Name Your Rider to “Cowboy Up” at Pimlico

Imagine: A Thoroughbred trainer has five horses competing in an important event at Pimlico on the same Saturday.  He needs to find four more excellent jockeys to ensure the horses get the best ride possible in the competition. Fairly normal situation, right?  Except these Thoroughbreds chase cows for a living, not the finish wire. Sometimes …

Cowboys, Cowgirls, Cattle, and Thoroughbreds to Cut Loose at Pimlico

When the Retired Racehorse Training Project announced that 26 Thoroughbred ex-racehorses would appear at Pimlico Racecourse in Baltimore, Maryland to demonstrate their talent for second careers, nobody envisioned a western invasion of Maryland hunt country. The majority of the demonstrations at the October 5 and 6 Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium will feature the traditional …

How to train your horse with gentle positives

Teaching your horse to love learning!! Horse Clicker Training Clinic Alexandra Kurland Equine Clicker Training Pioneer is coming to Hatfield, AR February 16-17, 2008. To put it simply, an animal tends to repeat an action that has a positive consequence and tends not to repeat one that has a negative consequence. Trainers can take advantage …

Live call with Stacie Westfall 2006 Road to the Horse Winner

Equine learning opportunity with Stacie Westfall Discover her horse training secrets. Dolores Arste of zenhorsemanship.com has lined up Stacie Westfall to be interviewed on her next Clicker Trainer’s Conference call for April 9th. Dolores sent me the following info on this very special *free call… I can’t believe that Stacie’s fire to become a horse …