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Horse Racing: What is DP, DI and CD in plain english please., brad adler, sunday halo
brad adler, sunday halo, sprint races: Hi Claudia: To find a race record for your horse, simply go to brisnet.com or equibase.com and select a lifetime race-record report. It will cost you a few dollars. The Dosage Index to which you refer is simply a mathematical formula that predicts...

Horse Racing: STARTING GATE, tail gates, coat of paint
Horse Racing: STARTING GATE, tail gates, coat of paint, welder

Horse Racing: Greesy Heel, ed hess, thoroughbred mare
ed hess, thoroughbred mare, cracked heels: hi i think you mean a cracked heel ??? with the snowy fields and snow , horses sometimes do get cracked heels from the snow and that takes time to heal. i had very good luck with vetalog ointment. put it on and cover for a few days then change dressings...

Horse Racing: gating, ed hess, love tap
ed hess, love tap, bell rings: well -- it is up to the horse to break from the gate, but if he or she is breaking slowly, then you should try a pair of full cup blinkers on the horse. this will keep his mind on the business on hand and breaking from the gate. some times the gate crew will...

Horse Racing: Horse Racing Starting Gate, nz thoroughbred racing, thoroughbred racing association
nz thoroughbred racing, thoroughbred racing association, starting gates: Hi Carol, Building starting gates is a specialised engineering project so the sources of quality information will be few. I would start with your local racing club and some of the bigger training establishments who have probably done this same...

Horse Racing: Lead Change on Television, handicapping, lead changes
handicapping, lead changes, speed splits: Hi again William: Again, thanks for the question. No, I don t think that lead change problems in younger horses should be taken into account when handicapping. Of course, it also depends on what criteria you use to handicap - there are various methods...

Horse Racing: Leg weariness, ed hess, breathing problem
ed hess, breathing problem, gallops: hi well she might have a breathing problem. you should have your vet scope her to see if there is anything wrong in her throat. also she might be bleeding when she is under pressure. lots of horses do bleed during a race, and never show the bleeding outwardly....

Horse Racing: Published Workouts, brad adler, workout times
brad adler, workout times, quality horses: Hi James: As I have told people many times, workout times are not very important. Except for noteworthy horses - those whose workouts are publicized and scrutinized - workout times should be taken with a grain of salt. You are correct, there are many...

Horse Racing: STARTING GATE, Thoroughbred Racing Starting Gate
Thoroughbred Racing Starting Gate: Hi Carol: Sorry for the delay - I work at Oaklawn Jockey Club and we had a very busy weekend, what with the Rebel Stakes and some very good racing for the whole week. I ve discussed your question with the track maintenance personnel and found out...

Horse Racing: how do i get started, Crocker, Christopher
Crocker, Christopher, Horse: Go to Pinnacle Downs and start getting on horses for any trainer you can. One of those trainers will be able to help you get your license. The state may have different requirements for getting approved to ride in races. You will most likely have to break out...

Horse Racing: Tb Mare w/ breathing problem., ed hess, hunter jumpers
ed hess, hunter jumpers, tb mare: hi-- well you should have a vet scope her and just see what kind of breathing problem she has. if it is just a minor breathing problem , i am sure she will be ok for hunting and jumping, but id she has a flap problem, then she would need a operation to breath...

Horse Racing: Trainer Licence, ed hess, thoroughbred horses
ed hess, thoroughbred horses, training horses: hi alisha --- well you have to have a trainers license to train thoroughbred horses in any state issued by the local racing commission. to train other peoples horses other then thoroughbred horses, you may not need a license. you can go to the local racing...

Horse Racing: Trainers compensation, ed hess, assistant trainers
ed hess, assistant trainers, daily basis: hi when i trained horses the trainer would get 10% of the winnings and a bonus if the owner wanted to give you a bonus. yes the trainer charges a fee for each day which covers the feed, training, galloping , barn care etc. the assistant trainers work on...

Horse Racing: Triple Crown/Breeder's Cup, triple crown winners, belmont stake
triple crown winners, belmont stake, triple crown races: Danielle, That is a hard question to answer, because it is a matter of individual preference, but in general, I would say that the Triple Crown is the more prestigious thing to win, because it isn t just one race, but a series of three (the Kentucky Derby,...

