Retraining Off-the-Track Thoroughbreds

These pages are dedicated to retraining Off-the-Track-Thoroughbreds (OTTBs) for dressage, eventing, hunter/jumper and pleasure. OTTBs are kind, sensitive animals who want to bond and please their humans. The Thoroughbred is a very special breed. This site has lots of information for owners and want-to-be owners of Thoroughbreds who are ready for a second career after racing.

Helpful Advice on Training and Feeding Your Thoroughbred

This site is dedicated to the Thoroughbred breed but many of the suggestions you will find will work for any breed. Our mission is to assist buyers of former race horses. We have many years of experience and this site is where we will share the lessons we, and our horses, have learned. Enjoy.

If you feel the desire to find a Thoroughbred of your own, check out our Bits & Bytes Farm Web site for listings of Thoroughbreds still at the track or at our farm in training. Read stories about former race horses turned sport horses on the site we have created which is dedicated to dispelling the myths about Thoroughbred ownership – OTTB Success Stories. Read what it is like to own an ex-race horse from the people who enjoy Thoroughbred ownership.

Elizabeth Wood
Bits & Bytes Farm