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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: The Gentle Approach Of Square Peg

“Autists are the ultimate square pegs, and the problem with pounding a square peg into a round hole is not that the hammering is hard work. It’s that you’re destroying the peg.” – Paul Collins, author of Not Even Wrong: A Father’s Journey into the Lost History of Autism In the town of Half Moon, […]

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Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Announces Accreditation Of 34 Organizations

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance announced today that 34 Thoroughbred aftercare organizations have been awarded accreditation effective immediately. The list of 34 organizations includes 27 that were re-accredited and seven that have received accreditation for the first time. The TAA, the only accrediting body in Thoroughbred aftercare, now has a network of 70 accredited organizations with […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Ponying Off The Track

Tom and Clare Mansmann have a knack for off-track Thoroughbreds, there’s no question about that. At their Pacific Farms, Inc., an equestrian facility in Middleburg, Va., specializing in lessons, boarding, showing and sales, they transition off-track Thoroughbreds into everything from eventers and hunter/jumpers to fox hunters, trail horses and more and are often sought out […]

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FTBOA, Ocala Jockey Club Announce $1,000 Award For Eventing OTTBs

The Ocala Jockey Club International 3-Day Event organizers and the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders’ & Owners’ Association (FTBOA) have teamed up to announce a new award created to highlight the success of retired racehorses in second careers. The $1,000 award will go to the top-placed Florida-connected horse and rider competing in the Three-Day Event at Ocala […]

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Q and A: How To Feed An Underweight Horse

In a recent question and answer column on TheHorse.com, a reader asked veterinarian Dr. Clair Thunes, PhD about the best ways to put weight on an off-track Thoroughbred she recently adopted. The horse, says the reader, is selective in what it wants to eat and is generally disinterested in hay and pellets. Thunes, who is […]

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Rescheduled Totally Thoroughbred Horse Show Set For Sunday, Oct. 7

The rescheduled Totally Thoroughbred Horse Show presented by Beyond the Wire will take place Sunday, Oct. 7 beginning at 8 a.m. in the infield at legendary Pimlico Race Course. Now in its seventh year, the show was postponed from his original July 7 date due to heavy rains in the weeks leading up to the […]

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Twenty-Year-Old Therapy Horse Named Thoroughbred Of The Year By T.I.P.

The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.) today announced the recipients of its two non-competition awards, the T.I.P. Thoroughbred of the Year Award and the T.I.P. Young Rider of the Year Award, for 2018. The Thoroughbred of the Year Award recognizes a Thoroughbred that has excelled in a non-competitive career, such as equine-assisted therapy or […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: ‘The Toughest Off-Track Horse’ Finds Her Way

Just like humans, every horse is different. They react differently to situations, they learn things in different ways and they express themselves in a nuanced and unique fashion. As we’ve covered in this column time and time again, Thoroughbreds can often make a successful and relatively easy transition from racing to riding or showing. They […]

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‘Hoedown For Horses’ At Del Mar To Benefit CARMA Aftercare Program

Embracing the Wild West roots of the Golden state, California Retirement Management Account (CARMA), a nonprofit dedicated to Thoroughbred aftercare, will host its 11th annual CARMAcares fundraiser on Sunday, July 22 at Del Mar Racetrack. Funds raised from ‘Hoedown for Horses’ will directly benefit the organization’s one-of-kind placement program and its grant process. At the […]

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Totally Thoroughbred Horse Show Rescheduled For October 7

The seventh annual Totally Thoroughbred Horse Show, presented by Beyond the Wire, has been rescheduled to Saturday, Oct. 7 at legendary Pimlico Race Course. The show has been moved from its original date of July 7 due to heavy rains the past month. Please not that Canter for the Cause will take place on Pimlico’s […]

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