Horse Racing: time, horse, racing
horse, racing, time: Good question. This is confusing to many. Races are typically called in 5th second intervals. 23 and 2 was actually rounded down to the nearest 5th fraction. The time is 23 and 2 fifths or 23 and 40/100 or 23.4. The program may publish anything from 23.40...

Horse Racing: winning horse pictures, track photographers, track photographer
track photographers, track photographer, best bet: Jenna, Finding all of those photos again could prove to be difficult, but depending on how old they were, your best bet is to contact each racetrack, ask for the contact information for the track photographer, and explain to him what happened. Most track...

Horse Racing: Best Advice for Beginners, horse racing, guarantees
horse racing, guarantees, good luck: Elyssa, The absolute best advice that I can give a beginner is to learn everything that you can, never think that you know everything that there is to know, and never spend any money on horses that you are not completely willing to lose. There are no...

Horse Racing: How to Buy a Race Horse, how to buy a race horse, ed hess
how to buy a race horse, ed hess, race horses: hi you need to take someone with you that knows horses as there are so many things to look at when buying a horse. if you just go to buy a horse yourself, you might wind up buying a pig in a poke, so please take a person with you that does know race horses...

Horse Racing: behaviour problems in ex race horses, thoroughbred race horse, brad adler
thoroughbred race horse, brad adler, pony club: Hi Sahra: Indeed, many racehorses are high-strung, but that does not mean that they are psycho or dangerous. If a thoroughbred just off the track is not wound down (training routine gradually scaled back), they will likely be cantankerous and wild...

Horse Racing: behaviour problems in ex race horses, crossties, sweetest girl
Horse Racing: behaviour problems in ex race horses, crossties, sweetest girl, thoroughbred

Horse Racing: feeding a hyper thoroughbred, broom grass, orchard grass
Horse Racing: feeding a hyper thoroughbred, broom grass, orchard grass, quality orchard

Horse Racing: Horse tying up, apple cider vinegar, hot summer 2
Horse Racing: Horse tying up, apple cider vinegar, hot summer 2, mother of vinegar

Horse Racing: feeding a hyper thoroughbred, ed hess, hay diet
ed hess, hay diet, sweet feed: hi--- a nervous horse needs to be on a very plain diet, such as a basic low protien sweet feed ,say around 10%--11% . not many oats as they tend to produce lots of protien. a basic hay diet, no alfalpha hay too rich and plenty of tuen outs to mkeep them moving...

Horse Racing: Horse tying up, boddie, vet
boddie, vet, good luck: Hi Colin, You mention that this is happening continually so I think you should consult a local vet rather than take advice from the other side of the world. If this is a regular problem then you will need to identify what is causing the problem...

Horse Racing: horse racing, ed hess, work outs
ed hess, work outs, furlongs: hi you will have to train them and see how they take to the training. i always gallop a horse 2 miles a day, just gallop, not a open gallop. after 30 days of galloping with no workouts, i start working them slowly , starting at 3 furlongs then after one...

Horse Racing: Layup, ed hess, fillie
ed hess, fillie, dull coat: hi. well sometimes a change of area, feed and lack of training can change a horses attitude etc. you sound like you did everything you could to try to find out what was wrong with the horse with out any results. did your trainer keep her on any hormone?? ...

Horse Racing: purse, maiden races, initial calculations
maiden races, initial calculations, stakes races: Lary, Thanks for the kind words! Here in the USA, purses are mainly funded by track revenue, which includes simulcasting revenues, and also slot/casino type revenue, if the track has such. The track negotiates with the horseman s guild at each track to...

Horse Racing: Speed Ratings, nad al sheba, churchill downs
nad al sheba, churchill downs, major clubs: Hi John, In 7 years of answering questions on All Experts I have never been completly stumped-------until now. I have no idea what the difference may be. However, its a valid question so I would ask some major clubs in the USA and also Nad Al Sheba,...

