Articles Tagged 'Thoroughbreds'

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Dream Jobs: Professional Polo Player Sunny Hale

Sunny Hale has conquered her goals and inspired many fans with her equestrian career. by Karen Braschayko From winning titles to developing tournaments, Sunny Hale has become a passionate ambassador for the players and horses of polo. Her life of adventure and travel began young, and she has...

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. ...

Darley’s Travel Blog

Touring Claiborne Farm in Paris, Kentucky

Stand beside million dollar horses at Claiborne Farm, which has been a top Thoroughbred horse farm for over a century. by Darley Newman Once the home of Secretariat, Claiborne Farm, located in Paris, Kentucky is one of the most beautiful horse farms I’ve visited and home to some of the m...

Darley’s Travel Blog

Meeting Retired Thoroughbreds at Old Friends in Kentucky

Meet legendary Thoroughbreds and some unlikely residents of Old Friends Farm, which you can tour on a visit to Kentucky. by Darley Newman I recommend any horse lover take a trip through Lexington, just to drive past the impressive horse farms. Lush rolling bluegrass, white and black picket fen...

Ex-Racehorse Adoption Blog

$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...

Equestrian Travel Articles

Keeneland Thoroughbred Sales- Not Only for Buyers and Sellers

Go behind the scenes at the Keeneland, the world’s largest Thoroughbred auction house and learn how you can get up close to the horses. by Sara Clendenin My fellow horse people, I must say–– living in the horse capital of the world has its perks. Lexington, Kentucky has a lot...

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A Return to Riding After 40

Using the wisdom and patience of age to discover a new way to ride and work with horses by Juliette Ober My husband is a competitive masters runner. We have a family friend who is one of the fastest runners in the world for men over 40. I’ve heard people laugh at this accomplishment - &l...

Ex-Racehorse Adoption Blog

Life After the Racetrack – Retraining Racehorses for New Careers

Potential new careers for a racehorse and understanding racehorse retraining from leading racehorse trainers at Jonjo O’Neill Racing. Like all of us, there comes a point in a racehorse’s career when they must retire. Whether down to age or injury, a racehorse’s time on the t...

Ex-Racehorse Adoption Blog

Off-Track Thoroughbreds & the USET- Back to the Future?

Do Off-the-Track-Thoroughbreds (OTTB's) make good competition horses? Karen Prell makes the case that OTTB's could have a bright future in the show ring, even at Olympic levels. by Karen Prell Now that the 2012 London Olympics are over, and we’ve all had a chance to catch ...

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Dream Jobs: Endurance Rider

Champion endurance racer Darolyn Butler has made an equestrian career out of her passion for marathon rides. by Karen Braschayko Darolyn Butler has had a long career in several aspects of the equine industry, from winning rodeo queen pageants to selling Western wear and producing instruction...