Re-training of Racehorses
Retraining occurs in varying degrees for various careers. Some horses move onto the breeding side of racing, some compete in RoR competitions, and others are well suited to becoming a loving pet and life-long companion.
Retraining starts as soon as a horse enters our yard with their temperament being studied. A horse's attitude to work is usually a good indication of how retraining will be taken.
When a horse retires Karen then ensures that they are sound of limb and have had a well earned holiday before starting the process of seeing where a horse's capabilities lie. Time and patience are then adopted to hone the horses talents, ensuring they arrive at their perfect home.
We are very proud of some of the horses that have been re-trained from Southfield and try to promote the amazing after racing life that some of the horses have been offered. So far we are proud to say that we have numerous success stories. Karen goes through great lengths to hand pick horses that have a bright future after their racing careers. Many go onto have sparkling futures in happy homes with worthwhile jobs. Here are a few that have stood out to us!
After winning 7 races for us on the all weather he went on to come 3rd in HOYs qualifiers and qualified for Hickstead. In addition to this, he also won the Retrained Racehorse to Show Horse class at the Heathfield Show.
He has just won the Aintree 2018/19 national championships doing dressage prelim & novice as well as being in the top 10 British dressage horses in the country!
Surely Keen & Carricklee Boy
Both horses were given a loving home after their racing careers where they are both now successfully competing in dressage and ROR classes. Sox (Surely Keen) has shown a particular flaire at dressage winning many ribbons. Above it from one just one day out!
Tower Hill (pictured) Babs (Onestepcloser)
Were bought by Beca to compete in dressage and showjumping. Babs then went onto breed competition horses for Beca and Tower Hill has become her happy hack in his golden years.
He is eventing and has just qualified for the ROR Badminton section next year.
Karen’s 1st winner in a hurdle race at Plumpton, he then went on to qualify for the Hickstead finals as a show horse as well as numerous county show placings!
Ginger (Red Anchor)
He has gone onto being Lindas own trainer's hack. He has proved to be a true gentleman who will not only stand and watch the horses in training with Linda but will also pair with Karen around the Kent County Show Hunt relay.
Many other previous yard faces, including Stop Watch, Monessa, Fleeting Indian, Praise N' Glory and Pippa The Dancer, are all having fantastic lives in new homes, to name but a few! We are always putting updates on our social media following the new lives of our previous athletes.
If you would like to re home a retired racehorse please contact us and we will let you know if we have anything suitable in re training.
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