The off-track Thoroughbreds from last year’s Retired Racehorse Training Project Thoroughbred Makeover showed off their new skills at the Maryland Horse World Expo last weekend. Sara Sopher rode her horse Thane, with trainer Nuno Santos assisting; Alissa Ogburn rode her horse Governor Jack; and Amber Longreen rode her horse Same As Always. Jimmy Wofford judged the group on the training progress they have made since the Makeover concluded last fall.
Having attended the RRTP sessions at the Maryland Horse World Expo before, I can vouch for the fact that the arena they hold these sessions in is really cramped and spooky, with a low ceiling and hundreds of people piled around the outside. It says a lot that these horses always handle the atmosphere so well. Go OTTBs!