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  • 6 CPD points

Retraining Racehorses - Educational Training Day

  • 26th October 2023
  • 9:30AM - 4PM
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Location details

Wantage OX12 9NJ, UK

Event Details

The day is for anyone looking to improve their knowledge on retraining racehorses and working with ex-racehorses. It is open to all, but will be of particular interest to coaches and trainers who have clients with ex-racehorses, and to owners/riders of ex-racehorses.

The day is planned to be informative and interactive with plenty of opportunity to discuss what we observe. We are being hosted at North Farm Stud, home to HEROS racehorse retraining and rehoming charity. Chief Executive Grace Muir will be presenting the day for us.

Programme (provisional - start and finish times will remain the same but we may adapt on the day as necessary)
09.30 Registration and coffee

10.00 Welcome and intro
Brief overview of different types of vet assessments, leading on to the elements of the HEROS assessment for new horses intakes.

  • 10.45 Group Discussion
    A relatively new-intake horse worked under saddle or from the ground as appropriate
    Open discussion regarding thoughts on level of training and capabilities of horse.
  • 11.15 Coffee break
  • 11.30 Practical demonstrations of assessment and discussion
    1. Static check & conformation & condition
    2. Teeth & mouth
    3. Trot up in hand
    4. Flexion Test on hard
    5. Back palpation
    6. Trot up on soft
    7. Lunge on soft
    8. Diagnostics - Common problems discovered
  • 13.00 Lunch
  • 13.30 Group Discussion
    A horse further along in retraining, nearer to rehoming, worked under saddle
    Open discussion regarding thoughts on level of training and capabilities of horse.
  • 14.00 Problem Solving
    1. Feeding regime - ulcers
    2. Feet and farriery
    3. Rehabilitation - inc. medication, physio and ground work
  • 15.00 Coffee Break
  • 15.15 Training horses for recovery and development and maintenance
  • 15.45 Questions
  • 16.00 Close

Places are limited to 25 people to ensure a great, small group atmosphere and plenty of opportunity to join in discussions! There will be a lunch break – lunch is not provided, so please bring a packed lunch. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided throughout the day. It goes without saying to dress for the weather as some of the day will take place outside on the yard.

Presenter: Grace Muir

Cost: £40 (BHS Accredited Professional Coach)/£45 (All others)

6 CPD Points

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