Common racehorse health problems

Common racehorse health problems

21/01/2021

Prized for their athleticism, strong work ethic and intelligence, thoroughbreds rightly dominate the sport of horse racing. Although they are, in many ways, the ultimate equine athletes, unfortunately there are some health problems which turn up frequently in the breed. The challenges of the racing life push these thoroughbreds to the absolute limits of endurance. And while plenty remain healthy, some don’t.

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How to choose a racehorse trainer

How to choose a racehorse trainer

21/01/2021

After you’ve made the financial and emotional commitment of investing in a racehorse, choosing the right trainer becomes vital. Whether you’re an experienced owner or a newbie you can easily make a costly mistake at this point. So, how do you go about selecting the right trainer who suits the needs of both you and your horse?

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Why does my horse bully other horses?

Why does my horse bully other horses?

18/01/2021

It’s upsetting for owners to see their horse bullying or being bullied. Biting, striking, kicking and otherwise making other horses lives unpleasant can have a negative effect on all concerned. So, why do horses bully each other and what can we do to remedy this unwanted behaviour?

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How do you name a racehorse?

How do you name a racehorse?

07/01/2021

So, your dream has finally come true! You've bought your very own racehorse. You did your pre-sale research, picked out a promising yearling, and have decided who will train and ride it. There's just one thing left to do: give your racehorse a name.

For some people, this can be one of the most enjoyable aspects of owning a racehorse. While silks will carry the owners' colours down the home straight, the name of a racehorse ties it to its owner in a far more meaningful sense. Get it right by reading our guide on how to name a racehorse.

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Can horses swim?

Can horses swim?

07/01/2021

Riding horses is a lot of fun but sometimes you and your equine friend might decide you’d like to try something different. So, how about swimming? Particularly in warm weather, if you live near a horse-friendly beach or lake a refreshing swim could be a real highlight to a hack.

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What are racing colours?

What are racing colours?

07/01/2021

Along with thinking up clever and interesting names for our racehorses, one of the privileges of ownership is designing the racing colours. Sometimes referred to as 'silks' these are the jacket and cap you’ll see worn by the jockey on your horse as it powers down the final furlong to win – fingers crossed!

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