About the Author

Feb. 27, 2016
COSEQUIN PRESENTS AFTERCARE SPOTLIGHT: THOROUGHBRED MATCHMAKER

This was an interview I did with Jen Roytz back in November of 2015. I was honored to have been chosen for this.

Feb. 27, 2016

I've been involved in the Thoroughbred industry for many years. I worked on the racetrack while in high school and spent every waking moment I had free to learning anything and everything I could about the breed I loved so much. I did not come from a horse family. So I took riding lessons since I was 8 years old and the love of horses never died. When I went off to college I focused on training and teaching and absorbing as much information and skills as possible. Eventually I was out on my own but could not afford to keep a horse of my own. I worked in a small animal clinic for many years until I met my husband. I moved to his area and began working with his family on their racing farm. That was 13 years ago and I've never looked back! I love my job. I love the horses. While in the racing business I've been fortunate to gain many connections on the track as well as surrounding training farms. I volunteered for CANTER (www.canterusa.org) for many years and met some wonderful people. In doing all of this I have found where my heart wants to be. I love this breed more than any other and I strive to put out the best prospects for buyers that I can find. Over the years I have learned a lot about soundness and how it relates to other disciplines. Also how you can tell where the horse hurts just by watching them walk. I've learned how alternative therapies can improve performance and just how important tooth care is to these animals. 

The reason I started this blog is because I think there are a lot of great stories out there that deserve to be told. I've met so many incredible people over the years and I want to highlight them here. Please come back weekly and share these stories. There is a lot of bad in the horse world, I want to promote the good! 

Feb. 27, 2016

A little about Petey:

http://www.paddockchronicles.com/for-petes-sake/