There are three main reasons that I think schooling shows are valuable for off the track thoroughbreds, and why I include them as an important part of my training process in preparation for Retired Racehorse Project Thoroughbred Makeovers.
This week I took my two off the track thoroughbreds, Slate and Sharpie (owned by Michelle Chisholm), to the Georgia International Horse Park for a schooling show hosted by Brookwood Sport Horses. These shows are great for introducing young horses to an atmosphere and gaining experience in the ring. Slate raced 42 times under theContinue reading “Slate and Sharpie go to School”
In this week’s vlog, I have some fun with my 2016 Retired Racehorse Project Horse Henri (who earned 2nd in the Eventing division). It’s really important to play with your horse. It builds relationship, and helps you to identify and nurture natural strengths. In the feed room, I discuss how I use feeds from BuckeyeContinue reading “My Feeding Program”
Back to North Atlanta Equestrian with my Retired Racehorse Projects Lear (aka Fly with Me, owned by Michelle Chisholm) and Vinny (aka Vindicated, owned by Leigh Ann Bacchus).
I pick up a talented off the track thoroughbred, owned by Michelle Chisholm. Sharp Decision will spend some time at the farm being a horse this year. I look forward to working with him for the 2018 Thoroughbred Makeover. I use Wisdom Panel to do some genetic testing on my aging dog, Poohie. Can’t waitContinue reading “Sharp Decision”
I’m really happy to formally introduce you all to my new Retired Racehorse Project horses, Vinny (owned by Leigh Ann and Mary Alex Bacchus) and Fly with Me aka Lear (owned by Michelle and Maddie Chisholm). I also often get asked about Fledge. Here’s an update.
I this vlog, I talk through my second training session with Practical Joker (aka ‘PJ’), by Retired Racehorse Project Thoroughbred Makeover horse. I also make give an update about my Badminton travel plans and make a couple of pretty big announcements. (P.S. Dod you notice PJ’s ‘tail extension’? I gave him a hay string prostheticContinue reading “Practical Joker”
Henri earns second place in the eventing division at the Thoroughbred Makeover and is rewarded with his favorite feed from Buckeye Nutrition. I try on some new safety equipment (‘shoulder bras’) thanks to my friends at Soteria Equestrian Safety. I blow a trailer tire an hour away from home.
You can really see in this week’s vlog how much progress a horse can make in a very short period of time. I get my third ride on Henri, a 6 year old off the track thoroughbred, and my team-mate in the upcoming Retired Racehorse Project competition. He moves really well, and took to jumpingContinue reading “Stranger danger”
This diamond in the rough will hopefully be a girl’s best friend. In this episode, I introduce my new Retired Racehorse Project project, Henri, and talk a little about what I look for in a horse. After two years of wearing my diamond wedding band in the barn, I finally lost a stone. Lesson: theContinue reading “I lost a diamond!…and found another one in the rough”