Horse Racing: Whip (stick) rules for jockeys and pink square, thoroughbred race horse, ed hess
thoroughbred race horse, ed hess, pink square: hi-- well i am not sure , but i think it is 50 feet from the gate and also it may be the starters preference. i am not sure how many times a jock can hit the horse with his whip, but i know some riders are whip happy . i don t know anything about reflective...

Horse Racing: Where do I go?, ed hess, horse trainer
ed hess, horse trainer: well ,you just don t go to get your trainers license. it is not that easy . you must first pass a few tests given by the race track you are at. the HBPA office would have the info you need to obtain your trainers license. you will have to have at least 3...

Horse Racing: Betting "Field Horses" in the Derby, field horses, the field
field horses, the field, betting the field: Hi Mark: Thanks for your question... You are correct - betting the field was more common about 10 years ago or so, but I think I saw a field bet about two years ago and for the life of me, I cannot remember the occasion. The racing secretary, at each...

Horse Racing: Claiming races, purse money, claiming race
purse money, claiming race, horseman: Stephen, Claiming can be confusing, so I ll try and explain without muddying the waters further. Any horse entered in a claiming race is eligible to be claimed, whether it eventually wins or not. At most tracks, the horse belongs to the claimant the minute...

Horse Racing: how to get enrolled being a jockey, exercise rider, riding horses
exercise rider, riding horses, econmy: Miguel, At 31, you are starting a bit late, but that doesn t necessarily mean that it can t be done, just that it will be far more difficult. I m hoping that you are already an experienced rider, and if so, I would suggest going to local training stables...

Horse Racing: filly race horse, fillies, mares
Horse Racing: filly race horse, fillies, mares

Horse Racing: filly race horse, vagina lips, boddie
vagina lips, boddie, race horse: Hi Joe, A most unusual question for this type of forum, however I ll assume its serious. I don t know about US racing rules or common practice in US racing but it certainly would not be allowed in NZ or Australia.If it is a possibility that the...

Horse Racing: Where to find a good broodmare, stable mail, bloodstock agent
stable mail, bloodstock agent, bloodhorse magazine: Rachel, You have a couple of options for finding a good broodmare. You can keep track of mares that look interesting to you by signing up for stable mail through www.equineline.com, you can check the classified ads in The BloodHorse Magazine or The Thoroughbred...

Horse Racing: Horse Racing, prime stage, natural ability
prime stage, natural ability, wear and tear: Mike, It just depends on the individual. Speed is related to training and general health as well as natural ability. An untrained, unfit 3 year old likely won t be as fast as a trained and fit 7 year old, but that same 7 year old might be slower than...

Horse Racing: Kentucky Derby, brad adler, relative percentage
brad adler, relative percentage, breeders cup: Hi Dennis: Believe it or not, I really don t pay that much attention to races like the Derby or the Breeders Cup. I spend much of my time assessing the relative talents of various levels of claimers throughout the country. That being said, my guess would...

Horse Racing: Kentucky Derby, kentucky derby, mine that bird
kentucky derby, mine that bird, friesan fire: Hi Dennis: Thanks for your question - actually I placed a wager on # 8 Mine That Bird - $4 to win and $2 to place, which paid me $260.40. I publish a pick sheet and he was my 3rd pick (if you will send me your email address, I ll send you a copy of my...

Horse Racing: NYRA, Mutuel Department, State Racing Department
Mutuel Department, State Racing Department, Tote Department: Hi George: First of all, thanks for your question. The process for expanding exotic wagers is pretty simple - first of all the tracks ownership must want the wagers - they advise the Mutuel Depart - the Mutuel Department sends in a proposal to the State...

Horse Racing: Starting Out, gear environment, boddie
gear environment, boddie, further training: Hi Tammy, In most countries thoroughbreds race from age 2. That does not mean all 2yr olds race but they can if they are mature enough. Training can start as soon as you like but of course until the horse is strong enough to carry a rider you...

Horse Racing: swimming, ed hess, wind problem
ed hess, wind problem, fir: hi -- well ,i have swam horses in between races to keep their wind in good condition, but i have never swam them into a race. you need a combination of swimming and galloping in order to get the horse dead fir. if the horse is running and in shape, but a little...

