Hey everyone I took on an ex racer in May she had sustained 2 complete ruptured tendons whilst racing and basically been turned away for a couple of years and completly left to it. I absolutely adore this mare she is 16.3 13yrs old and a very trainable temperement. I did all the basics to get her back into work and she is getting quite fit :) we completed our first intro dressage test yesterday and she was extremlely wound up!!!!!!!!! But we completed the test she was tense and hollow so got 51.8% but such a huge deal for us to be there after 6 weeks of lessons!! She had no idea when I took her on had only raced and hunted!!
This link I am looking for advise on re-schooling ex-racers (as this is a first for me) tips that may help us things to look out for and would love to hear about other peoples experiences too. She is such a fab mare who really likes to have a job!! And I want to get the best I can from her in the nicest most fun ways :) She has been completley checked over by the vet and is 100% sound and cleared to work, she has been carefully lunged and stayed sound too which has helped greatly with introducing her to schooling :) hope for some help :) alice x
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