equine welfare

Lead Pony 101 Presented By Nupafeed: Learning To Lead

Last week the Paulick Report introduced a bay Thoroughbred gelding named “Trajan,” observing the process as the 4-year-old began his transition from a racing career to that of a lead pony. Trey immediately proved his disposition and sensibility make him an ideal candidate for the job, and the kind-eyed youngster picked up on his early […]

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International Forum For The Aftercare Of Racehorses Concludes First Meeting

International advocates for equine aftercare emphasized owner responsibility and humane treatment in addition to sharing insights on retirement programs for horses whose racing or breeding careers have ended during the two day International Forum for the Aftercare of Racehorses (IFAR), which held its first conference in Washington, D.C., on May 17 and 18, 2017. The […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: The Summer Camp Life

Summer camp can be a life-changing experience for a child. Often it is the first time they’ve been away from their family for a prolonged period other than school and the experience can play a key role in helping them find their identity. At Forrestel Riding Camp, an international all-girls overnight English riding camp between […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Teaching And Learning

Last Sunday during the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, the Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center, a retraining and adoption facility for retired Thoroughbred racehorses, took full advantage of a prime location on the Kentucky Horse Park grounds to showcase the facility and horses to the masses at the inaugural Omelette and Mimosa Brunch.  In addition to brunch, the event […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Don’t Discount The ‘War Horse’

All too often Thoroughbred trainer, off-track Thoroughbred agent and OTTB advocate Mary Tate hears the same description from clients looking to purchase a horse off the racetrack as a riding or competition mount.  “We’re looking for something between the ages of three and five years old with less than 20 starts,” horse shoppers tell her […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: A Rescue Of ‘Hopes And Dreams’

Serene Queen was a blue collar horse through and through. While she raced almost exclusively in the claiming ranks, she earned her keep and then some, banking nearly $240,000 in her 50-race career. While her 49th race in January of 2015 saw her visit the winner’s circle for the 14th time, it also resulted in […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Introducing US Equestrian

Earlier this year, the United States Equestrian Federation, best known as the national governing body for all non-racing equestrian sports, launched a rebranding campaign that included an update to their name and signature logo. Now known as US Equestrian, the rebranding is aimed at engaging horse enthusiasts of all types and at all levels, giving everyone […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: TAA Takes Flight Into New Year

Before the awards were handed out for the best racehorses in North America at the 46th annual Eclipse Awards this year, a live auction for a “Saratoga Shuttle” private charter flight courtesy of Luxair Jets was held in front of the packed crowd. The Gulfstream IV private charter flight between Lexington, Ky., and Saratoga Springs, […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Second Stride And Good Retirement Planning

The Greater Louisville-based aftercare organization Second Stride had a banner year in 2016, adopting out 147 horses – more than any other year since the group’s inception in 2005. That number includes the typical younger geldings and fillies/mares retired from racing and sent directly to the organization for retraining and placement. It also includes colts […]

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New Protocols, More Tests: Fair Grounds EHV-1 Outbreak ‘At Least A 45-Day Process’

As the first group of barns at the Fair Grounds Race Course near the end of their state-mandated equine herpesvirus quarantines, the Louisiana Department of Agriculture has been working to define the procedures which will allow those barns to be released from quarantine. Following a meeting earlier in the week between horsemen, USDA representatives, veterinarians, […]

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