An OTTB rescue success story

Great article yesterday on the New York Times Racing Blog about Philotimo, an OTTB who was rescued from a neglect situation. Glad to see the good news stories featured — a soft landing for the gelding and responsible former racing owners who stepped up to the plate and helped fund his rehab. Of course, there’s […]

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Sheldon finds his forward gear

One of the great puzzles about Sheldon has been his reluctance to go forward. I’ve restarted a few OTTBs and one thing they always had was a well established “go” button. Given his long and successful racing career, I knew that Sheldon had to have one too. I suspect that something must have happened to […]

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Starting with Sheldon

During the 10 days that Sheldon has been here I’ve letting him settle and not asking too much of him. Partly, it was an issue of time. Three hunts and Thanksgiving didn’t leave me much extra. Partly it was caution. I missed so many hunts this season that I wasn’t taking any chances by riding […]

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It’s time for the Annual Suffolk Downs Showcase

If you are thinking about picking up a project horse for the winter, don’t miss CANTER New England’s 7th Annual Suffolk Showcase on Sunday, October 14, 8:30 AM – Noon at Suffolk Downs racecourse. The Suffolk Showcase presents a unique opportunity for those interested in buying a horse to view approximately 80 horses all in […]

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Freedom and I Survive our First Hunt – and had Fun!

Yesterday was the first day of the fall hunting season and the first hunt ever for my OTTB, Freedom on the Wind. I’ve had Freedom now for about 2 1/2 years. He came to me as a foster for CANTER NE. I had empty stall syndrome. I had just sold a “project horse” and hadn’t […]

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