OTTB

Kris Covert Elliot

Never Count Out a Rescue Horse

How a rescued Thoroughbred helped rekindle a love of horses for a busy amateur

Holly Payne Santino Fair Hill Oct 2017

Thoroughbreds are Made for Eventing

Top eventer Holly Payne Caravella explains why she prefers American Thoroughbreds, most of whom are off the racetrack, and how she finds and retrains them for her sport.

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How Do I Keep My Horse’s Head Down in Transitions?

A rider switching from hunters to dressage with her off-the-track Thoroughbred finds trouble with transitions. FEI dressage trainer and competitor Mary Flood offers some helpful suggestions.

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Rediscovering Riding Off the Track: Rosie Napravnik

Former jockey Rosie Napravnik is dedicated to promoting OTTBs in second careers and even rides her own in eventing.

The galloping and speed work involved in racing create muscling over the horse's topline that looks and feels tighter than on a typical riding horse. © Frank Sorge/arnd.nl

Are My Horse's Spookiness and Stiffness Connected?

U.S. Eventing Association certified instructor Steuart Pittman Jr. explains how a horse's stiffness and spookiness can be related.