What Does My OTTB Already Know?

With RRP trainer applications open, the search is on for that one perfect Makeover mount! Your partner for the next 10 months and the one to take you to the Kentucky Horse Park and beyond! As the RRP Thoroughbred Makeover grows in popularity, so does the amount of potential trainers vying for a piece of …

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Being “Made Over” for the Makeover

This blog was started to chronicle a common goal over the last few years of my life - to make it to the Retired Racehorse Project's Thoroughbred Makeover. To successfully take a horse off the track and retrain it for a specific discipline in 10 months' time. To be a part of the change in …

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The Expecting Eventer – Showing While Showing

Being a young professional trying to make a name for myself in the horse capital of the country, seeing those two pink lines completely turned my world upside down. What I thought was never in the cards, or years down the road (you know, once I was an established adult) quickly became my new reality. …

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Managing Negative Emotions in the Saddle

For most riders, the barn is their happy place. The saddle, a spot to de-stress and enjoy life. But as with any sport, striving for perfection or working to obtain specific goals can result in anxiety, frustration and even anger. However, unlike other sports, an equestrian's partner is not an inanimate object but a living, …

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Be a Good Buyer – Top 5 Questions NOT to Ask Sellers!

Horse shopping is no easy task. As much fun as buying a horse sounds, it can quickly become a stressful journey trying to navigate thousands of sale ads, gaze over hundreds of photos and videos and try to make a judgement call about which of the dozens and dozens of horses available may suit your …

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