About Thoroughbreds

Whilst every horse is different, and some will be more suitable to certain equine pursuits than others, in general thoroughbreds have wonderful temperaments and they are athletic, intelligent and versatile.

These qualities together with the constant handling they experience during their racing career means that with the right retraining, facilities and on-going care, new owners find having a former racehorse extremely rewarding.

The plus points of the horses are that, from a young age they are ridden, transported, handled intensively, had their feet done, been clipped, been to public events i.e. the races and generally are very well traveled. All this in itself means you have a huge head start and if you encounter problems we are always happy to discuss or help you with them.

Please contact us by email or on 01759 369810 for more information.

 

The racing lifestyle

Understanding your horse's past…

  • A racehorse horse will not be used to being tied up outside his stable
  • A racehorse will not be used to being tied up to a horse box
  • Racehorses are generally not accustomed to standing still when mounted because lads and lasses are generally legged up whilst the horse is walking
  • A racehorse is unlikely to be used to being mounted from a block (see above)
  • A racehorse will not be used to being mounted by placing your foot in the stirrup
  • Riding aids can be different, in racing
  • A racehorse will think when you shorten up the reins and incline forward, you are asking to go faster

Please contact us by email or on 01759 369810 for more information.

 


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