Beyond the Track: Retraining the Thoroughbred from Racecourse to Riding Horse

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Every year, thousands of horses are retired from the track. By and large, these are healthy, fit horses that remain sound in body and mind and can be retrained to become wonderful dressage horses, hunters, or pleasure mounts. This comprehensive guide gives horse owners advice on a wide range of subjects, from therapies for rehabilitating injured racehorses, to establishing welcoming environments and training regimens, making the transitioning process from racehorse to ...

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Overview

Every year, thousands of horses are retired from the track. By and large, these are healthy, fit horses that remain sound in body and mind and can be retrained to become wonderful dressage horses, hunters, or pleasure mounts. This comprehensive guide gives horse owners advice on a wide range of subjects, from therapies for rehabilitating injured racehorses, to establishing welcoming environments and training regimens, making the transitioning process from racehorse to riding horse trouble-free.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Far superior to any other published material available on the subject of off-the-track thoroughbreds. . . . I highly recommend that every trainer keep a copy on hand . . . to give out or to recommend with each horse that leaves the track."  —Washington Thoroughbred

"Racehorse or just a plain old rescue, if you're considering a horse in need of a new career, grab a copy of this book. I can't recommend it any more highly."  —Side Lines

"Like every thoroughbred who is given the chance to succeed, this book is a winner."  —Thoroughbred Style

"A sigh of relief for anyone who cares about equine rescue, particularly off-the-track Thoroughbreds (OTTBs) looking for a second career. . . . If you're looking for an OTTB, you'd be crazy not to buy this book."  —Horsemen's Yankee Pedlar

"I recommend this book to any potential OTTB (Off the Track Thoroughbred) owner."  —The Chronicle of the Horse

"Large color photos and step-by-step instructions make this manual a must-have for anyone thinking about adopting a thoroughbred off the track."  —Horse Illustrated

Horse Illustrated
Large color photos and stepbystep instructions make this manual a musthave for anyone thinking about adopting a Thoroughbred off the track.
The Chronicle of the Horse
I recommend this book to any potential OTTB (Off the Track Thoroughbred) owner.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781570764028
  • Publisher: Trafalgar Square
  • Publication date: 5/1/2008
  • Pages: 212
  • Sales rank: 485,337
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Anna Ford is the program director for New Vocations, the largest racehorse adoption program in the United States. She lives in Hilliard, Ohio. Amber Heintzberger is a freelance journalist whose writing has appeared in The Chronicle of the Horse, Eventing USA, US Equestrian. She lives in Compobello, South Carolina.

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