Originally Posted by StormyBlues
hey, just wondering if anyone here has trained a race horse? We will have a foal droped in 4 weeks and I get to train it! We are training it for TB probably long distance racing. His daddy was a long distance racer.
There is no training a horse to be TB, they either are a Thoroughbred or they are not. Just because a horse has parents that could route doesn't mean the ofspring will route, they may be sprinters. And if they are going to run a route, they all start with shorter races. You can't get a horse properly fit for a mile+ race for its first race, and even if you could, that's a long time to be focused on something they have never done for a baby.