Education

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Education

OTTB Magazine

April 1, 2020

Green on Green

Are OTTBs appropriate for novice riders?  Here are some factors to consider.…
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September 1, 2020

Perfect Pairs

Memorable matches made at the ASPCA Makeover Marketplace…
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December 1, 2018

How Much Does an OTTB Cost?

From purchase price to routine care, find out what expenses you’ll likely encounter with your OTTB…
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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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December 1, 2021

Growing Up in the Bluegrass

Why Central Kentucky is a prime breeding ground for Thoroughbred racehorses…
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June 1, 2016

Going Western

Meet Western trainers trying to tap into the off-track Thoroughbred market and prove these horses can excel under any tack…
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September 1, 2019

Changing Leads

Racehorses learn to do flying lead changes from an early age…
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November 20, 2022

From the Racetrack to the Ranch

The transition for an OTTB from the track to the Western disciplines isn’t about speed but patience.…
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December 1, 2020

The Welcoming World of Competitive Trail

The sport helps OTTBs build confidence and gives them a strong foundation for nearly any other discipline…
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September 1, 2019

Nutritional Supplements for Your OTTB

How to evaluate product quality and claims, plus supplement categories that might benefit your horse…
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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, 2017

Ticket to the Top

Four riders recall the special OTTBs that took them to their first Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event.…
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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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April 1, 2021

The Great Headgear Dilemma

How to choose the right bit and bridle for your OTTB…
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December 1, 2018

Re-Educating the OTTB

First steps when working with a Thoroughbred that’s fresh off the track…
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April 1, 2021

The Art of the Free Jump

How trainers can use a jump chute to give OTTBs a positive introduction to jumping…
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December 1, 2017

In the Driver’s Seat

Ex-racehorses excelling in harness rather than under saddle.…
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September 1, 2019

Picking Prospects: Fall 2019

Makeover trainers evaluate sport horse potential based on conformation shots…
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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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June 1, 2017

Reading Between the Lines

How a horse’s pedigree can influence its talent off the track.…
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June 1, 2020

What’s Your Makeover Horse Worth?

Assessing an OTTB’s value as it transitions to a new career is far from an exact science…
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December 1, 2016

The Truth About Respiratory Issues

Upper respiratory conditions don’t affect racehorses as often as other types of ailments, but can have significant impact when they do.…
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March 1, 2019

Racehorse Recovery

Steps trainers and grooms take to help racehorses cool down and recover after a strenuous workout or race…
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June 1, 2019

Microchipping Your Horse

Register and track your Thoroughbred with this important identification tool…
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