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Ex Racehorses at Badminton Horse Trials

It is common belief that racehorses adapt well to eventing after finishing their racing careers. This was supported this week with 5 of the 80 horses competing at the prestigious Badminton 4* event. 486 more words


Different strokes for different folks. Varying strategies for thoroughbred re homing organisations

On my recent trip to the UK, I was astounded to see variations in horse cultures from countries with a common ancestry. I would like to discuss specifically, the variations in relation to the perceptions of the Thoroughbred horse and how those perceptions and history influence the best practices for organisations committed to the welfare of horses at the conclusion of their racing careers. 887 more words

General Horsemanship

A diamond in the rough. Finding the hidden horseman

When I first started working with the inmates at St Heliers prison, I would go up for a week at a time in order to train the inmates in the skills required for them to do their part in the retraining of the ex-racehorses from the Thoroughbred Rehabilitation Trust. 2,191 more words

General Horsemanship

Irish/Arabian hospitality

Today I present for the Irish horse welfare trust in swords just out of Dublin. The hospitality of the Irish has been fenominal. I have visited numerous studs trainers and horse facilities. 170 more words

General Horsemanship

Part 5 "Mirrabooka" Horseman of the southern cross

A week later the Team for the 1956 Olympics is announced; Wood, Jacobs, Crago, Barker, Winchester and Thompson. Both Roycroft and Morgan are conspicuous in their absence. 2,165 more words

Thoroughbred Retraining

re training the ex racehorse part 10

Once the work in hand and lunging are established it is time to start the horse under
saddle. All of the systematic work previously carried out has led us to this point. 99 more words

General Horsemanship

"Prince Thorbro" blue print for the life of a racehorse.

My old man was a punter and a pretty serious one at one stage. As I got more and more involved in horses Dad and one of our mates, Thorny, decided they would breed a racehorse. 2,517 more words

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