Ex Racehorses for AdoptionHorses for Ex racing released for adoption
OTTB trainer with former racehorse adoption program
Molloy tells her tale of how she was occupied with the horse and the re-education of OTTB's (Off-the-Track-Thoroughbreds) by New Vocations. It has a high quota of successful results in the placement of many of its trained former racehorses in the right adoption centres. Explore Lisa's everyday lives with re-education, rehabilitation and adoption of her OTTB apprentices.
Lisa, please tell us about your horse backgrounds. Molloy Lisa: It has been my fortune and privilege to have worked with some of the best trained and trained stallions both in this land and in my own home in England for the last 24 years since I finished my schooling. After graduating with a thoroughbred racehorse management diploma along with qualification from the UK Horse Society, I was happy to work for the iconic obstacle course coach Jimmy Fitzgerald.
My job was that of deputy executive at Littleton Stud, where the two-time Cartier Horse of the Year, Lochsong, was located, and second at the historical Side Hill Stud in Newmarket. After completing several brief horse breeding classes, I spent more than ten years working for the famous Bob Perry Quarter Horse Ranch in Valley View, TX.
Homeland of the Hall of Fame Quarter Horse sires Zippo Pine Bar and Zips Chocolate Chip, there I fucked about one hundred broodmares per year. I have been passionate about re-training and introducing thoroughbreds as part of the New Professions programme since 2009. Molloy Lisa: It turned out I needed him as much as he needed me - over the years he had been housed in several adopted houses and longed for sturdiness.
Buying a second ex-racing horse, I was contacted by New Vocations with an interesting proposal to educate and place three for them in a piloting project for a new plant in Lexington, Kentucky. After three years and three hundred adopted stallions later, my mean number of trained stallions is fifteen.
I have added more New Vocations to my own flock, all the New Vocations that would be difficult to place and the remainder is just plain old hat! Molloy Lisa: It' s like Christmas Day, every day a new present arrives, each with its own character and its own tale.
In the end everything comes together and leads to a successfull introduction for the equine. How does your normal riding days look? Molloy Lisa: At 8am in the mornings, I do controls after the personnel has finished feeding and made sure that everyone has finished eating, the feet are cool and narrow, and then half of the riders go to the switch.
As a rule, I have between ten and fifteen New Vocations ponies at a stretch, in excess of individuals, pensioners and my own ponies. Trying to respond to phone and e-mail messages between trips, I exchange ponies in the afternoon - those riding in the mornings are thrown out and those outside are rode.
Naturally I have to be flexible - veterinarian reviews of new stock, blacksmith, chiropractor as well as the wheather can always alter my itinerary. Every afternoons, the horse is inspected for notches or scratches, lose footwear or other problems they have caused while gambling, and then the feeding period is at 4 pm.
Horse are hunted, soaked in water and finally inspected at 9 pm. I answer questions about adoption stallions by e-mail and telephone every evening. Agreements exist for copying and faxing, video and photo uploading of available horse files to various different media - even outside the stable there is a great deal to do behind the curtain to ensure a successfull adoption.
Molloy Lisa: Success with an ex racing bike depends on setting the right course for each and every one of them, along with a good nutrition programme that includes low sugars, low starches, high fibre and a high fat nutrition. Even though they drive beasts, some have not been bred with other ponies since they were born.
As soon as this happens, there is a close connection between a resting stable and a saddling state. It is one of the greatest challanges under the saddle to teach the horses to come from the front and not to counterbalance themselves by putting weights on my own hand. Loosening at the tuning and through the back are indispensable, and then, as the horses develop more muscular tonus and equilibrium, it will begin to seek the bite and begin to drive its ankle joints under itself.
There are too many in a hurry to bring their horses "into a frame" without the basic foundations of real gathering, leading to a bad framework and an unfortunate one. Molloy Lisa: He was given to New Vocations and came with a terrible name. One hand with just 4 years - he was a big horses to get on the right side and liked to frighten humans.
When I was only three week old, I took him to the first show of the Thoroughbred Show Association at Kentucky Horses Park. What is an adoption history you will always recall? Molloy: He was a big stallion that made me think of the obstacle runners in England. A licensed adoptive parent called Grace called me and set an date to visit him.
Until today I vow that the old stallion knew it had to be caring and kind to these kids. It was one of the most moving and emotionally moving things I have ever seen. How do the big adopters of OTTB differ? Molloy Lisa: OTTB's have all the features that make them as diverse as the AQH.
Those stallions have much more to give after their race-day. Is there any guidance for those considering the introduction of one? Molloy Lisa: The films show a huge connection between a human being and a small animal. Do you have real expectation of what has to do with the ownership and education of a former race horse?
The majority are not suited as children's hills, for beginners or beginners. Usually, available adoption programmes are not ready-made animals and therefore necessitate further education and re-education. In order to be successfull in the education of your new stallion, you need constancy and patience every day. Become conscious and ready for the limitations that this entails for your own work.
It' not just over night that a ready made stallion comes. Molloy Lisa: In my opinion, there are currently several crucial problems faced by all thoroughbreds: the incidence of disastrous failures on the rails throughout the nation, the perception of the race failing to monitor itself and protecting the racephorses, the number of former racehorses still getting into the slaughterhouse pipelines and being sent out of the land under harsh circumstances to be killed and prepared for flesh.
Molloy Lisa: Like humans, they all come with their own personal characteristics and personalities - no two horse are alike. Lisa's ressources for the adoption of Ex racehorses: Currently she trains racehorses and works with her own Off-the-Track-Thoroughbred (OTTB).