Written by Dot Morgan (Executive Director) Standardbreds are quieter and more tolerant of mistakes than Thoroughbreds. These horses are accustomed to standing patiently in cross ties for hours and are satisfied to leave the premises alone. They have been bathed, shipped, and shod extensively and usually have exceptional ground manners
Wednesday, October 17 2012 by Editor
The weekend of October 5-7, 2012 featured world renowned veterinarian and author Dr. Gerd Heuschmann as guest clinician at Loch Hurst Farm in Vass, NC where “The Biomechanics of the Horse” was the topic of interest for the riders and auditors.
Sunday, September 30 2012 by Editor
DUBLIN, Ireland – 20 August 2012 – In response to customer demand, Tredstep Ireland has unveiled a ‘Tall’ version of their best-selling Donatello riding boots. The additional sizing is designed to accommodate riders who have a longer leg, and those riders who prefer a taller silhouette. The new Donatello Tall boots will be available from U.S. retailers in November 2012
We are frequently asked “what is the secret to your adoption success?” The answer to this question is not a short one. There is a lot that goes into New Vocations successfully adopting out over 400 retired racehorses a year. The one major factor to our success that I would like to spotlight is the teamwork that goes on daily behind the scenes. It is the passionate commitment by our team of underpaid and over worked employees and volunteers that keeps New Vocations going. New Vocations was started in 1992 by Dot Morgan when she set out to provide a safety net for horses retiring from the racetrack so they might find a home and therefore have a future.