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Buying and Reschooling Ex-Racehorses

Buying and Reschooling Ex-Racehorses

  • Author: Christopher Coldrey,Victoria Coldrey
  • Publisher: Crowood Press (UK)
  • ISBN: 9781861260888
  • Category: Pets
  • Page: 112
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Drawing on 2 case histories to illustrate the problems that can be encountered, the Coldreys show how to find and acquire an ex-racehorse. They then explain how to retrain the horse for its new life.

Beyond the Track

Beyond the Track

Retraining the Thoroughbred from Racecourse to Riding Horse - New Edition

  • Author: Anna Morgan Ford
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781570768477
  • Category: Pets
  • Page: 264
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NEW UPDATED EDITION! Renowned for their amazing athleticism and unparalleled work ethic, and famed for their "great heart" and willingness to go the extra mile, off-track Thoroughbreds (OTTBs) have proven to be the ultimate equine partners in a host of disciplines: dressage, eventing, show jumping, trail riding, and even barrel racing and ranch work. In this revised edition of the book that Thoroughbred and horse training experts have called "breakthrough racehorse literature," "superior," "a winner," and "the ultimate in training manuals," readers learn everything they need to transition an OTTB from life at the track to life out back. Author Anna Ford, Thoroughbred Program Director at New Vocations Racehorse Adoption, begins by discussing the typical Thoroughbred's early years, then explains reasons for retirement, common injuries and health issues, basic feeding and nutrition, and safe handling. Ford goes on to provide step-by-step instructions for building the solid educational foundation the OTTB needs to excel in a new career, whether as a highly trained competitor or a pleasure mount. With hundreds of quality, full-color photographs to illustrate conscientious and professionally tested training methods, case studies that share how other individuals have successfully retrained ex-racehorses, and the recommendations of top equestrians-including event riders, jockeys, horse trainers, and leading industry magazines-this book is the go-to reference for anyone interested in pursuing a partnership with a Thoroughbred athlete.

Re-Educating Racehorses

Re-Educating Racehorses

A Life after Racing

  • Author: Fred Cook,Rowena Jane Simmonds
  • Publisher: Crowood
  • ISBN: 1847975879
  • Category: Pets
  • Page: 224
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This fully comprehensive book guides the reader through the process of acquiring and subsequently re-training a racehorse. It provides an in-depth look at what life was like for the horse at the racing yard and how through correct training and education you can train your horse to become a happy adjusted athlete ready for everyday equestrian activities. Contents include: What to consider when re-homing a racehorse out of training; Under New Management; how to ensure a smooth transition; Feeding and Nutrition; how diet affects performance; Working from the ground; a detailed look at the importance of groundwork training; Re-schooling; what is required of you and your horse. A practical book that guides the reader through the process of acquiring and re-training a racehorse and gives advice on how you can train a horse to achieve a number of different levels depending on how advanced you wish to go. Superbly illustrated with 158 colour photographs. Fred Cook and Rowena Simmonds are experienced trainers and handlers of difficult, temperamental and sensitive horses.

Reschooling the Thoroughbred

Reschooling the Thoroughbred

How to Buy and Retrain a Racehorse

  • Author: Peggy Pittenger
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780939481491
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 192
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Horses From Courses

Horses From Courses

Re-training thoroughbred ex-racehorses

  • Author: Scott Brodie
  • Publisher: Australian eBook Publisher
  • ISBN: 1925271455
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 80
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Every year thousands of thoroughbred ex race horses, often referred to as OTTB, (off the track thoroughbreds) retire from the racing industry, their future uncertain. Many well-meaning horse enthusiasts seek to take these horses and retrain them for sport and recreational purposes. This book takes the accumulated experience and knowledge of horse trainer Scott Brodie—manager of the New South Wales Thoroughbred Rehabilitation Trust, re-trainer of hundreds of ex racehorses—and allows the novice trainer to tap into this valuable source of information previously unattainable for the average horse enthusiast. Brodie has a generously empathetic philosophy to handling horses and a unique spin on the retraining of retired racehorses. Utilising a surprisingly smooth synergy of natural horsemanship and the practical application of classical dressage, Brodie’s systematic approach to this often difficult and dangerous endeavour ensures the smoothest and fairest transition for the horse from racing machine to pleasurable riding partner.

The Thoroughbred

The Thoroughbred

  • Author: Peter Willett
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Thoroughbred horse
  • Page: 288
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Traces the evolution of the breed and examines the development of the thoroughbred in the major racing countries.

Standardbreds

Standardbreds

  • Author: Victor Gentle,Janet Perry
  • Publisher: Gareth Stevens
  • ISBN: 9780836829396
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 24
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Presents a brief history of the Standardbred horse, discusses its characteristics and uses, and looks at some of horse racing's favorite Standardbreds.

Understanding Horse Performance

Understanding Horse Performance

Brain, Pain or Training?

  • Author: Sue Palmer
  • Publisher: The Crowood Press
  • ISBN: 1908809515
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 300
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Whatever level you ride at, the inability to solve a ridden, groundwork or behavioural problem causes frustration and can leave you feeling powerless. Chartered veterinary physiotherapist Sue Palmer reveals how you can determine whether your horse's performance is affected by his behaviour (brain), health (pain) or training, and she explains clearly how to overcome difficulties through tried and tested techniques. The emphasis is on creating a comfortable, trusting and rewarding relationship between horse and rider, which ultimately will lead to greater success and more good times with your horse. Sue Says: 'You will be inspired by the results you can achieve, and encouraged towards achieving your dreams with your horse'. A fascinating guide to determining whether your horse's performance is affected by his brain, pain or training, fully illustrated with 95 colour photographs.

