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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: A Barrel Of Surprises

To look at Pat’s Paradise without his tack, you’d be hard-pressed to guess where his specialty lies. Standing every bit of 17.1 hands tall, Pat’s Paradise is a long, leggy dark bay gelding that looks as though he’d be right at home galloping over long distances on the cross-country course or springing over fences. What […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Thoroughbreds Dazzle In New Vocations Show

This weekend New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program and The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.) welcomed more than 250 Thoroughbreds to the Kentucky Horse Park, allowing their riders to compete in one of the most coveted venues in equestrian sports – the Rolex Stadium at the Kentucky Horse Park. With horses coming from even out […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: How To Assist Hurricane Harvey Equine Victims

Editor’s note: We will continue to update this post throughout the week with additional resources and rescue efforts related to horses impacted by Hurricane Harvey.  After dumping more than 50 inches of rain in and around Houston, Harvey remains unrelenting. The Category 4 hurricane has caused catastrophic flooding throughout the southeast Texas coast, due to the […]

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What’s Shakin’? Short And Long Term Effects Of Vibrating Platforms On Horses

Vibrating platforms have become quite popular with performance horse stables and even in some racing stables. While non-scientific evidence, such as user testimonials, suggests such therapeutic modalities have significant benefit to a horse’s performance, there is little scientific evidence to prove such conjecture as to whether vibrating platforms have positive – or negative – effects […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: An Elite ‘Equine Dance Partner’

Every Thoroughbred is bred to be an athlete. While most breeders goal is for their speed to carry them to great heights as a racehorse, the care and planning that goes into each mating can often translate into different types of athleticism as well. For former East Coast racer Real Gentleman, it was the balance, […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: The ‘Perfect’ Jockey Intermediary

Megan Fadlovich has ridden her fair share of Thoroughbreds, and she’s probably ridden your fair share and mine as well. Based in northeast Ohio and riding on the Mountaineer–Presque Isle-–Thistledown circuit, Fadlovich has been riding races since 2010. In that time, she has earned a reputation not only as a tough and determined race rider […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Well-Rounded With ‘Wonderful Rhythm’

Equestrian and racehorse breeder/owner Nikki Fry is as well-rounded of a Kentucky horsewoman as they come. She and her husband own and operate Lexington-based Template Farm, located along picturesque Paris Pike. There, they breed and raise their own Thoroughbreds, and before they make their way to the racetrack, Fry gives them their first lessons under […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Hands-On Equine Therapy

Physical therapy is a part of any professional athlete’s routine. It is quite common for those whose lives are dedicated to sports to get massages, acupuncture, chiropractic and a wide array of other forms of preventative and rehabilitative bodywork in order to maintain optimum performance. The same holds true for equine athletes. In this day […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: A Lifetime Of Love And Horses

Typically this column features stories of Thoroughbreds and the after-the-track care they receive (and the lives they go on to lead) thanks to their committed caretakers. This, however, is a much different type of aftercare story, but one I think will resonate with readers just as much. This is not about Thoroughbreds, or even about […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: ‘Down The Road,’ Then Out Of Sight

What happens when you try in earnest to do the right thing for a horse you love, but something still goes wrong? Your attempt at finding him a soft spot to land when his racing career concludes turns to a desperate search for his whereabouts, due not to your own indifference for his well-being, but […]

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