Introducing Thoroughbreds, or any horse to x-country fences, the first time can be both exciting and scary for the horse. This training note walks you through a process that is methodical and well thought out to make the learning fun and not over stimulating — while building the confidence of both the horse and the riders.
The competition season is in full swing and we have some great Prospect Horses for you. We work only with trainers, breeders and owners that we trust to tell us the truth about their horses. We stay in touch with our buyers so that we know the horses have been represented honestly.
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We have two more days of training notes for Imatexan posted under our Training Thoroughbreds menu above. Both Imatexan and Spot Run are doing extremely well with their training. Tomorrow we will be posting the diary that Katelyn has been keeping about what she is learning while training Spot Run.
Go to Imatexan Begins Her Training to start reading about retraining a horse directly from the race track. Then continue on to Imatexan’s First Week in Training to see photos and videos of yesterday’s and today’s training sessions.
Bits & Bytes Farm spends Memorial Day Weekend at Chickamauga Battlefield on a trail ride. Ride along as With Wings goes on his first trip away from the farm since arriving three weeks ago – just four weeks after his last race.
The Washington Post has a wonderful and fact filled article on this topic. Click on this link to read the full article, “Beasts of Burden: What happens to Thoroughbred racehorses after retirement“. If you have a retired race horse, post a comment on this story. Read more . . .