Courses for Horses

Courses for Horses

A Complete Guide to Designing and Building Show Jumping Courses

  • Author: Christopher Coldrey
  • Publisher: J. A. Allen, Limited
  • ISBN: 9780851315416
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 175
  • View: 1979
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This is a complete guide to course building, with analysis of how a horse jumps, tests and distances and planning and setting up a course as well as a look at the use of water in courses, indoor jumping and courses for ponies.

Beyond the Homestretch

Beyond the Homestretch

What Saving Racehorses Taught Me about Starting Over, Facing Fear, and Finding My Inner Cowgirl

  • Author: Lynn Reardon
  • Publisher: New World Library
  • ISBN: 1577319567
  • Category: Pets
  • Page: 289
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After learning to ride horses as an adult, Lynn Reardon quit her office job in Washington DC and moved to rural Texas to open the racehorse adoption ranch LOPE (LoneStar Outreach to Place Ex-Racers). Since then, LOPE has helped transition more than 750 thoroughbreds into new homes. In this riveting account, Reardon encounters dozens of unruly racehorses, all with special needs, unusual histories, and distinct personalities. She takes readers for a thrilling ride through the horse-racing world filled with offbeat horse people, colorful Texas culture clashes, veterinary melodramas, and surprising life lessons. Reardon may have saved these horses’ lives, but they saved hers as well.

Breaking and Riding

Breaking and Riding

With Military Commentaries

  • Author: James Fillis
  • Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
  • ISBN: 9780803269156
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 359
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One of the most important works ever written on dressage, Breaking and Riding is essential reading for the serious dressage enthusiast. In this work, the result of a lifetime spent training horses, James Fillis (1834?1913) clearly explains his theories and methods, starting with the basics of breaking?lungeing, work in hand, and first mounting?and progressing to advanced work, including canter pirouette, tempi changes, piaffe, and passage. Throughout the work, Fillis always returns to his basic principle: The horse must be ?correctly balanced and light in forward movements and propulsion, in order that the rider may obtain the most powerful effects with the least exertion.? Fillis was an apprentice to a student of the legendary trainer Franöois Baucher. In this book, while expressing admiration for Baucher, Fillis also explains in detail the ways in which he believed Baucher was mistaken in some of his methods.

I Am the Great Horse

I Am the Great Horse

  • Author: Katherine Roberts
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781905294275
  • Category: Children's stories
  • Page: 543
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From the moment the battle-scarred horse Bucephalas, allows a prince and a runaway girl to sit on his back, he is bound to them for ever. The prince is the young Alexander, who he proudly carries into battle, blazing a trail to the very edge of the world in his master's search for glory and adventure. The girl, Charm, is a lowly stable girl, who brushes away the ghosts Bucephalas sees and forgives his arrogant ways. But unlike the golden Alexander, Charm has darker reasons to stay by his side. Through the eyes of the horse, history, mystery and adventure unfold.

Barrel Racing

Barrel Racing

  • Author: Janell Broyles
  • Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
  • ISBN: 9781404205437
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 48
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Examines the history of barrel racing, basic skills involved, and some champions of this rodeo event.

Equus

Equus

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Horses
  • Page: N.A
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Saving Baby

Saving Baby

  • Author: Jo Anne Normile
  • Publisher: Macmillan Publishers Aus.
  • ISBN: 1743536763
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 320
  • View: 1956
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Jo Anne Normile was not supposed to keep the foal, an exuberant Thoroughbred, but she fell in love with the young horse who had literally been born into her arms. The breeder finally said she could keep the colt, whom she nicknamed 'Baby' - but only if she raced him. It was difficult to take Baby away from the safety of his pasture, but Normile had made a promise. She experienced a thrill every time Baby sprinted around the track but for every Seabiscuit, there are are tens of thousands of racehorses whose lives end in pain and despair because of the indifference and corruption that run rampant through the world of horse racing. Normile knew none of this. Not until an accident on a poorly maintained track. That's when everything changed. That's when Normile founded the most successful horse rescue in the country, an organization that would go on to save more horses than anyone else ever had. Saving Baby is Jo Anne Normile's story of perseverance and passion. A heartbreaking and ultimately life-affirming book, it testifies to the transcending power of hope, and the unshakable bonds of love. PRAISE FOR SAVING BABY "First-class storytelling...Action and emotion equally drive this compelling tale...A touching narrative that transcends its subject matter." Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "An engaging memoir that is a must-read for animal lovers." Publisher's Weekly

Long Reining

Long Reining

The Saumur Method

  • Author: Philippe Karl
  • Publisher: J. A. Allen, Limited
  • ISBN: 9780851318790
  • Category: Long reining (Horsemanship)
  • Page: 96
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A step-by-step guide to the method of training horses in long reins written by a pupil of the Cadre Noir accompanied by photographs taken at Saumur. This invaluable work, regarded as a standard text in both Germany and France, appears here in the second English language edition. Includes chapters on movement and anatomy, flatwork and jumping, lateral movements, piaffe and passage and the progression to ridden work.

The Essentials of Horsekeeping

The Essentials of Horsekeeping

  • Author: Rachel Hairston
  • Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
  • ISBN: 9781402726873
  • Category: Pets
  • Page: 240
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"Maintain your horse's well-being with advice on everything from a healthy equine diet to emergency care...everything you need to keep your horse in top form is here."-cover.

The Original Horse Bible

The Original Horse Bible

The Definitive Source for All Things Horse

  • Author: Moira C. Reeve,Sharon Biggs
  • Publisher: I5 Press
  • ISBN: 9781933958750
  • Category: Pets
  • Page: 480
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Provides a comprehensive guide to horses; presents the evolution and development, anatomy and physiology, and behavior of different breeds; and offers advice on selecting, keeping, and transporting them.