As an eventer based in Lexington, Kentucky — the heart of Thoroughbred country — Cathy Wieschhoff has plenty of experience with OTTBs.
Retired Racehorse Project caught up with Cathy, a three-time Rolex veteran, at the Kentucky Horse Park four-star last month to discuss her natural horsemanship approach to training.
Joining Cathy was her 2016 Thoroughbred Makeover horse, Title Contender aka “Sheldon.” The 2010 Kentucky-bred gelding (Pulpit – Winter Garden, by Roy) enjoyed an illustrious career on the track and was a multiple graded stakes winner, having earned $343,153 over the course of 27 starts. He was born at Town and Country Farm in Georgetown, which coincidentally is just about 20 miles from Cathy’s own Carriage Station Farm.
Cathy and Sheldon were one of five Thoroughbred Makeover demo participants who wowed audiences at Rolex on Friday afternoon. All of their work was done in a rope halter, both on the flat and jumping under saddle and in-hand — we can’t wait to watch this pair’s relationship continue to develop!
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