Welcome to offtrackthoroughbreds.com. This blog will highlight the success of ex-racehorses who have moved into new careers in a multitude of disciplines. These stories have heart, and an old-fashioned happy ending. I am a former journalist who worked the last nine years as a marketing writer for a university. Increasingly, I have felt the tug to write about horses, specifically OTTBs who gamely move on to promising “next” careers. Owners who bring these horses home to re-start them on a different path speak so lovingly and excitedly of the progress they make. Horses, once super-fit racers, round out physically and technically as they clear jumps (in some cases) and hurdles (often) in the quest to begin anew.