Warning: Keep this in mind before you give away your horse

I received the email below from someone in my area. I’ve removed the names mentioned as I cannot personally confirm what’s said but the story is all too familiar. In fact, a little more than a year ago, a woman at my barn almost gave her pony to someone like this for a dollar (When […]

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Passing the Butterfly Baton

As I mentioned yesterday, when I received the Butterfly Award, part of my responsibility was to choose at least one new recipient. I read several really cool horse blogs on a regular basis, but they’ve all received numerous awards. I decided to find at least one blog that deserved more recognition and which had not […]

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My Fly So Free Gelding

One of the fun parts of getting a thoroughbred off the track is that sometimes they have quite famous lineage, but just got the slow genes rather than the fast. It’s a thrill to ride a horse who’s father raced as a favorite in the 1991 Kentucky Derby (he came in 5th) and won some […]

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Trainer Rides to the Rescue

Please read this inspiring story about Lorita Lindeman, a trainer known at the track as the Angel of Suffolk Downs. It appeared in the Boston Globe on September 7th. Lindemann has been a force to be reckoned with when it comes from saving thoroughbreds from the Killer. She was one of the leaders in the […]

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Suffolk Downs Holds its Annual Showcase on Sunday

As racing begins to wind down for the season at Suffolk Downs, the number of horses that will need non-racing careers is beginning to rise. Given the uncertainty facing the economy, there will be more horses than ever who need a soft landing. If you are looking for a “prospect” or just a horse to […]

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Have you been Checking out Your Local CANTER Websites?

I know how many of you are addicted to that “eye candy”! Even all of us who need another horse like a hole in the head check those sites with religious fervor. If everyone who clicked on a CANTER site donated just $5 to their local organization, think how much it would benefit OTTBs all […]

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Tough as Nails and Ready for His Next Career

When I lived in Cleveland, I used a (well known) vet with a lot of race horse experience for PPEs. I watched while he vetted a horse that ran until he was 10 and had absolutely clean legs. He was clean as a whistle. This vet commented that horses that can stay that sound on […]

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More CANTER Eye Candy, Now in California

In June, CANTER (The Communication Alliance to Network Thoroughbred Ex-Racehorses) opened a new chapter in California. The chapter is currently working at Golden Gate Park and will expand to other tracks if needed. For all of us who are CANTER devotees, this offers yet another opportunity for looking at the “eye candy” of retiring racehorses. […]

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