It’s now March, which means that Retired Racehorse Project’s Thoroughbred Makeover is starting to really ramp up now. Trainers have chosen their horses, and the beginning of a new career is well underway! It helps that we are starting to get a hint of spring up here in the north, which means it is time to start leaving the arena … before the fields turn into mud.
We’ve got a healthy serving of Thoroughbred news to serve up for you today, including our “Weekly OTTB Wishlist, Presented by Cosequin” and an announcement about the 2019 recipients of the inaugural Thoroughbred Makeover “Give Back to Go Scholarship,” awarded by the Daignault Family Foundation. Be sure to follow along with the Makeover trainers who are blogging about their journeys for EN: Lindsey Burns, Hillary McMichael, Clare Mansmann.
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Your Wednesday News & Notes
The national eventing organization is working diligently to work out the bugs on their new website. Sound familiar? It’s not the USEA this time, but British Eventing that is working through the growing pains that come with a complete website overhaul. They urge you to reach out with any bugs you find. [British Eventing Working Around the Clock]
If you haven’t seen this video, drop everything and watch to the end. We’ve all been at events with loose horses but this one really takes a liking to Imogen Murray and her ride, dashing through their ring several times. The pair plays it super cool….I hope the judge gave that horse a 10 for submission. [Loose Horse in Dressage]
It’s good to be reminded that sometimes training a horse needs to be about the process and not the destination. It can be tough with a youngster who just seems to want develop slower than their peers. You watch your fellow competitors jump up the levels, running prelim by the time the horses are six while you’re still hoping to make the big move up to Novice at the end of their 8 year old year. But horses develop at their own pace and it’s important to keep that in mind. [Managing Expectations]
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