Jen Roytz

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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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Shopping The Thoroughbred Makeover

This past weekend, while Lexingtonians and out-of-towners alike were reveling in horseracing culture at its best at Keeneland with opening weekend festivities, a different celebration was taking place just a few miles away at the Kentucky Horse Park. There, hundreds of former racehorses from all over the U. S. and Canada converged to take part […]

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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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Six Takeaways From The 51st Annual IFHA Conference

The International Federation of Horseracing Authorities held its 51st annual conference in Paris on Monday with a focus on Thoroughbred aftercare, uniform rules, international wagering, and racetrack improvements. If you weren’t in Paris for the event, here are a few takeaways: Aftercare wasn’t always an uncomfortable topic for breeders – it was once a faux […]

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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: 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: 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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