Education

OTTB Magazine

Education

OTTB Magazine

June 1, 2016

4 Tips for Healthy Thoroughbred Hooves

Management approaches can help get your OTTB started on the right foot.…
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December 1, 2017

Managing Limb Deviations in Foals

Chances are, your OTTB was managed carefully to ensure he grew up with well-balanced limbs…
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April 1, 2020

Dealing With Hoof Abscesses

A step-by-step guide to managing this frustrating yet treatable hoof infection…
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April 1, 2016

Gate Training

Breaking from a starting gate doesn’t come naturally to a horse; learn how trainers teach their young Thoroughbreds this unique skill safely and effectively…
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June 1, 2019

Microchipping Your Horse

Register and track your Thoroughbred with this important identification tool…
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July 1, 2022

Biosecurity Tips for Traveling OTTBs

How to reduce your horse’s risk of picking up pathogens at clinics, trail rides and horse shows.…
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September 1, 2019

Changing Leads

Racehorses learn to do flying lead changes from an early age…
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September 1, 2020

Perfect Pairs

Memorable matches made at the ASPCA Makeover Marketplace…
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September 1, 2020

Teaching Your OTTB to Longe

What to do if your new off-track Thoroughbred doesn’t know longeing basics…
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September 15, 2022

OTTB for Hire

The pros, cons and particulars of leasing out your horse.…
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June 1, 2017

Surviving Stall Rest

A shift in diet, environment and enrichment can help your OTTB face confinement while he heals.…
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April 1, 2018

A Racehorse’s Best Friend

Track ponies play important roles both on training and race days…
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December 1, 2020

Shared Success

Experience the joys of racehorse ownership through partnerships and microshares…
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April 1, 2017

Tendon Injuries, Past and Present

How to rehab an injured ex-racehorse and prevent re-injury down the road.…
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April 1, 2018

In Safe Hands

Many riders hail Thoroughbreds as the safest steeds cross-country; is there truth to this claim?…
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June 1, 2021

Backing and Starting Racehorses

Learn how one husband and wife duo gives future racehorses a sound start for the track and beyond…
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April 1, 2022

Developing Young Racehorses

Seabiscuit, the popular runner in the 1930s who became the subject of a bestselling book in 1999 and a major movie in 2003, raced 35 times as a 2-year-old. That didn’t stop him from competing a total of 89 times…
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December 1, 2019

From Track to Shed

How top colts establish themselves as breeding stallion prospects…
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June 1, 2018

Don’t Call Them Useless

Options for horses coming off the track that aren’t sound enough for athletic second careers…
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June 1, 2016

Tips For Selling Your OTTB

A step-by-step guide to marketing your off-track Thoroughbred, finding the right buyer and closing the deal successfully…
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April 1, 2022

Off-Track Hooves

How farriers manage horses that come off the track with common hoof issues such as thin soles and low heels…
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September 1, 2015

Uncovering Thoroughbred Talent

Whether pointing horses to the starting gate or start box, training principles aren’t so different.…
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April 1, 2018

Royal Blood

Thoroughbreds have played a critical role in the development of modern-day Warmbloods.…
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September 1, 2016

Protecting Your Horse’s Back

Some Thoroughbreds come off the track with tight or painful backs…
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