All questions pertaining to thoroughbred horse racing from a trainer's perspective. All questions about thoroughbred training methods, equine biochemistry and physiology. General questions about strategies and economics of thoroughbred horse racing. I will also be pleased to answer general questions about training and caring for horses of all breeds.
I have been breaking, schooling and training thoroughbred race horses for over 17 years.
High school graduate 1992. Dalfort Aircraft 1994. Licensed thoroughbred horse trainer in the United States and Canada.
Track record with Chedi at Colonial Downs 2011. Multiple Stakes Placed Trainer.
The beauty of the athletic thoroughbred race horse.
The Eclipse Award and winning the Kentucky Derby would be the ultimate achievements for any trainer.
Race horses are among the best cared for animals despite occasional reports of abuse and cruelty. Animal neglect, unfortunately, happens to more house pets than horses. The average horse racing fan probable doesn't know how well the racing industry controlls illegal substances and test for those substances after the races.
I would not think this would be a good attribute for a horse to breed unless bred to a short backed horse to possibly average the the length. A long back can lead to problems in the joints and chronic
This can give the public an idea of the horse's health and also may be compared to past performances and how well they ran at an optimal weight. They do not do this in the U.S., but I think they should
You can do this, but the tendon will never become stronger if the tendon doesn't get enough stress to build strength. The horse with tendon issues will most likely break down if he continues to race without
Did the vet check for other health problems such as EPM, stomach ulcers,or worms? These problems could also be causing a lower red cell count. If your horse is performing and doing things as normal, I
Some trainers may just use these as decoration or protection from bridle rubbing, but they also can double as sort of a blinker. If a horse pays too much attention on what is going on behind him, then