My Feeding Program

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 Buckeye Nutrition to tailor feeding programs to meet the specific needs of each individual horse. I don’t typically use a lot of supplements, but I have recently started using Hypona MagVet (http://www.hypona.com/magvet.html) to address a magnesium deficiency that we discovered in Simply Priceless after Badminton. Both highly bio available and palatable, I’ve seen tremendous results with this magnesium supplement, and am delighted to add Hypona to my list of amazing sponsors.

I’m off to the Jump Start Horse Trials this weekend for a final outing with my current Retired Racehorse Project horses, Vindicated and Fly With Me, before the Thoroughbred Makeover, which is now just two weeks away!

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Sharp Decision

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 wait to finally learn what she is!

Practical Joker

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 prosthetic to help him with flies while his tail grows back in)

Stranger danger

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 jumping really well the first time I ask it of him.

Ozzie is still very aware of his environment, but his trust in me and in his new home has made him far more adaptable to strange things, and strange humans, entering his space. He’s learning that humans (or at least my humans) aren’t so bad.

Special guest appearance in this week’s episode from my brother, Braden Wallace, who braved the frigid temperatures to hang out and do some repairs around the property.