retraining race horses for pleasure

retraining race horses for pleasure

Post by Etak » Tue, 22 Aug 2000 04:00:00


can anyone direct me to a web page or give me some advise on retraining an ex
Tb race horse.....any advise is apreciated...Thanks, Kate
 
 
 

retraining race horses for pleasure

Post by OKSTABL » Wed, 23 Aug 2000 12:10:48

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>Subject: Re: retraining race horses for pleasure
>give me some advise on retraining an ex
>> Tb race horse.....any advise is apreciated...Thanks, Kate

Kate, there are lots of good sites and books and other info around about
re-training an x-race horse. The best would be to find a trainer you and your
horse could work with. But I often start horses off the track on the road to
becomming hunters, the first thing we do is give the horse some time in turn
out (let down). I have found the time will be different from horse to horse,
but all need some time to adjust to a new life. We start with a 6 month turn
out, in this time the horse is brought in daily for grooming and a daily check
but otherwise spends 24/7 out being just a horse. Good luck to you.
Jay

 
 
 

retraining race horses for pleasure

Post by grosvenor8.. » Wed, 23 Aug 2000 12:12:03



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> > can anyone direct me to a web page or give me some advise on retraining an ex
> > Tb race horse.....any advise is apreciated...Thanks, Kate

> Here's one: http://members.tripod.com/~jmacneill/retrainTB.html

> Grant Harris

> Baltimore Horse Country
> http://www.bcpl.net/~gharris

There is a book we once bought called Retraining the Thoroughbred that
addresses this issue.
        Carol Grosvenor

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Before you buy.

 
 
 

retraining race horses for pleasure

Post by JLD » Wed, 23 Aug 2000 04:00:00

I agree with Jay.  My TB off the track spent 6 mos. putting on weight, then
was bred.  After the foal was weaned, I spent 1 year hacking her in a ***
snaffle all over the place, no ring work.  We are now working towards low
jumper, and she is road safe, water safe, wooden bridge safe, car safe, etc.
etc. and very pleasant to be around.


Quote:
> >Subject: Re: retraining race horses for pleasure

> >give me some advise on retraining an ex
> >> Tb race horse.....any advise is apreciated...Thanks, Kate

> Kate, there are lots of good sites and books and other info around about
> re-training an x-race horse. The best would be to find a trainer you and
your
> horse could work with. But I often start horses off the track on the road
to
> becomming hunters, the first thing we do is give the horse some time in
turn
> out (let down). I have found the time will be different from horse to
horse,
> but all need some time to adjust to a new life. We start with a 6 month
turn
> out, in this time the horse is brought in daily for grooming and a daily
check
> but otherwise spends 24/7 out being just a horse. Good luck to you.
> Jay