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1. What is it? The Man O’ War Project at Columbia University Irving Medical Center is the first-ever clinical research study to determine the effectiveness of equine-assisted therapy and establish guidelines for the treatment of military veterans who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

In a career that has seen her work in the racing industry and ride a variety of off-track Thoroughbreds (OTTBs), US Equestrian’s Managing Director of Eventing Joanie Morris knows a little something about the breed.

This summer, while preparing for the 2018 World Equestrian Games (WEG) taking place in in Tryon, North Carolina, Morris sat down with America’s Best Racing to tell us about her journey to the managing director position, why she loves OTTBs, and some advice for those wanting to get into eventing.

When Elisa Wallace was looking for a new off-track Thoroughbred to bring along, Megan Sanders of Brookwood Sport Horses had the perfect horse in mind.

Sharp Johnny had raced 61 times for nearly $60,000 earnings over a five-year career. Retired after his last race in June 2017, he was looking for a second career and after watching a video clip, Wallace was hooked.

Fifteen years after first setting eyes on Emperor Tigere at a Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation adoption day, Glenye Oakford can still remember exactly what caught her attention about “Sassoon”.

After months of searching, you’ve found the perfect horse. There’s only one problem … people are telling you not to buy him because he’s a “war horse.”

Perhaps one of the biggest debates when it comes to buying off-track Thoroughbreds is if buying a war horse (those with 50 starts or more) leaves you a horse with soundness issues. Not surprisingly, buyers are leery about taking that risk but New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program’s Anna Ford says the opposite is true about soundness issues.

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