Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Bunbury, Western Australia
I got an off the track thoroughbred, I got him at 5yo and he finished 6 months before I got him. He's spent most of his time gettin weight on him and just letting him be feral :)
But I got a plan for him :) and I think it's imprtant to get a plan for what your going to do when.
1) he's gettin remouthed and hobble trained (he's a cronic pawer)
2) next year have him doing e grade only - 45cms with prelim test
3) the yer after d grade if he's coping - 65cms with prelim test
4) if he's still progressing then c grade - 85cms novice test
So when he hits c grade he will turning 9 that year.
I don't want to rush him as i've seen horses being rushed then all of a sudden crash, lost it and never able to event again. Its alot for a young horse to do too much. I don't care if he shows talent for the olympics, he won't make it there being rushed through the grades.
Here in austraila (well western australia) you can't compete a horse under 5 years old, you can't attend training days on horses under 4yo. And fair enough. It should be the same with racing.
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