For Thoroughbred Fans

Last year, I wrote a post about my admiration for Thoroughbreds at

Gotta Love Those OTTB’s

This week I was thrilled to find in my mailbox the Fall 2021 issue of Off-Track Thoroughbred Magazine, a production of the Retired Racehorse Project.

I really can’t say enough good things about Off-Track. Even if like me you don’t have a Thoroughbred of your own, many of the articles are applicable to working with any breed. This season’s issue covers topics like how to have a positive ride, coping with a cold-backed horse and groundwork exercises to teach your horse to better yield to pressure.

The issue reaches me right before the start of the Thoroughbred Makeover, October 12-17, 2021 at the Kentucky Horse Park. I love what the Retired Racehorse Project is doing through this event.

“The Retired Racehorse Project, a 501(c)3 charitable organization, created the Thoroughbred Makeover to showcase the trainability and talent of off-track Thoroughbreds. The competition is intended to inspire good trainers to become involved in transitioning these horses to second careers, and the National Symposium serves to educate the people involved in the care, training, and sale of these horses to responsible owners.”

From the Thoroughbred Makeover website

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5 thoughts on “For Thoroughbred Fans

  1. Ooh, I didn’t know there was a magazine for OTTB’s ~ I’ll have to check it out! One of these year’s I want to attend the thoroughbred makeover in Kentucky, but as a spectator. And since I own a OTTB, this info is wonderful! Thank you for sharing! ❤️🐴❤️

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    1. I figured you’d have a special appreciation for Thoroughbreds! 🙂 I’ve always wanted to attend one of the makeover events, be it with the Thoroughbreds, Mustangs or rescue horses. I like the concept and the attention it brings to horses. I imagine you’d enjoy the magazine too. I just got done highlighting sentences out of several of the articles, tearing out the pages and adding them to my training files notebook for future reference. Such great information, whether you have a OTTB or not.

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  2. My second horse when I was a teen was an OTTB.I came off him once a week for the first month. But then I learned how to understand where he was coming from and how to explain things to him . He was a lovely fellow.

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    1. Those sensitive type of horses certainly have something to teach us that is different from their more sedate brethren. I am sure your OTTB contributed to making you the rider that you are today. Your current horse, Biasini, gets to benefit from that. Lovely how our old horses can live on in us that way.

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      1. I agree.That OTTB taught me a lot about staying on and staying upright! When I first got Biasini he used to spook on a regular basis and those riding memories served me well from back in the day! Now Biasini is older and trusts me so he rarely spooks .

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