Help Sponsor Dux, a CANTER California Cutie

The Communication Alliance to Network Thoroughbred Ex-Racehorses, CANTER California, is fundraising to help cover the costs of caring for an off-the-track-Thoroughbred, Dux. Saved from an auction after his race career ended, CANTER is working in conjunction with Second Chances California to rehab Dux from a bowed tendon and provide him with […] Read more »

Many Thanks for Your Support in the 100-Day Trainer Challenge

I’ve received tremendous support during the Prodigious Fund’s 100-Day Trainer Challenge. I want to take a moment to thank you all for reading and following along. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated your feedback, stories, and kindness during this process. And I look forward to staying connected. Even though the majority […] Read more »

Day 100: The Challenge

DAY 100. What a day with Solar! This ex-racehorse proved to himself and to many more that if given a chance, racehorses can be winners off the track too. We concluded our 100-days together by earning the top spot in the 100-Day Trainer Challenge after three judged phases. Check out […] Read more »

Day 99: Solar’s Next Journey

DAY 99. Like in horseraces, the finish line is in sight and we’re down to the wire. Tonight was a comedy of errors with a freezing bath in the dark that left Solar in a pretty grumpy frame of mind. So much for a final ride practice! I tried to […] Read more »

5 Ways You Can Help Ex-Racehorses

If you’ve been following the Prodigious Fund’s 100-Day Trainer Challenge, then chances are you care a little bit about horses, and ex-racehorses in particular. According to the Jockey Club, nearly 30,000 Thoroughbred horses are born in the U.S. each year. The vast majority of these Thoroughbreds will be used for […] Read more »

Day 93: Our Uphill Battle

Solar trotting in an indoor arena

DAY 93. You know this expression, “it was an uphill battle.” I can’t help but think how this little saying characterizes my work with Solar. Now, this is not to imply that our time together hasn’t been enjoyable, or that it has been antagonistic in nature. On the contrary. However, this […] Read more »