"In training horses, one trains himself" - Antoine de Pluvinel
I’m Raina Marie Paucar and probably just as horse crazy as you are.
As an equine professional through my own practice, Ohio Equine Performance and Rehab. I believe holistic methods and modalities are the best for conditioning and training horses in regards to improving equine flexibility, strength, and mobility.
I'm a retired professional jockey who has reschooled and rehabilitated ex-racehorses for adoption for more than 20 years. My background and pursuits range from skills as a veterinary technician, certified equine massage therapist, certified equine kinesiology taping therapist and currently pursuing equine rehabilitation certification through the renown Animal Rehab Institute.
I'm the co-founder of the popular ex-racehorse adoption blog on the Emmy-Award Winning companion website, Equitrekking.com. I enjoy writing my own blog posts and creating courses specialized in helping other OTTB enthusiasts improve their riding and training skillsets. When I'm not at the barn, I enjoy reading the teachings from classical and modern masters such as Antoine de Pluvinel, Nuno Oliveira, Jean-Claude Racinet and Paul Belasik.
OTTB ACADEMY Is a Support Site for Equestrians Interested in Learning Equine Conditioning Utilizing Holistic Therapies and Techniques for the Horse to Increase Flexibility, Strength, Mobility and Improve Range of Motion–With a Special Focus on Biomechanics and Off-The-Track-Thoroughbreds.
Dynamic Mobilization + Core Development + Therapeutic Stretching Exercises Aid in Improving Equine Posture, Core Stability and Increased Range of Motion
Learn Simple Exercises Backed by Science That Top Horse Trainers Use to Get Their Horses Conditioned and Competing at Peak Performance
Develop the Building Blocks for Straightness, Balance and Suppleness in Your Horse Using Proven Holistic Methods
Take the "5-Day Strong & Stretchy Challenge Mini-Course"