My name is Amy Latka and I am passionate about horses. I have ridden horses since I was a youngster. I rode my first off-track Thoroughbred (or OTTB) in college. Little did I know at the time that these horses would become the focus of my life long passion.
I purchased my first OTTB in 2003 thinking that I had plenty of skill to retrain her. After all…how hard could it be? As it turns out, the journey has been a very humbling, yet amazing experience. And thanks to her, I’ve gained the skills to help over a dozen exracers find new homes and careers. My initial reasoning for starting this blog was to chronicle my adventures and thoughts on the process of transitioning horses from the track to new careers. Now, 6 years after starting that retraining journey, I am married with two kids and my focus has shifted. Throughout this journey, I have always had my own OTTB mare — now I will chronicle our journey of bringing her (and me) up the levels of dressage.
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