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Why You Should Consider An OTTB

  • Gretchen Foels
  • Sep 8, 2021
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As the horse racing season comes to an end at many tracks, you may notice some ads for off-the-track Thoroughbreds. Abbreviated as OTTB, these horses retire from racing for a number of reasons. They may have been too slow and not interested in running or sustained an injury that has ended their career. Many are…

Finding a Trainer is like Finding a Therapist

Every equestrian has different needs when it comes to these main necessities, and this is the reason why there are so many professionals, small farm trainers, and people who have a passion for horses who can help a beginner. 

It is important to keep in mind that the right trainer…

IT TAKES A VILLAGE TO BUILD A GREAT HORSEWOMAN 

The Beginning 
As a little girl, I didn’t know what it meant to be a horsewoman, I just knew I loved horses! Some of my earliest memories are of standing on the couch by the window so I could watch the neighbor’s horses run around their field. Aside from a…

Back to School Style: Equestrian Edition

For us here in Ohio, that signals one thing: School is Coming. Thousands of students await their first day of the school year, some anxious, some nervous, and some excited, but all are waiting in anticipation of what this year will bring.

While I can’t tell you how this year…

What to Expect When Buying Horse Stalls

Buying horse stalls is not the easiest process and there’s a lot that goes into the planning process. We will discuss everything you need to expect when buying horse stalls, from start to finish, including:

 

Choosing Horse Stalls

Delivery Options

Packaging Horse Stalls

Tracking Your Order

Setting Up Delivery

Motherhood and Horses

Motherhood is a wonderful gift. There’s nothing more life-changing than welcoming your first child into the world. As an equestrian, you may be wondering how you’ll manage to ride and care for a newborn. It may not be easy, but it’s possible if you’re determined and have support. Many…

Equestrian Events at the Tokyo Olympics

This year’s equestrian events in the Olympics were more memorable than ever! With difficulties from COVID-19, the Games are running a year later than normal. They’re in full force now though! The opening ceremony took place on July 23, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. A record number of teams and…

Bosal Basics

It reminded me of the true connection that lies between a horse and rider. One that cannot be found between a bit and the hands, but instead between the hearts of both the horse to rider. I still own my first bosal and ride in it frequently. It is…

Round Pen Exercises for Seasoned Horses

After all, many a horse was started in a round pen. However, round pens can also be useful for even the most seasoned of horses. It works especially well for improving ground manners or strengthening the bond between the horse and the rider. 

Here are a few exercises you can…

Top Horse Magazines for Kids and Adults

Most equestrians love to read and learn more about their beloved animals. Horse magazines offer a fun way to expand your knowledge and stay up-to-date on the latest equine news. There is a variety available that focuses on English and western riding, different age groups, and general horse care….