With the Retired Racehorse Project Thoroughbred Makeover just under 2 weeks away, #TBMakeoverThursday is soon coming to an end. Over the past 7 months, I’ve enjoyed sharing the stories of Makeover OTTBs past and present from a variety of disciplines. And I hope you all have enjoyed reading them each week.
Many of the previously featured trainers have recently withdrawn their horses from the impending competition for a variety of reasons including but not limited to; abscess, laminitis, ulcers, and simply just not being 100% ready in such a short amount of time.
While it may be a “competition”, the true spirit of the Thoroughbred Makeover is all about advocating for increased Thoroughbred Aftercare resources post-racetrack, and proving that OTTBs are more than just a pretty face with four fast legs.
So to those who have recognized their horses’ immediate needs and made the difficult decision to scratch them from an event that would ultimately not be in their best interest to attend, this goes out to you. 𝐑𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫, 𝐢𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐣𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐧𝐞𝐲, 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐝𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧!