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Retraining the OTTB – Interview with Lindsey Partridge

Retraining the OTTB – Interview with Lindsey Partridge

We caught up with three time RRP Thoroughbred Makeover champion Lindsey Partridge to learn about her horsemanship and training practices with off-track Thoroughbreds. Partridge may be best known for her Florida-bred retired Thoroughbred racehorse Here Comes Adri who accompanied her into her hotel in Lexington, Kentucky. It’s the versatility of… Read more »

Adoption Contracts: Screening Potential OTTB Adopters a Necessity for Rescue Organizations

Adoption Contracts: Screening Potential OTTB Adopters a Necessity for Rescue Organizations

At Thoroughbred Adoption Network, potential adopters frequently ask us: Why are adoption applications contacts so cumbersome? Potential adopters (and even some involved in thoroughbred aftercare) ponder if it is worthwhile to screen adopters so thoroughly. Adopters argue that every horse that’s rehomed allows for another to be rescued, so it… Read more »

Thoroughbred Adoption Network Speaks With New Vocations

Thoroughbred Adoption Network Speaks With New Vocations

The Thoroughbred Adoption Network’s Diana Pikulski had the great pleasure of speaking with Sarah Coleman, Director of Public and Community Relations for New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program about their upcoming All Thoroughbred Horse Show and TIP Championships at the Kentucky Horse Park on September 7-9. The Thoroughbred Incentive Program (TIP)… Read more »

Retraining the older OTTB: Q & A with Julie Baker, founder of Healing Arenas

Retraining the older OTTB: Q & A with Julie Baker, founder of Healing Arenas

By Diana Pikulski, Editor, thoroughbredadoption.com Often, when we talk about thoroughbred aftercare, we focus on retraining relatively young thoroughbred racehorses, recently off the track. But some rescued/retired OTTBs needed more time off after racing or were turned out because there was no one available to retrain them. We know that… Read more »

Rick Violette Discusses Aftercare Progress and the Road Forward

Rick Violette Discusses Aftercare Progress and the Road Forward

By Diana Pikulski, Editor, Thoroughbred Adoption Network For more than 30 years, the thoroughbred racing industry has had various starts and stops in addressing the racehorse aftercare issue on a comprehensive basis. Charitable organizations were hard at work and raised awareness but it wasn’t until after the filly Eight Belles broke… Read more »