To our loyal readers, Off-TrackThoroughbreds.com is back!
After I made the difficult decision to close my 5-year-old blog on Jan. 12, the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation immediately stepped in with a unique proposal—and a way to give this site a second chance.
As the exclusive sponsor of the Off Track Thoroughbreds blog, the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation has agreed to sustain the continuation of this site, and its stories, which seek to raise awareness of the value of the Thoroughbred ex-racehorse.
Turning the page to begin this new chapter, I am filled with excitement. Long before I started this blog, I admired the Thoroughbred Retirement’s Second Chances program. I had watched a televised news feature about the brilliant program, which teaches inmates horsemanship skills while they care for Thoroughbred ex-racehorses. I always believed that partnership was a win-win for inmates and horses who needed a second chance. And now the TRF has stepped in to do something similar for Off-TrackThoroughbreds.com.
In the second incarnation of this blog, I will be reaching out, just as before, to OTTB owners, trainers, veterinarians, re-homing organizations, horse rescues, charities, and people on and off the track who have a great story to tell. You can look forward to fresh stories every week about the horses we love so much. And with the TRF’s blessing I will maintain editorial oversight of the blog. It’s just great the way this worked out!
But at the heart of it all, there is the Thoroughbred. It is for this noble, loyal, and deserving animal that we all do what we do.
So please get in touch via email (email@example.com) or via text (617-548-1274) with story suggestions. We want to hear from you!
And, I’ll see you back here Wednesday, Feb. 4th with the first story!