We live in Florida, so we don’t get much of a winter, and that’s just fine for our horses and us. But tomorrow marks the Spring Equinox, or the First Day of Spring in the northern hemisphere, so we’re preparing for even warmer weather and the coming summer. What does spring look like for our horses? Here is what happens in the spring at horseOlogy.

Spring Training for Horses

While spring training is most often associated with baseball, thoroughbreds ready for the track also need to gear up for the season. As two-year-olds prepare for races in their first season, more seasoned racehorses may be coming off of a winter R&R and gearing back up for the racetrack. At horseOlogy, we’re lucky enough to be surrounded by young and older racehorses and can fit our program to every horse’s specific needs.

Breezing in the Spring Breeze

As young horses get further along in their conditioning, we start breezing. This is an exercise that allows the horse to gain more fitness, learn their job as a racehorse, and allows the trainer to really capture the fitness level of each horse as well. A breeze is a timed workout typically repeated weekly, depending on the trainer and horse. These are key moments in preparing a young horse for the track and refreshing an older racehorse. Here is an excellent resource about breezing for anyone who wants to know more.

Pre-Season Prep Races

To make another sports analogy, NFL teams don’t launch right into the season after training camp. They play 3 pre-season games before the scores start to count. Horseracing also has a similar pre-season for some larger, more well-known races. Here is a great example of the Kentucky Derby and the prep races horses need to run.

Visit horseOlogy this spring!

Meet the Ologists

Follow horseOlogy online and on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube to learn more about our team, thoroughbreds, and services. Call us at 855-HORSIES (855-467-7437) to set up your visit to our facility.

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horseOlogy has only limited investment opportunities in this year’s investment group.

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Horses of Racing Age

We love to watch our graduates grow and be successful on the racetrack.

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Yearling to Two Year Olds

We can’t wait for you to come along and experience all that these horses have to offer.

Weanlings Available

Weanlings to Yearlings

Get involved early as there are limited ownership opportunities.

Breaking and Training

Our approach is joining up with each horse so that they understand the process of learning through acceptance and not fear.

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Rehab and Layup

Whether it is to let them rest mentally and/or physically or an injury, wehas the means and skill set.

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Sales Prep

At horseOlogy, we focus on the tiniest details that can set our horses apart in the sales ring.

Weanlings Available


horseOlogy provides a boutique experience while limiting the number of mares and foals.

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We bring years of experience evaluating conformation and pedigree to uncover the best pinhooking prospects.

Micro Investing

A business model whereby a group of people can participate in the owning horse, which may otherwise not have been feasible.


Bloodstock Advisors

A bloodstock advisor’s services may include but are not limited to, mating, sale placement, acquisition, trainer placement, and overall management of your horse.

horseOlogy Encore is a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization

Our Vision
“To transition and care for retiring thoroughbreds or other equine and prepare for their next careers whether it be companion, riding or therapeutic service and offer an educational opportunity to the community.”

Available for Rehoming

The vast majority of rehoming opportunities come from off the track thoroughbreds (OTTB’s) and we take it upon ourselves to make sure that there are open doors and soft landings for each and every one of them that come to us at the end of their racing career.

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What does a second career mean for our equine friends? Whether it is a thoroughbred that’s done with its race career, a show horse that needs an easier job, or a broodmare that gets to retire from her kiddos, we like to think there is a second career for most and aim to create a soft landing for others.

Our Resident Oldies

Not all horses are suited for a second career, and it is most important to understand the difference. You will notice many farms throughout Lexington and Ocala have a field they deem “the retired field” and these typically home retired broodmares, track ponies and others that may have been retired and not able to be rehomed due to injury or temperament.

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horseOlogy Encore is a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization. Please consider gifting a vital donation to aid in the care and rehoming of these wonderful horses.

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Our Mission

“Our personal responsibility to the equine industry is to care for the horses throughout their lives. We advocate for breeds that have supported us, and we’ll assist them in their second career or retirement however we can.”

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