With The Makeover being just over a month away, we are all busy preparing our OTTBs for their final outings, and polishing up areas that need improvement. Kelly Giunta and Robbie Jones are headed to...» Read More!
Recently, I’ve been noticing a pattern across-the-board on social media platforms as well as in equestrian articles in regards to how training horses is being portrayed....» Read More!
For trainers accepted to the hybrid 2020/2021 Retired Racehorse Project’s Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium, presented by Thoroughbred Charities of America, the work continues after a weird last year. The 2021 event will take place at...» Read More!
Ah, the trials and tribulations of training a baby Thoroughbred! Over the past few months, all six of our RRP horses have experienced small setbacks of some sort or another...» Read More!
Today, we’re meeting a team of four trainers from Dappir Ridge Eventing in Charlottesville, Virginia....» Read More!
CANTER has announced a new partnership with the Old Glory Legacy Foundation (OGLF) in Wagram, North Carolina that will help rehome ex-racehorses...» Read More!
As part of the Thoroughbred Aftercare movement, CANTER has watched the transformation of endless horses as they leave the racetrack to embark on new adventures. Some horses make the transition seamlessly, others find the sport...» Read More!
When I first signed on to be a CANTER Volunteer, I had little interest in horse racing. I’m embarrassed to say my head was filled with negative stereotypes of what life on the backside of...» Read More!
CANTER bridges the gap between the race and sport world; we offer a safe outlet for retiring ex-racehorses and an opportunity for sport and pleasure riders to find quality prospects well below their market value,...» Read More!
With the holidays right around the corner, it’s a great time to be looking for your next prospect. Who doesn’t love buying themselves a Christmas present with four legs? Whether you’re looking for a fun...» Read More!
Sue Smith recently brought us a three-part series on selecting your next OTTB (Read Parts One, Two, and Three), and she’s back with another article on common reasons why OTTBs are often overlooked when shopping at...» Read More!
Sue Smith recently brought us a three-part series on selecting your next OTTB (Read Parts One, Two, and Three), and she’s kindly offered another article on common reasons why OTTBs are often overlooked when shopping...» Read More!
We’ll jump right into it this week with our OTTB wishlist, as we’ve got a special guy first up who desperately needs a new home before the winter sets in. Battering Ram, known in the...» Read More!
When we think about purchasing a new horse, we often focus on finding the “perfect” horse, envisioning your new partner in the career of your choice, excelling in what you enjoy most. But wait —...» Read More!
With so many OTTB listings to sort through each week, the chinchillas are starting a savings account to take home all of the horses they love. While we aren’t quite sure they know exactly what...» Read More!
I dread clothes shopping, preferring to scrub toilets over trying on formal wear. I’m that person who immediately becomes disoriented when I walk in a store, paralyzed by options and disgusted by the thought of...» Read More!
The time has come for us to check our savings accounts and the number of empty stalls in our barns, figuring out if there’s a way to add a new horse to the herd. We’ve...» Read More!
Without fail, every Saturday when I’m on my way to the racetrack there is that moment when the track comes into view, I can see the horses training … and my heart flutters. The allure...» Read More!
Seeking out ads for ex-racehorses who are ready to move onto their next careers is most definitely not the worst task one could be assigned. What is difficult is not picking up the phone and...» Read More!
Kelly Utter wrote this blog for CANTER Mid-Atlantic on her own site, where she chronicles the journeys of various retired racehorses. Kelly is a volunteer and board member with CANTER and tries to bring the racehorse...» Read More!