Horse Racing: Tattoo's, brad adler, paperwork problems
brad adler, paperwork problems, jockeyclub: Hi Jim: It would be very rare for the tattoo to completely disappear, but I guess that it is possible. Sometimes, when badly faded, they are very hard to read in certain types of light. Below are two links that may help you in your search. Also, for...

Horse Racing: Track conditions and Dunkirk, crocker, racing
crocker, racing, stable: Dennis, Sloppy, Good, and Muddy are all different track conditions . He knows his horse is good over the slop, but not so great over a muddy or good track, as he stated. Each of those terms is a specific condition and noted so in the racing form. ...

Horse Racing: Whip rules in the Kentucky Derby, kent desormeaux, quarter horse
kent desormeaux, quarter horse, horse race: Dennis, Kent could have used the whip right out of the gate, but you will almost never see that happen outside of a Quarter Horse race. As a general rule you want to allow the horse to find his pace and settle in as much as possible early in the race,...

Horse Racing: english racehorses, jockey club, racehorses
jockey club, racehorses, flu: Hi Ron, Im home in bed with the flu so have not been able to research your question. I expect if you were to email The Jockey Club they will be able to direct you to the register. You can find links on www.jockeysite.com Sorry I can t be more helpful...

Horse Racing: Help with DP, DI, and CD, brad adler, thoroughbred mare
brad adler, thoroughbred mare, distance races: Hi Haley: The Dosage Index (DI) is simply a mathematical formula that predicts a horse s stamina based on its pedigree. The numbers in the first two categories, if high, [Brilliant (7) and Intermediate (4)] are supposed to be representative of a speed...

Horse Racing: Looking up a retired racehorse, brad adler, lesson horse
brad adler, lesson horse, racehorse: Hi Carrie: Go to jockeyclub.com and you can find information on your horse for free (a new feature, it used to cost $35). You ll be able to input the tattoo number and find your horse s name and breeding info. Brad Adler www.superthoroughbred.co...

Horse Racing: performance regress???, ed hess, race horse
ed hess, race horse, loose weight: hi --- some horses do loose weight when in heavy training. worming is always a good thing to do on a Greg basis. checking their teeth is also recommended every 6 months. some horses train better off the farm. you can always have a physic check your horse...

Horse Racing: Racehorse will not change leads, ed hess, racehorse
ed hess, racehorse, gelding: hi well there is always a reason for not changing leads. he could have problems behind and that is why he is not changing leads for you in the race. you should have your vet check him out , to see if there is any back end problems. he could have stifles or...

Horse Racing: Thoroughbred racing, ed hess, paint horses
ed hess, paint horses, belmont stakes: hi well no any breed horse can run in races such as paint horses mules quarter horses all run in races out west. fillies are not usually ruin against the males. it is a sex thing. fillies are usually not as strong as the males so they run fillies against...

Horse Racing: Track speeds, brad adler, drf
brad adler, drf, winning time: Hi Richard: I do not believe the info you request (the average winning time for ALL races) exists. To get this info, you d probably have to do the work yourself. If what you need are the PAR times for EACH CLASS of horse, I suggest you purchase Beyer...

Horse Racing: Training, sprint thoroughned route racing Christopher Crocker
sprint thoroughned route racing Christopher Crocker: If the horse is a successful sprinter at this distance then I wouldn t change a thing. If you insist on racing longer distances then the first thing to have to do is slow the horse down, yes, I said slow it down. You may have a horse that is perfectly capable...

Horse Racing: how to get training to be jockey, ed hess, going to kentucky
ed hess, going to kentucky, kctcs: THERE IS ONE SCHOOL THAT YOU MIGHT TRY OUT TO SEE IF YOU CAN ENROLL THERE. GO TO GREG MACARRION JOCKEY SCHOOL LEXINGTON KY. I KNOW HE WILL TAKE PEOPLE IN THAT WANT TO BECOME A JOCK. IT MAY BE ON THE INTERNET CHECK IT OUT HOPE THIS HELPS YOU Ed Hes...

