If the Triple Crown season has you thinking about Thoroughbreds, you’re not alone!
Springtime Thoroughbred events are on the rise, led by the Retired Racehorse Project’s incredibly popular Thoroughbreds For All! event, which just celebrated its second year at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day-Event.
More and more people are choosing retired racehorses to be their next riding companion. Are you considering adding an off-track Thoroughbred to your herd? Luckily, there is plenty of support out there for prospective Thoroughbred owners. You don’t have to worry about going it alone.
The aforementioned Retired Racehorse Project might just be the leaders in the new pack of off-track Thoroughbred support groups. Led by a long-time Thoroughbred enthusiast and eventers Steuart and Erin Pittman. This organization has been bringing retired racehorse training to the forefront with splashy programs like the Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium at Pimlico Racecourse.
At their website, readers can find articles on training, selecting Thoroughbreds, and even how horses live at the racetrack — invaluable when trying to acclimate your retired racehorse to a more leisurely riding stable life. There are also links and information to their Thoroughbred events like Thoroughbreds For All!, which includes training symposiums with top trainers from a multitude of disciplines. These popular events bring horse-people together for learning and socializing. The upcoming June event at the Davidsonville, Maryland farm even includes dinner, bluegrass music, and a winery tour.
Visit the Retired Racehorse Project at www.retiredracehorseproject.com to start learning more about retraining racehorses for riding and show. You might just be entering an exciting new chapter in your life, with a horse that is ready to do the same!