Aftercare Spotlight

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: Well-Rounded With ‘Wonderful Rhythm’

Equestrian and racehorse breeder/owner Nikki Fry is as well-rounded of a Kentucky horsewoman as they come. She and her husband own and operate Lexington-based Template Farm, located along picturesque Paris Pike. There, they breed and raise their own Thoroughbreds, and before they make their way to the racetrack, Fry gives them their first lessons under […]

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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: A Lifetime Of Love And Horses

Typically this column features stories of Thoroughbreds and the after-the-track care they receive (and the lives they go on to lead) thanks to their committed caretakers. This, however, is a much different type of aftercare story, but one I think will resonate with readers just as much. This is not about Thoroughbreds, or even about […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: ‘Down The Road,’ Then Out Of Sight

What happens when you try in earnest to do the right thing for a horse you love, but something still goes wrong? Your attempt at finding him a soft spot to land when his racing career concludes turns to a desperate search for his whereabouts, due not to your own indifference for his well-being, but […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Horses Giving Back

Often when human athletes retire from professional sports, their next career is in some way related to the sport they love. Even more often, these former players are passionately committed to giving back to a sport that gave them so much, volunteering their time and pursuing opportunities that will positively impact the next generation and […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: New Beginnings

Great things can happen when people work together. That is the story behind New Beginnings Thoroughbreds, a racehorse aftercare organization based in Howell, N.J., that retrains and adopts out Thoroughbreds from area racetracks and farms. It is also the story behind the Above and Beyond 4-H Drill Team, who is set to perform at the […]

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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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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: A Lasting First-Timers’ Bond

If you’re interested in horses long enough, you will eventually have a select group of horses from your past that, for whatever reason, hold a special meaning. It could be the first horse you ever rode, owned or bred. Maybe it’s a horse that taught you an important lesson. It could even be a horse […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: The Future Of Equine Genetics?

Thanks to innovations in science over the past several decades, genomic testing and profiling has become accessible to the masses. Services like 23andMe and Ancestry.com allow customers to learn about their ethnicity, pre-dispositions to disease, biologic tendencies and more, simply by submitting a saliva sample via mail or at a doctor’s office. Stop and think […]

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