefit your horse…
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Microchipping Your Horse

Register and track your Thoroughbred with this important identification tool…
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That Tip-Top Topline

How to help your OTTB develop a beautiful neck and back…
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Stereotypic Behaviors

Commonly called “stable vices,” these are more than bad habits but not necessarily a reason to pass on a prospect…
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