Horse Racing: Broodmare directory?, brad adler, saddle cloths
brad adler, saddle cloths, stallion directory: Hi Cathy: Brisnet.com is probably the best place to go for the information you seek. You would have to spend anywhere from $1 to $10, or so, to get broodmare records. If you have a lot of time on your hands, you could also try keeneland.com. Go to their...

Horse Racing: Claiming, brad adler, claiming race
brad adler, claiming race, claimant: Hi Johnny: A horse is entered in a claiming race to be claimed (purchased) for a specific price. As a result, the current owner essentially guarantees that the horse will be competing against animals of equal ability - as every horse entered must also...

Horse Racing: Conformation, brad adler, horses head
brad adler, horses head, stayer: Hi Tia: I have always been a subscriber to the theory that a horse s body type will greatly impact its ability to negotiate a distance of ground. It has been my experience that, many more times than not, shorter, well-muscled, compact horses (head to tail)...

Horse Racing: Feeding, Christopher Crocker, horse racing
Christopher Crocker, horse racing, stable: I would make sure you start packing the pounds on in the fall by feeding free choice hay (if you don t all ready) and a high fat grain. If you can t find a grain that contains at least 6 percent fat, then I would supplement with at few ounces of oil. I prefer...

Horse Racing: Jockey and driver earnings, cop
Horse Racing: Jockey and driver earnings, cop

Horse Racing: Race number on saddlecloth
Horse Racing: Race number on saddlecloth

Horse Racing: TB doesn't change leads, leg problem, foot problem
Horse Racing: TB doesn't change leads, leg problem, foot problem, excersize

Horse Racing: Horse Racing Business, race horse trainer, ed hess
race horse trainer, ed hess, leg care: hi maddison . there is no college that i know of to go to to become a horse trainer. i worked my way up from working on a horse farm, cleaning stalls, hot walking them. doing the grooming and all of the other barn work you had to do along the way to become...

Horse Racing: Horses, brad adler, vet clinic
brad adler, vet clinic, daily basis: Hi Maddison: Yes, it could help a little, as many animals are similar in their digestive systems, circulatory systems and other biological functions. However, a stint as an assistant with a horseracing vet would really be best. In that position, you would...

Horse Racing: horse training`, ed hess, thoroughbred mares
ed hess, thoroughbred mares, dee ring: hi well the S hack does not go in her mouth, so maybe she has a problem with her mouth . have you checked her teeth etc ?? .she might have a cut or sore in her mouth and the bits are bothering her. i am not sure what you mean by a headset thanks ED HES...

Horse Racing: horses, thoroughbred race horses, track thoroughbreds
thoroughbred race horses, track thoroughbreds, ed hess: I HAVE TRAINED MANY HORSES AND ENJOYED IT VERY MUCH. THEY HAVE A GREAT LIFE ON THE RACE TRACK. THEY GALLOP AND BREEZE BEFORE RACING. THEY GET A BATH AND A LONG COOLING OFF WALK AFTER THEY TRAIN. THEY GET THEIR LEGS LOOKED AFTER EVERY DAY AND GET A GOOD BRUSHING...

Horse Racing: Jockey and driver earnings, ed hess, purse structure
ed hess, purse structure, standardbred owners: hi -- i am not familiar with the standardbred drivers and what they get and the standardbred owners either. i know that the jockeys always get 10% of the winning purse and the owner gets 60% of the purse. i guess it is the purse structure that makes the difference....

Horse Racing: Minimum purse of a race, Christopher Crocker, racing
Christopher Crocker, racing, horse: I have wondered myself who can afford to run for $2,500 dollars at some American race tracks. I realize there are some owners who are in it for the wins, but the trainers can t even afford to own and run a horse for that kind of purse. The question is hard...

Horse Racing: minimum horses, mininum of horses in a race, para-mutuel wagering
mininum of horses in a race, para-mutuel wagering: Hi Lance: Thanks for your question. I would think that the minimum number of horses for a para-mutuel race would be two, and only because I have seen a two dog race before, but never a two horse race. I think I saw a three horse race one time about 10...

