Horse Welfare

Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Overcoming Fears With A ‘Diamond In The Rough’

Last month when Queen Satin (who shows under the name Satins Angel) donned a swanky new cooler, bouquet of flowers and a blue ribbon on her bridle after securing top honors in the $5,000 Open Jumper Stake at the New Vocations All-Thoroughbred Charity Horse Show, it was virtually unimaginable that just several years prior she […]

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The Skinny On Jumping To Conclusions On Social Media Posts

Social media is nothing if not polarizing, for everything from politics to horse shows to how to handle a family issue. A horse that lives in Pittston, Maine was at the center of an online controversy last week, with many Facebook users saying that the animal is too skinny and indicating they were concerned for […]

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‘Extreme Breeding’ Of One Arabian Sparks Controversy, Welfare Concerns

A somewhat unusually-built Arabian horse are sparking controversy and leading many horse owners to question “extreme breeding,” according to a report by The Guardian. Photos recently surfaced of a 9-month-old colt named El Rey Magnum, who reportedly has one of the most extreme dished faces veterinarians have ever seen. Reportedly worth “several million dollars,” the horse […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: To The Rescue In Puerto Rico

America has been hit hard by natural disasters over the past few months, but few places, if any, have felt Mother Nature’s wrath more than Puerto Rico. On September 20, in one fell swoop, everything collapsed. Not just trees, homes and other structures, but power grids, communications channels and dependable food and water sources. Not […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: A ‘Llama’ In Waiting

It was on August 2, 2012 that Alysse Jacobs first heard his name. She was working in Horsemen’s Relations for the New York Racing Association (NYRA) when a name on the entry list caught her eye. Making his first start was a Todd Pletcher trainee by the name of Notacatbutallama. “The name was so ridiculous […]

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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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View From The Eighth Pole: California Safety Initiative A Model To Follow

Racing in California has a lot of problems. In the last 10 years, Bay Meadows near San Francisco and Hollywood Park near Los Angeles have been closed for development. Land on which most racetracks, farms and training facilities sit is more valuable for other uses, whether residential or business. A 2011 increase in takeout designed […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Applying Lessons From Harvey To Hurricane Irma

Just as Texas and Louisiana are making the transition from rescue to recovery, our friends in Florida are buckling in for the test of their lives. It has been said that when nature is at its worst, humans are at their best. If Harvey has given us anything, it is a guide of how to […]

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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: 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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