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Education

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March 30, 2023

Positive Outcomes

Positive reinforcement training can give your OTTB a productive and confident start…
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January 5, 2024

Training Steeplechase Horses

Learn how these horses’ routines differ from those of flat racers…
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January 12, 2024

Developing the Perfect Foxhunter

Are you inspired to try your hand at hunting? We’ll walk you through the process of finding a hunt and preparing your off-track Thoroughbred for his first outings.…
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July 27, 2023

Training Timelines

How to know when you and your off-track Thoroughbred are ready for the next step…
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January 23, 2024

Strong to the Core: Under Saddle

Apply these techniques to build your OTTB’s second-career strength and agility…
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January 4, 2024

Ask a Trainer: Asking for the Lead Change

Alice Beckman draws on racing knowledge to explain how to cue for a lead change.…
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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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July 18, 2022

The Amateur Owner Lifestyle

How working adults balance busy lives and OTTB ownership.…
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June 24, 2024

Ask a Trainer: Developing Quality Gaits

USEF “R” Hunter judge and trainer Sissy Wickes shares her slow and steady method for improving gait quality in the recently-retired racehorse.…
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May 11, 2022

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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January 4, 2024

Ask a Trainer: Balancing the Jumper On Landing

Rosie Napravnik shares some advice for the horse who “scoots” after a long spot or a dropped rail.…
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November 20, 2022

Racehorse Vacations

Many owners and trainers give their runners mental and physical breaks from the racetrack routine.…
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March 25, 2024

Ask a Trainer: Introducing Lateral Work

Alison O’Dwyer shares her tried and true method to introduce lateral work to the green OTTB.…
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June 1, 2021

Strong to the Core: Groundwork

Apply these techniques to build your OTTB’s second-career strength and agility…
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January 4, 2024

Ask a Trainer: Going For a Gallop

Jockey turned OTTB trainer Alice Beckman shares advice for asking for an open gallop outside of the arena.…
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January 4, 2024

Ask a Trainer: Developing the Sloppy Jumper

Rosie Napravnik shares some advice for the sloppy horse over low fences.…
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January 12, 2024

First Rides

Confidence, planning and flexibility can set you up for success when retraining a horse directly off the track…
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January 17, 2023

Webinar: How to Train When You Can’t Ride

Featuring Dr. Shannon Reed and Kristen Kovatch Bentley. Recorded March 2021…
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March 30, 2023

Bitting Up Your OTTB

How do you choose the right bit with which to restart your OTTB?…
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