Horse Racing: Question for Ed Hess or anyone else, santa anita park, ed hess
santa anita park, ed hess, dairy farms: hi i do not have any connections at Santa AnIta, but i am sure if you would go to the track and look to see if anyone needs any help, you would prob get a job. if you really want to work with horses, you will find a way to get into the business. you could...

Horse Racing: Race number on saddlecloth, saddle cloths, post position numbers
saddle cloths, post position numbers, coupled entries: Hi Ana: Thanks for your question. For just everyday races, someone in the racing office writes each of the entries in a race on a separate piece of paper called the entry slip , then a similar number of numbered pills are placed in a shaker box. On...

Horse Racing: TB doesn't change leads, ed hess, many horses
ed hess, many horses, physic: hi deb well if he is off behind, then he would not want to change leads, as it would make him very uncomfortable doing so. i have had many horses in the same predicament. have your vet check the horse our for back end problems. a physic can also read your...

Horse Racing: Thoroughbred Claim Horse, brad adler, fast filly
brad adler, fast filly, google: Hi Arthur: If you want to sell the horse, there are plenty of qualified bloodstock agents who can help you. I m sure that if you do an Internet search on a site like Google.com, you could speak with several agents and they can advise you as to the best...

Horse Racing: Can't find a horse that raced, google search, stable owners
google search, stable owners, proper search: Hi Joyce, I don t believe it is that difficult to trace a horse that raced within the last two seasons. I will start a proper search and will have the details for you in a few days. Can you give me any other details about the horse. Breeding,...

Horse Racing: tb mare training, tb mare, clinton anderson
tb mare, clinton anderson, war emblem: I am not familiar with Clinton Anderson. I recommend having a professional train this horse. I cannot give advice on this since it is a very hands on situation and can t be solved in a short answer. I would have to see the horse to be able to help in this...

Horse Racing: Becoming a trainer, ed hess, race horses
ed hess, race horses, racehorses: hi you need to go to a horse farm and get a job cleaning stalls etc and helping out around the barn and then after awhile you can go to the race track and apply for a job in a racing stable. try for a farm that has some race horses stabled at, that way you...

Horse Racing: Getting into the business, Crocker, racing
Crocker, racing, horses: Graduate from high school and if there are business and aggriculture classes, take them. Check out the colleges in Kentucky and Arizona for equine courses that lead to the racing industry. There are plenty of good programs there and they will lead you to the...

Horse Racing: Claims Race...AGAIN!, claiming race, great horse
claiming race, great horse, good horse: Susan, I don t watch a lot of TV, which includes the series Jockeys , so I m not really sure who BullyBullyBully or his trainer are, but horse racing is a business, not a hobby, and there is a saying in the business, keep yourself in the best company,...

Horse Racing: Running for purse only, horses, couples
Horse Racing: Running for purse only, horses, couples, odds

Horse Racing: speed of horses, body chemistry, quarter horses
Horse Racing: speed of horses, body chemistry, quarter horses, distance race

Horse Racing: history, google search, brad adler
google search, brad adler, google: Hi Harry: You can try sites like brisnet.com, equibase.com and equineline.com to get information on thoroughbred runners. I don t know if their detailed, computerized race records go much beyond 1984, however. In any event, they would certainly have basic...

Horse Racing: getting into the horse racing industry, will rogers downs, equine science
will rogers downs, equine science, exercise rider: Loryn, Just look around at the trainer s operation, and see if you are cmfortable there, or would want your horses to be there. Are his/her horses happy and well cared for? Does the help seem happy and pleasant, and dedicated to their horses. Are the...

Horse Racing: horse timings, ed hess, many horses
ed hess, many horses, class races: hi i have ran many horses and against all kinds of class races. the classy horse will always beat the cheaper horse and i am not sure exactly why that happens, but it usually does. they seem to know they are running against a better horse and they try hard...

Horse Racing: Race horses, pleasure mounts, riding horses
pleasure mounts, riding horses, race horses: Ken, Ex-racehorses often make excellent pleasure mounts, but seldom are they suited for a beginner, unless they have been re-trained by a professional. You mentioned that you and your wife are looking for spirited riding horses, but also that this would...

