Articles Tagged 'Ex-Racehorse'

Ex-Racehorse Adoption Blog

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. ...

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Standing at The Mounting Block With Your OTTB

There was a time when I could place my left foot lightly in the irons and spring up like a pogo stick. Well, those days are long gone for me. If I try to do that nowadays, I’ll hear a snap, crackle, pop and have something sore the next day. So, I now use a mounting block to get on my large 1...

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Bombproofing Bahamut Part III

"It’s In The Bag." My horse training tips and desensitizing exercises. An essential technique for retraining your ex-racehorse is "bombproofing,"  or "sacking out," which is a series of desensitizing exercises. Working with my OTTB, off the track Thoroughbred, Bahamut is an adventur...

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Bombproofing Bahamut Part II

"Training Can Be Fun." My horse training tips and desensitizing exercises. A helpful training technique for your ex-racehorse is "bombproofing,"  or "sacking out," which is a series of desensitizing exercises. Working with my OTTB, off the track Thoroughbred, Bahamut can be challenging at...

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Bombproofing Bahamut Part I

“See, it’s not so spooky.” My horse training tips and desensitizing exercises. Some OTTB's, off the track Thoroughbreds, come off of the racetrack  "green" or "spooky." One of the first fundamental techniques that's helpful in the training of your ex-racehorse ...