The Best Pal- Jerry
My Pal Jerry ran for Wasabi Ventures Stables from September 2017 through October 2018. He was retired via Beyond the Wire and now is loving life with Jessie. Keep reading to hear her latest update on this nine year old gelding. The Best Pal My Pal Jerry is just that,
Meet the Aftercare Ally- Connie Black
Connie Black has been a club member at Wasabi Ventures Stables since July 2018. She also was the very first club member to become a monthly donor to The Horse Fund. I recently interviewed Connie to learn more about her passion for horses. What is your relationship with thoroughbreds? My
Willie- Rides, Groundwork, and a Baby!
Many thanks to Alison for providing this terrific update on former WVS runner, Willie the Whale. Willie has been wintering well living on the farm. He’s integrated really well with my two other geldings (a quarter horse and a paint horse) and is often caught playing with the young paint.
Blue Oyster- Enjoying Farm Life
In early August 2022, Wasabi Ventures Stables and Franklin Ave. Equine decided it was time to retire Blue Oyster with Jason and Cristin. She began retirement with two months of stall rest. Thankfully, she healed well and was able to move to a small paddock at the end of September.
The Road to the RRP Officially Begins
When we assist in the retirement of Wasabi Ventures Stables horses, we place them in good homes with different opportunities. Broodmares, polo ponies, and more are the next careers for these horses. Some may have owners who want a challenge, such as the Retired Racehorse Project’s (RRP)Thoroughbred Makeover. This year
Beauty Update- February 2023
Beauty or “B” (JC Wave Jumper) is “the apple of my eye” and vice versa. We have gone through all kinds of transitions since 11/5/2021 (the day we met). Injury and recovery Over last summer, we were just getting going, and she suddenly went lame. Vet x-rays determined a popped
Play- First Ride & More!
Here’s the newest update on Play (JC Shecanflatoutplay), as she makes her journey from racehorse to second career, courtesy of her owner and best friend, Grace. First ride Play and I had our first ride together on December 29th! I had planned to wait until January 1, however the weather
A Bond of Unbreakable Trust
Dill (JC Vineyard Harbour) has been living with his BFF, Samyi, for four years. In that time there have been many ups and downs in his journey as an off-track thoroughbred, but these experiences have only strengthened the bond between the two of them. Samyi shared the following update with
Communicating with Responsive Owners and Trainers
As I track all Wasabi Ventures Stables horses, I wait until a horse has been inactive for at least two months before communicating with the trainer or owner. Two months is a reasonable time off for a horse, without reason for concern. Once a horse has been inactive for longer
2022 in Review
The first full year of operations for The Horse Fund was highly successful on multiple levels. Not only did we facilitate safe and secure retirements for a number of thoroughbreds, we also shared updates on many retirees, as well as surpassed our fundraising goals. Let’s take a moment and look