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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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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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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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Seeking Contact: A Cow Pony’s Road To The Thoroughbred Makeover

Kristen Kovach and her OTTB Jobber Bill (Saffir – Healing Touch, by Dr. Carter) are aiming for the Retired Racehorse Project’s Thoroughbred Makeover in October at the Kentucky Horse Park. A multi-discipline horse show showcasing Thoroughbreds in second careers, the event has become a staple on many OTTB aficionados’ calendars. Kovach recently wrote about a […]

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