Horse Racing: Re-entry into the game, ed hess, equine courses
ed hess, equine courses, game question: hi i do not know of any collage that would have the classes you would need to know what you already know. actual working with the horses at a farm is much better then a colleague class. i would hire a person with experience over a collage grad anytime. that...

Horse Racing: Running for purse only, ed hess, purse
ed hess, purse, trotter: hi well if it i non betting race then the horse runs for the purse only. that would be a schooling or condition race. the trotter usually run those kind of races to get the horse use to racing , before they actually start in their first race . thanks ED HES...

Horse Racing: I have a racing question..., aqha horse, race horses
aqha horse, race horses, question question: Hi Pete, I have been thinking about the aqha in you first question and now surmise that it satnds for American Quarter Horse Association. Is that right? Weight is a very important factor when conditioning a racing horse, be it a standard bred,...

Horse Racing: Saddle Cloths, ed hess, saddle cloths
ed hess, saddle cloths, saddle cloth: hi i am not sure of what year that was adopted. i started to train in the 1960 s and i can remember white as the saddle cloth color, but then i can also remember the different colors also for each no. sorry i do not know the exact year of the change thanks...

Horse Racing: Starting to race, ed hess, melbourne cup
ed hess, melbourne cup, race question: hi all training of a 2 yr old is good for them as they need to build mass and stamina. up and down hills are good too.roping in a sand ring is very good also. i have won many a race right out of the good old sand ring. show training is good for the young...

Horse Racing: speed of horses, ed hess, speed of horses
ed hess, speed of horses, quarter horses: HI -THE QUARTER HORSE IS MUCH FASTER AT A SHORT DISTANCE , BUT THE THOROUGHBRED CAN RUN AT A HIGH SPEED FOR A LONGER DISTANCE. THE BREEDING HAS A LOT TO DO WITH THE SPEED THAT THEY RUN THE RACE AT. THEY TRAIN ABOUT THE SAME, WITH GALLOPING , WORK OUTS ETC....

Horse Racing: thoroughbred identification, microchip, identification
microchip, identification, thoroughbreds: Hi Mary: Thanks for your question. Yes, although lip tattooing and cowlick identification markings are still the standard, The Jockey Club is very slowly leaning toward microchip implants for identification. On March 3, 2006 The Jockey Club added Microchip...

Horse Racing: Aerobic training, crocker, christopher
crocker, christopher, racing: Yes. Aerobic training is important in Quarter horses for short distances. Aerobic training is 30%-40% involved in actual racing of the quarter horse. Aerobic training is very important in conditioning the cardio, respiratory, tendons, ligaments, bone development...

Horse Racing: Claiming Race, purse money, types of horses
purse money, types of horses, claiming race: Andrea, There are no fees to run in a claiming race, other than paying your jockey. The only races that require a fee to be paid are stakes races. But purse money varies by the type of race, so the lower the claiming tag, generally the lower the available...

Horse Racing: Claiming Races, types of horses, claiming race
types of horses, claiming race, sad fact: Deborah, Horse racing is a business, not a hobby, and there is a saying in the business, keep yourself in the best company, and your horse in the worst , meaning that you always want to run your horse in a place where he has the best shot to win. Often...

Horse Racing: Finding my old racer, race enthusiasts, suitable source
race enthusiasts, suitable source, local racing: Hi Tina, I am always pleased to hear of some one prepared to give a retired TB a home and care and attention. Most old horses end up in a tin so thankyou for taking care of this bloke. He is near the end of his life as not many live beyond 25 yrs....

Horse Racing: The other horses at the track, ed hess, pony boys
ed hess, pony boys, race horses: hi well we call them pony boys or girls and their job is to take the horse to the gate, warm them up, keep them quiet and just relax the horse before the race. . most pony boys or girls are backside help. some are trainers. and some just do this job for...

Horse Racing: Race records, storm dancer, jockey club
storm dancer, jockey club, tattoo number: Hi Sara, Sorry to be so long responding to your question, I have been on holiday and did not tell AE, oops! The best place to find racing records in the USA is from www.equineline.com. In NZ we have a free service for this, www.arion.co.nz but...

