Aftercare Spotlight

Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: ‘Horses Are The Ultimate Connectors’

Horses are the ultimate connectors. That’s a common turn of phrase and far from an epiphany, but that doesn’t make it any less true. Every once in a while it’s nice to be reminded of it. This past week I made the trek to South Dakota once again to catch up with dear friends and […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Going The Distance

Thoroughbreds are typically bred for speed, and often the question asked is “can they go the distance?” Can a horse stretch out from carrying their speed a few furlongs in morning workouts to a mile, 1 1/8 miles, 1 1/4 miles or more in a race? For a young gray filly named Casey’s Lear, her […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: An ‘All-Around Horse’ With A Side Hustle

Recently studies have shown that today’s professionals – especially those in their 20s, 30s and 40s – often have more than one source of income. Commonly referred to as having a “side hustle,” these budding entrepreneurs do everything from waiting tables and tending bar to designing websites, starting small retail business, baking…even writing a weekly […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Giving Young Thoroughbreds Value For The Long Term

Have you ever looked at a Thoroughbred – on or off the track – and wondered to yourself, “What have you seen? What do you know?” If the horse in question passed through the hands of Trudy Veinot, it’s safe to say he or she has seen and learned a whole lot. Based on a […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: A Kentucky ‘Sanctuary’ For Retired Racehorses

People get into Thoroughbred racing or breeding for a wide array of reasons. For some it’s about the handicapping or strategy in mating the right mare and the right stallion to create an athlete destined for greatness. For others, it’s the thrill of competition and the idea that, by owning a racing stable, you in […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Brass Hat Helps BreyerFest Celebrate 29th Year

For many horse lovers, Breyer model horses evoke a certain sense of nostalgia. So often for horse-crazy kids, a stable of Breyer horses laid the foundation for dreams of one day owning a horse – or stable – of their own. Each year at the Kentucky Horse Park the Breyer model horse company puts on […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Spreading The Word About The ‘Good Guys’

This past weekend, Justify carried the hopes and dreams of millions around the Belmont oval and across the finish line to become racing’s 13th Triple Crown winner. In the minutes and hours after the race, social media lit up with everything from well-wishes and jubilation to conspiracy theories, comparisons and criticisms. As so often happens […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Collaboration As A Powerful Force For Good

There is something to be said for the idea of strength in numbers, as the more people you have working toward a common goal, the more ideas you generate, networks you access and work you accomplish. When you want to tackle an issue or fix a problem two heads – or 20 or 50 – […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: ‘You’ve Got To Be In It For The Horses’

Sometimes it’s a little bit of foresight that makes all the difference in hindsight. That was thinking behind Jill and Shane Rose’s decision to put the note on the papers of the colt they bred and sold at last year’s Fasig-Tipton Kentucky October Yearling Sale. Affixed to the horse’s Jockey Club registration papers, the note […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: The Other Sport Of Kings

This past weekend the world watched as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle said their vows and presented themselves for the first time on the steps of St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. With the monarchy’s affinity for horses and equestrian sports, it’s quite likely that in the not-so-distant […]

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