All Blog Posts Tagged 'racing' (15)

A Bit About Me and What I Do

I am 28 years old and have been working with Thoroughbred race horses since my college years. I have had a hand in nearly every aspect of the Thoroughbred industry, from breaking yearlings at Juddmonte Farms in Lexington, KY to working with mares and foals, to exercising flat horses as well as steeplechase horses, and working with horses in rehab.  In 2010, I found After the Races, a 501(c)3 that rehabilitates and rehomes Thoroughbred race horses while promoting the usefulness and…

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Added by Bonnie Hutton on November 27, 2013 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

Designs for your Favorite OTTB

Thanks to Natalie Keller Reinert and her wonderful blog Retired Racehorse I stumbled upon these wonderful saddle pads!  You can proudly display your horse is an OTTB every time you ride!  I ordered the white one and can't wait to get it!  I am hoping that they do other colors and keep adding to the collection.  They also will donate $5 to an OTTB charity.  Be sure to check them out!…

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Added by Jennifer L. on January 20, 2012 at 2:57pm — No Comments

Taylor-Made Christmas

I hope everyone had a wonderful and merry Christmas!  Taylor definitely was a good boy as Santa left him a stocking full of treats and not coal!  (I guess he forgave the couple of times he's tried to kick me recently-ha!).  I have spent a lot of time bonding with Taylor...a LOT.  Before I started his training, I spent my time grooming him and sitting with him.  I still love it when we have the chance to just hang out together.  With that said, he can read me.  Somehow he just knows when I…

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Added by Jennifer L. on January 20, 2012 at 2:57pm — No Comments

Transition

I brought Taylor to his new home at the end of June.  I am boarding him at a stable that has rolling hills, a nearby lake, and a pasture in a valley.  It's a beautiful place! 

Let's just say Taylor was not impressed in the beginning.  In fact, he was mad at me.  This summer has been brutally hot, and Taylor is not one that really enjoys the heat.  He is the horse you will always find in the shade, if he can find a patch.  Unfortunately, his transition pen at his new home didn't have…

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Added by Jennifer L. on January 20, 2012 at 2:56pm — No Comments

The Chosen Human

Taylor had been at Race Horse Reclaim Thoroughbred Rescue for a little over six months when I decided he was the one.  I had been volunteering for a few months so I was getting to know the horses and like any normal horse lover I loved them all.  However, my heart belonged to Taylor for he picked me as much as I picked him.  The first day I was there volunteering I was standing next to his pen watching…

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Added by Jennifer L. on January 20, 2012 at 2:55pm — No Comments

Two Ears Pricked

There is nothing in this world like a horse excited to see you.

 

Nothing.

 

Those two ears pricked forward right at you.  A soft nicker of greeting.  A velvet muzzle thrust into your hands.  For me, these small actions just make my heart swell with joy and love.  I love to walk toward my OTTB (off-track Thoroughbred) and watch those ears prick forward and his head raise.  I'm sure he knows there will be a treat involved at some point but I'm going to say it's all…

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Added by Jennifer L. on January 20, 2012 at 2:52pm — No Comments

My New Exracehorse Taylor

This is a former post on my blogHoofbeats Return

 

Sorry I have been bad about blogging recently, but I have had a lot going on.  The most important of which was my recent adoption of an exracehorse named Taylor.  Talk about falling in love!  It may really have been a classic example of love at first sight.  I volunteer at an exracehorse rescue…

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Added by Jennifer L. on January 20, 2012 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Second Careers for Ex-Race Horses - My Personal Mission Statement

After much information gathering, speaking to organization leaders, questioning the roles and authorities of racing hierarchy, I’ve realized I need to clarify my position on my own thoughts and goals.

Within every state, province, country and region, there are so many organizations with concepts of helping to resolve the issue of horse slaughter.  Each has its own individual perspective, each seeks funding for their program and unique concept.  We have rescues, adoptions, horse show…

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Added by Lois Keays on January 10, 2012 at 2:33pm — 1 Comment

Let's Hear It for the OTTBs!!

Saw this video of Silva Martin (eventer Boyd Martin's wife) on Eventing Nation.  She's doing a dressage freestyle on Sea Lord, an OTTB that was campaigned by eventers Boyd Martin and Philip Dutton, but was later turned over to Silva as a dressage prospect.



Check out Silva and…
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Added by Me & My Big Girl on June 28, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

Different Breeds in Racing

When horse racing comes to mind, a herd of running Thoroughbreds vying for first is usually what comes to mind. However, there are different types of races geared towards different breeds that are becoming more popular throughout Canada and the US.



Standardbreds



Standardbred racing is the second most prolific type of racing in North America. Horses pull small carts known as sulkies that are piloted by a jockey. They race in either a trot or pace. Except in continental… Continue

Added by The HorseLady Blog on March 18, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

The importance of the horse

“The greatest gift God gave mankind ------------- Was the Horse”

 

Horses are much more than a means of transport or beast ofburden they are integral to man discovering his purpose in life.

 

As a Christian woman I have always strived to live life withpurpose but discovering my purpose has been a life long…

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Added by Linda Finstad on January 9, 2011 at 2:08pm — No Comments

Paige Presents: This Week in Horse History - August 2nd Through August 8th

Week of August 2nd Through August 8th





August 3rd, 1863 - Saratoga Racecourse opened in Saratoga Springs, New York. The opening meet was

organized by John Morrisey, John Hunter, William Travers, and Leonard Jerome.

Because it was so successful, it was repeated the following year, and was moved

across a street so that the…

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Added by Paige Cerulli on August 2, 2010 at 8:00am — No Comments

Paige Presents: This Week in Horse History - July 19th Through July 25th

Week of July 19th Through July 25th



 



July 20th, 1946 - Misty of Chincoteague, the mare after which Marguerite Henry wrote her famous book, was born. Misty was born on Assateague Island and was a palomino pinto

with a marking in the shape of the United States on her side. Marguerite

Henry traveled to Chincoteague in search of inspiration for a children’s…

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Added by Paige Cerulli on July 19, 2010 at 7:30am — No Comments

Of teeth and speed

Talk about falling off the wagon! Last week, the train derailed! Robin and I skipped our very first ride together on Monday – it was cold, and windy and raining early in the day, so we opted to miss this one time. I was also sick on Easter – woke up with a headache and nausea – it may have been my first experience with a migraine – so I was very worn out on Monday. Well, Tuesday, I…

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Added by Monica Whitmer on April 12, 2010 at 11:25am — No Comments

"What It Takes To Be Jockey" by Frank Lovato Jr

What It Takes To Be A Jockey



By Frank Lovato Jr.

(Aug. 2008)



For many youngsters who feel the need for speed via horseback, the idea of becoming a thoroughbred jockey seems the perfect solution. I get so many kids each year that come to me looking for some sort of advice and direction into this career of being a… Continue

Added by Frankie & the Equicizer on November 25, 2009 at 8:30pm — 2 Comments

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