Seminars

As part of the Symposium, our annual seminar series attracts attendees both in person and via Zoom with an interest in educational topics relating specifically to Thoroughbreds and their transition from the track to the equestrian world. Our 2022 seminar series will once again be sponsored by The Horse, and subjects, panelists and registration links will be published here as soon as they're announced.

Watch recordings of last year's seminars, which can also be found on our YouTube channel:

Maintaining Performance Horses
Sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Stephanie L. Church, The Horse Media Group, moderator

Our OTTBs were professional athletes well before we got them. Now we’re responsible for helping them thrive and flourish in their new roles by maintaining their soundness and stewarding their gastric and respiratory health. We’ll discuss common challenges when maintaining OTTB performance horses and take audience questions on the topic.

Panelists: Jessica Gould, DVM, MS; Sarah Reuss, VMD, Dipl. ACVIM
Back Pain and Kissing Spines
Sponsored by Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital
1:45 - 3:15 p.m.
Alexandra Beckstett, The Horse Media Group, moderator
Back pain can stem from many issues, from improper saddle fit to impinging spinous processes (aka kissing spines). It can also be secondary to lameness and other physical conditions. We’ll discuss common causes of back pain in OTTBs and take audience questions about specific issues and therapies.
Panelists: Steve Reed, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM; Larkspur Carroll, DVM
Feeding High-Energy Horses
Sponsored by Triple Crown Nutrition
3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Stephanie L. Church, The Horse Media Group, moderator
Designing OTTB diets can be tricky, as some horses need more body condition but are hot-tempered and excitable. We’ll discuss cool vs. hot calories, supporting the gut, helping the horse gain weight and topline and what forages, feeds and supplements are useful in that quest.
Panelists: Bill Vandergrift, PhD and Jyme Nichols, PhD

Our 2021 Webinar Series was presented by:

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