Aftercare Spotlight

Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Thoroughbred Makeover Bridges Gap Between On-Track And Off

It was hard to be at the Kentucky Horse Park this past week and not be inspired by all that surrounded you. There, hundreds of Thoroughbreds, all with eight months or less of retraining since their last race or published work, showed off their new skills, doing everything from jumping and running with hounds through […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Wet Weather Woes

How’s the weather where you are? If you answered “wet,” you’re in the same boat as much of the rest of the country…and that boat may come in handy with all of this rain! Rain can wreak havoc in a number of ways; it can also do a number on your horse, and if that […]

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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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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: The Perseverance Of A ‘Gentleman Pirate’

Every horse person has their “heart horse.” It’s that horse for which there is no equal, at least in your eyes. To you, that horse is your absolute one, your favorite beyond all others. It’s a horse that, for whatever reason, you connected with on a deeper level than you even knew was possible.  If […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Mr. Wilson A Teacher For The Ages

Everyone needs a good teacher. Even those brave souls who ride racehorses on a daily basis needed to start somewhere and hone their craft. The same goes for horses, who before they achieved greatness going full-tilt, often learned how to jog and gallop around a training track alongside a reliable partner. Through setting good examples […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Tips And Tricks For Making Horses Look Their Best

If you think about it, there are a lot of people in the pre-track and off-track worlds who are operating on parallel paths this time of year. With September barreling toward us, sales consignors and breeding farms throughout Kentucky and around the country are preparing their yearlings for the Keeneland September and Fasig-Tipton October yearling […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: You’re Using That Thoroughbred For What?!

Thoroughbreds can excel at anything, I truly believe that. So often after racing they’re asked to perform over jumps on the cross-country course, in the dressage ring or on the polo field. They enjoy having a job and a routine, and time and time again they prove to be incredibly adaptable to new challenges and […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: For The Love Of Smarty Jones And Shackleford

It was 2011 when Susan Harmon joined the Facebook community. What drove her to do so wasn’t to reconnect with childhood friends or keep a public journal of her day-to-day happenings, but rather to follow the on-track exploits of the sport’s top horses and keep up with the progeny of sires.  It wasn’t long before […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Going The Distance

Thoroughbreds are typically bred for speed, and often the question asked is “can they go the distance?” Can a horse stretch out from carrying their speed a few furlongs in morning workouts to a mile, 1 1/8 miles, 1 1/4 miles or more in a race? For a young gray filly named Casey’s Lear, her […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: An ‘All-Around Horse’ With A Side Hustle

Recently studies have shown that today’s professionals – especially those in their 20s, 30s and 40s – often have more than one source of income. Commonly referred to as having a “side hustle,” these budding entrepreneurs do everything from waiting tables and tending bar to designing websites, starting small retail business, baking…even writing a weekly […]

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