Aftercare Spotlight

Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: ‘Let’s Protect Those That Can’t Protect Themselves’

To those that don’t know him, Kevin Cox is often referred to as the Brooklyn Cowboy, a professional handicapper for Saratoga Bets whose pics and opinions are followed far and wide online, on social media and previously on Esquire Network’s docuseries Horseplayers. Standing 6’4” and routinely donning his signature headwear, a broad-brimmed cowboy hat, he […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: ‘Horse Country’ Is Calling

If you’re thinking of coming to Lexington for the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, Kentucky Derby or a day of racing at Keeneland, why not add in some time for one of the most unique sightseeing excursions you’ll ever experience? Starting this year, the public can get an insider’s glimpse behind the fences and gates of […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Pedigree Pride And Purpose

Last weekend marked the beginning of the show season for my horse and me. It was a local indoor schooling show at Lakeside Arena put on by the Kentucky Hunter/Jumper Association and was the perfect opportunity for us (and so many other local amateur riders) to knock the dust off and get back into show mode. Small […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Ride For Olivia

There’s a saying that when someone develops an interest in horses, whether it be on the racetrack, in the show ring, in the field or even just on television, that person has “caught the bug.” If you’re reading this, you’ve probably caught it, too. Horses ignite a passion in us that we didn’t know we […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: ‘The Serendipity Of This Story Is Astounding’

In February of 2013, a story ran on the Paulick Report about trainer Pete Pizzo and a pair of fillies he had in training who were named after his late wife, Elizabeth “Liz” Pizzo. The horses, Vision of Liz and Rena Starlight, were named by Pizzo and his daughter respectively, after Liz was struck and […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: ‘A Great Mind’ For The Show

Lynnewood Stables owner Mike Zukerman is not a “Thoroughbred guy.” As a trainer and professional rider on the ‘A’ circuit for years, Zukerman his built his career on the backs of Warmbloods. He’s garnered success across the board in the hunter/jumper world, from top placings in Grand Prix events and High Performance Working Hunters to […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: A ‘Form’ Of Protection

For the readers who follow me on social media, you may have seen my post yesterday about a horse I’ve known and followed for nearly a decade who, after a successful eight year racing career, I brought home from the track to start the next chapter of his life. Click here to see the post. […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Hagyard Introduces The Pensioners’ Club

Ever wonder what happens to our favorite celebrity Thoroughbreds, or their parents, once they retire from not only racing, but breeding? Unless they retire to a highly visible farm like Old Friends, it can be hard to track them down. Hagyard Equine Medical Institute in Lexington, Ky., one of the largest equine veterinary practices in […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Getting Fed A Second Career

When it comes to companion animal nutrition, the Purina brand is one of the strongest.  Their product lineup includes several popular brands of horse feed, including Omolene, Race Ready and Strategy. Just like “Little Mikey” in the Life Cereal campaign from the 1970s (He likes it! Hey, Mikey!), Purina is concerned with both the taste and […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: After Fire, Old Friends Finds New Friends

Just a week ago while most of the Bluegrass was waking up to more than 10 inches of snow, Old Friends founder Michael Blowen was jolted awake with the panicked calls of “Fire! Fire! The barn is on fire!” As fate would have it, farm assistant James Crump and wife Tammy had spent the night […]

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