The sport of horseracing is receiving a lot of negative press. Based on the narrative of mainstream media, it seems like injuries are at an all-time high. However, reporters fail to mention that the safety of the sport has improved over the past several years. These improvements can be contributed in part to proactive programs… Continue reading Seven Things They Don’t Want You To Know About The Jockey Club
Ever read an advertisement for a horse that leaves you scratching your head? Aramis says "HA! That's funny!" For Sale: Own daughter of Tiznow. She was born on my farm and is the only baby her mother ever had. Her brothers and sisters have won a lot of money racing. She is a solid colt… Continue reading Misused Terms That Make Every Horse Cringe
Last week the $1.5 million Pink Buckle Barrel Race was held at Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Oklahoma. This unique Open 4D and Futurity intends to increase the quantity and quality of barrel horses sired by Pink Buckle stallions. Currently, there are over forty stallions enrolled in the program. Horses by Pink Buckle stallions with… Continue reading Top Pink Buckle Stallions Are More Thoroughbred Than Quarter Horse
The Ranch Work division at the Retired Racehorse Project Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium combines a Ranch Riding Pattern and a Ranch Trail test. During the trail test horses could encounter several obstacles typically found on ranches including gates, bridges, logs, and cattle. Horses are judged on their willingness to move forward and responsiveness to… Continue reading Makeover Watchlist: Ranch Work
The Dressage division at the Retired Racehorse Project Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium includes Western Dressage as an option this year. Competitors will complete their choice of USEF Training Level Test 2 or Western Dressage Association of America Basic Level Test 1 and perform a five-minute demonstration ride to showcase their horse’s training progress. The… Continue reading Makeover Watchlist: [Western] Dressage
Foaled in Texas in 1976, Fol's Native is still influential to this day.
Ever wonder what it is like to be a racehorse? Racehorses are trained according to individualized schedules that steadily increase their fitness and capacity to handle the stresses of racing. Below, we have detailed a typical day, week, month, and year in the life of a racehorse. - a day in the life of a… Continue reading A Day in the Life of a Racehorse