So long story short, the farm I work at is selling one of their horses. I've been working with this horse for some time and I fell in love with her. She's very sensible and intelligent with just the right amount of spunk. She's also a good height for me. She is being sold due to her lack of speed (not injury). She is a standardbred by the way.
I have broken race horses before. Several of my riding horses were OTSB's. I am particularliy fond of standardbreds.
Usually when I broke them my mother (who is an experienced trainer and horse women) has helped me out. This time its more up to me to do the work due to her lack of time and the amount of time she needs to work with her own horses.
I know the basics of breaking a horse. I was just curious is anyone out there has had experience with breaking racehorses. Any special tips or advice?
My first goal is to have her under saddle and able to perform turns and be comfortable while tacked up. Any tips to having the transition from harness to saddle to smoothly?
Thanks in advance =)