Horse Welfare

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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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: ‘Saddle Seeks Horse’

When you’ve got yourself a good horse, you want the world to know. Susan Friendland-Smith sure does, and through her award-winning blog, “Saddle Seeks Horse,” she shares him with the world. Friedland-Smith is the proud owner of Tiz a Knight, or “Knight,” a son of dual Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Tiznow. Tiz a Knight was […]

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Crazy Canterbury Race: Jockeys’ ‘Masterful Work’ Avoids Disaster With Loose Horse

Canterbury Park track announcer Paul Allen has called some 25,000 races, and he said he’s never seen anything like the fifth race on Sunday. The drama began in the maiden claimer for fillies and mares when one horse, Lil’ Red Devil, flipped in the gate and was scratched. Then another horse in the field, Show, bolted and […]

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LARC Mantiene Su Compromiso Con El Hipismo Este Sábado En El Sir Barton Stakes

Por segundo año consecutivo, el Latin American Racing Channel (LARC) será patrocinador del Sir Barton Stakes, carrera con $100,000 en premios a disputarse el mismo día del Preakness, Mayo 20, además de que entregarán un cheque por $30,000 a la fundación Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) como parte de su contínuo compromiso con la industria del […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: The Summer Camp Life

Summer camp can be a life-changing experience for a child. Often it is the first time they’ve been away from their family for a prolonged period other than school and the experience can play a key role in helping them find their identity. At Forrestel Riding Camp, an international all-girls overnight English riding camp between […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Teaching And Learning

Last Sunday during the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, the Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center, a retraining and adoption facility for retired Thoroughbred racehorses, took full advantage of a prime location on the Kentucky Horse Park grounds to showcase the facility and horses to the masses at the inaugural Omelette and Mimosa Brunch.  In addition to brunch, the event […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Don’t Discount The ‘War Horse’

All too often Thoroughbred trainer, off-track Thoroughbred agent and OTTB advocate Mary Tate hears the same description from clients looking to purchase a horse off the racetrack as a riding or competition mount.  “We’re looking for something between the ages of three and five years old with less than 20 starts,” horse shoppers tell her […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: A Rescue Of ‘Hopes And Dreams’

Serene Queen was a blue collar horse through and through. While she raced almost exclusively in the claiming ranks, she earned her keep and then some, banking nearly $240,000 in her 50-race career. While her 49th race in January of 2015 saw her visit the winner’s circle for the 14th time, it also resulted in […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Introducing US Equestrian

Earlier this year, the United States Equestrian Federation, best known as the national governing body for all non-racing equestrian sports, launched a rebranding campaign that included an update to their name and signature logo. Now known as US Equestrian, the rebranding is aimed at engaging horse enthusiasts of all types and at all levels, giving everyone […]

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