Ex-Racehorse Adoption Blog

Articles and interviews related to helping unwanted horses find homes and retraining off-the-track Thoroughbreds (OTTB’s) and other breeds for second careers.

Find Out How Massage Can Benefit Your Ex-Racehorse

Many horses have issues with balance, straightness or restricted range of motion, especially off-the-track-thoroughbreds. Issues like stiffness, poor flexibility, high head carriage, wrong leads, difficulty circling, weak hind end, heavy on the forehand or a limited ability for collection. ...

A Standard Journey – Giving Up Everything to Help Horses in Need

Jackie Parry and her husband Noel rescued five horses from an unknown fate. They sold everything they had. Below is their story. They said we couldn't do it. At times I certainly felt they were right. But were they right in the end? We adopted five scatty Standardbred horses that cou...

$750 T-bred qualifies for Rolex, let’s rumble

A $750 T-bred, off the track for just four years, has qualified to compete at the preeminent Rolex Kentucky Three Day. by Susan Salk AP Prime, grandson of the great A.P. Indy, and his owner/rider Leah Lang-Gluscic rode their hearts out at Fair Hill last, despite being halted twice on course wh...

Time Point is on Her Side, Elder Champions

What’s a 70 year old lady doing riding around on a 21 year old Thoroughbred? Winning championships on the California dressage circuit, for starters. by Susan Salk  In 2013, Marilyn Vail and her lightly raced T-bred Time Point were named North American Thoroughbred Society&rsquo...

Crazy Horse in Disguise- Dr. Trogstad Retrains an Arabian Gelding

Scuba has been one of the hardest yet rewarding horses that Dr. Trogstad has ever trained. Read below about the night she wondered if she had taken on a "Crazy Horse in Disguise." by Jessica Trogstad, DVM I was informed of an ad for a 4 year old Arabian gelding, Scuba, with “spirit&rdquo...

A hay-filled, horse dream leads to a mustang makeover for Kobi

Author, horse trainer, and teacher Heather Hamel shares the story of Kobi, a mustang she rescued that turned her into the rider he deserved. Horses have been a part of my life for as long as I can remember...until I became a teenage girl and discovered boys. Then boys ruled my life for the next ...

Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard, a unique Long Island horse rescue

Looking past the modern formula of horse rescue, one woman’s realization brings a new aroma to Long Island Wine Country.   by Angela Calabro From arroyos to vineyards, every ranch, sanctuary, and farm that I visit is filled with gorgeous landscapes that hold the beauty of the natura...

Rescued Horses, Love at First Breath

A story of horse advocacy through art. by Photographer and creator of UNWANTED, Christine Whitney Being in the presence of a horse, gives you the chance to experience your true, authentic self. I guess it sounds outlandish to say they are my teachers, but they truly do connect me with my soul....