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Proverbs: Britany & Kittie

Training an OTTB is a study in literary proverbs… That sounds like a proverb in and of itself. Check out Britany Chism’s progress with her Retired Racehorse Project Thoroughbred Makeover hopeful, Itybityquikasakity.

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Op-Ed: The Horse Transport for Slaughter Amendment to Infrastructure Bill

“For the sake of horses, let’s get 90 percent of the loaf rather than nothing at all. We must continue to introduce new ideas utilizing ingenuity and creativity – that’s the only way we’ll be able to finally bring an end to the status quo and to horse slaughter.”

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Staying in Our Lane: Michelle & Peewee

“As I’m sure others can relate, I struggle with feeling like we are not where we should be … I am grateful for the supportive environment that the Retired Racehorse Project cultivates and have embraced the mantra ‘stay in your lane.’”

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Essential Quality Wins First Belmont Stakes for Trainer Brad Cox and Jockey Luis Saez

Essential Quality took the win at the Belmont Stakes on Saturday. ‘Talking Horses’® by Dr. Gregory Beroza, aka HorseDoc®, has the scoop.

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The Risk of Loss: Libby & Spider

“With love, comes the risk of loss. The grief comes welling up … It comes crashing down as

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What Does Horsemanship Mean?

In this excerpt from his book Balancing Act: The Horse in Sport—An Irreconcilable Conflict?, Dr. Gerd Heuschmann explores

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Weekend Wellness: 7 Fly Control Tips

There’s no doubt about it — warmer weather has arrived in the Northern Hemisphere, which means flies have

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It’s Never What You Expect: Catherine & Nova

“As soon as I saw the name on the phone, I knew this vacation wasn’t going to be what

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Barrel Racer & Working Cow Horse Get the Gift of Better Breathing

“In the beginning of the run, she started really strong, then, as the run progressed, she got slower

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Balanced Hooves: Kate & Luis

“My focus with Luis (JC New Prince) up to this point has been balancing his body, hooves and

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BLM’s Plan for American Wild Horses Needs Course Correction

“We want our government to forge [a] solution, and we expect the BLM to deal severely with the despicable

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New Federal Policies Land America’s Wild Horses and Burros in the Slaughterhouse

A national investigation has revealed that a federal adoption program is sending wild horses and burros to slaughter.

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Op-Ed: Is American Horseracing Going to Allow the Ship to Sink?

“While racing enthusiasts sip their signature black-eyed Susan cocktails at the Preakness, we will all have to wonder

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Riding a Rollercoaster: Britany & Kittie

“The last several weeks have been a rollercoaster. One moment she’s fine and the next every little thing

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Best of JN: The Anatomy of a Jump Face

“I make faces like I am going to commit a murder, have a secret identity as Quasimodo the

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When It Isn’t Easy: Aubrey & Boomer

“There’re no shortage of new things to learn in the land of ‘not easy.’ Just when you get

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The Best Laid Plans: Michelle & Sadie & Peewee

“[M]y training journey thus far has reiterated that plans — with horses in particular — are subject to

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Six Reasons Why Horseback Riding is Considered Amazing Exercise

As equestrians, we already spend plenty of time at the barn with our four-legged pals, but here’s some more justification — six

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American Wild Horse Coalition Calls on Biden’s Interior Dept. to Freeze Cattle Grazing Permits, Protect Wild Horses

More than 70 animal and equine protection groups, wild horse-related businesses, and environmental organizations join in letter to

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Stretching Toward a Stronger Core

In this excerpt from her book Pilates for Horses, certified Pilates instructor and eventer Laura Reiman gives us

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Not Giving Up: Libby & Spider

“I’ve felt terribly guilty about not doing enough, but I realized yesterday that I just simply haven’t had

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Clean Hay Is a Kentucky Consensus

There’s a consensus in the nutrition plan for many of the contenders in this year’s Land Rover Kentucky

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Finding Myself Again: Catherine & Nova

“I finally feel like I’m finding myself again, no longer a stranger to that excitement and passion I

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