Training Resources for the OTTB

Retraining Thoroughbreds for Dressage, article by RRTP founder and President, Steuart Pittman in Dressage Today, January 2013.

 Dressage for Ex-Racehorses session at the Pennsylvania Horse World Expo, February 2012:

The Thoroughbred: The Original Sporthorse - our guide to finding an Off-the-Track Thoroughbred for Dressage, Amber Heinzberger, USDF Connection July/August, 2012

New Track, New Life, a free online guide by Thoroughbred Placement Resources Founder and President, Kimberly Clark.

100-Day Thoroughbred Challenge Videos:

Follow the progress of four very different, yet also very typical retired racehorses as they undergo 100 days of post-race training at Dodon Farm Training Center in Davidsonville, MD. December 1, 2012 - March 10, 2013.

Gunport (2009 filly, 1 race, unplaced, last race was approximately 6 months prior to start of challenge)
Day 1: http://youtu.be/38xQ_2t18_w
Week 2:  http://youtu.be/Zul0L2_hBr0
30 days: http://youtu.be/oQzCHGQlDuA
Gunport was lame due to a kick to the hock on the day we videoed the free-jumping sessions.

Alluring Punch (2009 gelding, 10 starts, 1 first, 2 second, last race was 3 months prior to the start of challenge)
Day 1:  http://youtu.be/3wFSyDr_YuQ
Week 2:  http://youtu.be/pJliVeJHSIM
30 days:  http://youtu.be/Kz_2SEyY-zY
Free Jump:  http://youtu.be/Ndu7p5ElIwQ

Suave Jazz (2003 gelding, stakes winner with 70 starts, 17 first, 16, second, 12 third, last race was 4 months prior to start of challenge)
Day 1:  http://youtu.be/NugNT2PlY-g
Week 2:  http://youtu.be/r6vjKac99Sc
30 days:  http://youtu.be/m1Xjz92TMJw
Free Jump:  http://youtu.be/yVflIjt52xE

Declan's Moon (2002 gelding, Eclipse-award winning 2 year old in 2004, Derby Favorite in 2005 until injury sidelined him, 18 starts, 6 first, 2 second, 2 third, last race was 4 1/2 years before the challenge started)
Day 1:  http://youtu.be/5GWug8tv7GE
Stone bruise kept Declan out of work during the second week, so no video
30 days:  http://youtu.be/kwIHamIVIcY
Free Jump:  http://youtu.be/By3ttUPSPho

2012 Retired Racehorse Trainer Challenge:

Great instructional video from Trainer Challenge participant, Eric Dierks, of his first ride on OTTB Brazilian Wedding:
 

And Eric with Brazilian Wedding about 2 weeks into training:

Jumping for Ex-racehorses (PA Horse World Expo, February 2012):

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