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By Susan Salk on June 15, 2010
In Steuart Pittman’s experience, Americans love racehorses. They’re just unsure about the rest of it: are the horses “abuse victims” on the track and after they retire, are they suitable for riding by anyone other than daredevils? The longtime trainer and breeder at the storied Dodon Farm in Maryland seeks to demystify the racehorse through a new initiative. The Retired Racehorse Training Project offers clinics, symposia, lectures and apprenticeships to showcase these “proud athletes” who, yes, enjoy track work and later make ideal partners for myriad riders—even those “old ladies at foxhunts” who trust their ex-racehorses to never “put a […]