Tracy Gantz

Tracy Gantz is a freelance writer based in Southern California. She is the Southern California correspondent for The Blood-Horse and a regular contributor to Paint Horse Journal, Paint Racing News, and Appaloosa Journal.

Articles by: Tracy Gantz


Caring for Racehorses

An ideal conditioning and racing program allows racehorses to perform at their peak, remain sound through their racing careers, and be ready to commence a second career in another discipline.

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CHRB Sudden Horse Death Report Released

The detailed report concluded that the cluster of sudden deaths from famed trainer Bob Baffert’s barn did not have any similarities to each other and had no single, identifiable cause.

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Horse Adoption Part 1: Before You Adopt

With many horses in need of homes, adoption is often an attractive alternative to buying; however, it requires a serious human commitment. Adoption is not the right choice for everyone, but those considering adoption have plenty of options from retired racehorses to wild horses and everything in between.

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Horse Adoption Part 2: The Transition Period

Any horse entering a new environment will go through a transitional period, which is magnified when that horse is an adopted animal. Maybe he suffered abuse, starvation, and neglect and needs a great deal of TLC.

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The Fight to Conquer Equine Laminitis

Teams of veterinarians and farriers from around the country gathered at the fifth International Conference on Laminitis and Diseases of the Foot to discuss the most cutting-edge information available for the fight to conquer laminitis. This devastating hoof disease is caused by an inflammation of the horse’s laminae–interlocking leaflike tissues attaching the hoof to the coffin bone.

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