Part 7 re training the ex racehorse

Gradually encourage and allow the horse more opportunity to reach forward to the outside contact and utilising the dressage whip applied to the same region at that which your leg would contact, encourage the horse to move in a more forward direction around you on an increasingly larger circle. The horse is now performing a leg yield, move the horse in leg yield out onto a wall or fence, have the horse walk calmly forward with inside flexion and outside rein contact, the wall will now eliminate his ability to step sideways and encourage true forward into the outside rein.

Scott Brodie author of” Horses from courses “is Manager of the Racing NSW Thoroughbred Retraining Program. A NSW Mounted Police horse trainer and classically trained rider, Scott has a has a generously empathetic philosophy to handling horses and a unique spin on the retraining of retired racehorses. Utilising a surprisingly smooth synergy of natural horsemanship and the practical application of classical dressage, Scott’s systematic approach to this often difficult and dangerous endeavour ensures the smoothest and fairest transition for the horse from racing machine to a pleasurable riding partner. Available on Amazon

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