KER Friday Video: Cleaning With Sharpie

“OTTBs are spooky,” said no equestrian ever.

By Shelby Allen.

Happy Thoroughbred Makeover Week! Hundreds of Thoroughbreds will show off their second careers this weekend at the Kentucky Horse Park. Four-star rider Elisa Wallace has a knack for helping horses transition to eventing, and her ride, Sharp Decision, who is owned by Susan Day, is among this weekend’s entries. He’s got an interesting warm-up tactic that’s been passed around the internet this week (He even got a shout on on Daily Mail).

This OTTB can also get serious, and showed that in his last competition outing this weekend at Stable View. Scroll down to ride along. Good luck to Sharpie, and all the special OTTBs in Kentucky this weekend!

To learn more about the Retired Racehorse Project’s Thoroughbred Makeover, click here.

Thoroughbreds sure do have an abundance of personality. Can’t wait to compete Sharpie at the Retired Racehorse Project Thoroughbred Makeover in just 10 days! Please share.

Posted by Elisa Wallace Eventing on Sunday, September 23, 2018

The WEG feed and forage team from Kentucky Equine Research is hard at work getting the first flights of horses set up. About 170 eventing, endurance, dressage, and reining horses have arrived on the venue so far. As horses arrive from abroad, they transfer from the airport to post-arrival quarantine on the venue. Most horses will require a delivery feed and forage to tide them over during the 42-hour quarantine. When the horse is released, anything brought into quarantine has to be disposed of, so a separate order of feed and forage needs to be available when they arrive at competition stabling. Fulfilling these double orders has the team hopping! Stay up-to-date with the latest from behind the scenes at WEG:

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