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Kim Wilkins, farm manager of the TRF Montpelier Farm, says horses are in her DNA.

From the mouths of babes came an OTTB career

When Kim Wilkins stops to ponder the twists and turns she took before winding up re-training OTTBs on James Madison’s sprawling Virginia estate, she chuckles and admits the seed was planted early. “My first word wasn’t Mommy or Daddy, it was horsey,” says Wilkins, the farm manager for the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation’s (TRF) Montpelier Farm. “My mother fox hunted, and her idea of good babysitting was to put me on a pony at age 3, put me on a long line, and take me out hunting.” Brave from the get-go, Wilkins went on to do a stint with the Army […]