Horse Racing: Racing/Licence USA, apprentice jockey, dual nationality
apprentice jockey, dual nationality, daughter alex: Many UK trainers have contacts with trainers here in the States. Your daughter might try asking the trainers for whom she currently rides for a recomendation to someone over here that she could ride for. Or she might try sending out resumes to large training...

Horse Racing: starting in the business, veterinarian technicians, ed hess
veterinarian technicians, ed hess, erands: hi you have to go to the race track and ask for a job in the stables. just be honest with the trainer that you will be working for and tell him what kind of experience you have around horses and that you would like to become a trainer in the future. if you...

Horse Racing: Traing and Flapping, first clue, legs feet
first clue, legs feet, snaffle bit: hi -- i would start the training program now. the sooner you start the sooner the horse will come around and start getting fir and ready to run. you must give the horse a good feed and care program so you can see how good he is coming along in this training...

Horse Racing: Training racehorse, potassium loss, butazolidine
potassium loss, butazolidine, frusemide: I am not a veterinarian, but based on my own experience, I don t believe that bleeding is any more prevalent in young horses than in older ones. I am unfamiliar with Rune Haugen, but I will certainly check out his site when I have time. Stephanie Fros...

Horse Racing: training backing up on speed, ed hess, polips
ed hess, polips, 2 year olds: hi-- have you tried blinkers on the horse, as sometimes that will put his mind on running.also some times horses have problems in the rear end that caused them to break slowly from the gate. you could check for stifle and hock problems. also most all 2 year...

Horse Racing: training license, apprenticeship programs, mucker
apprenticeship programs, mucker, getting a job: I don t know of any apprenticeship programs in the USA, but you should definitely have a good deal of experience with racehorses before thinking about getting a trainer s license. AS far as getting a job, it is just like any other job. You find places that...

Horse Racing: turf rail settings, turf, rail settings
turf, rail settings, turf course: Hi John: Thanks for your question. Although I have never worked at a track that has a turf course , I do know just a little about it - sometimes the inside of the turf course is protected from over use by placing a temporary plastic rail up several feet...

Horse Racing: blood counts, crocker, chistopher
crocker, chistopher, horse: You should ask your vet for a CBC. This is a complete blood count and it cost 30 to 50 dollars plus whatever they charge to come where you are to draw the blood. My track vet does it for 30 bucks. You can also ask for a what is a basic blood screen or...

Horse Racing: Choosing a Weanling, crocker, christopher
crocker, christopher, yearling: This is a very risky way to get into racing. The only people who make out well most of the time, is the breeder. I don t like either of theses foals for various reasons. I can t give you a true evaluation of these animals unless I can put my hands on the horse....

Horse Racing: conditions, Condition Book, Claiming Races
Condition Book, Claiming Races, Thoroughbred Ages: Hi Rick: Thanks for your question. Actually, there is no way that you can identify the horse that most qualifies for the conditions of the race - they all qualify. The condition book is a booklet written by the racing secretary and published for the horsemen...

Horse Racing: distance training, crocker, christopher
crocker, christopher, racing: Hello Andy, It all depends on her age, soundness and how she is currently handling the workload. If she is galloping a fast pace then I would think she is getting a lot out of the mile and a half. I would only add a half mile to a mile warm up jog for an...

Horse Racing: distance training, ed hess, distance training
ed hess, distance training, blinkers: hi-- ok, i had a horse that won 12 races in a row for me one year and i trained him this way. gallop 2 miles a day not a fast open gallop, just a nice gallop for 6 days a week and Sundays off.always Sundays off. i would give him a half mile work out 2 days...

Horse Racing: FOOD, racehorse, stephanie
racehorse, stephanie, protein: Andy, The amount of protein that a racehorse gets should be tailored to their individual needs and training schedule. I have never heard of a 14% feed making a horse excitable and sour. That sounds more like a training issue. Stephanie Frost www.AlchemyBloodstock.co...

Horse Racing: gentleman jockey and journeyman jockey, ed hess, turf races
ed hess, turf races, hunt clubs: HI A GENTLEMAN JOCKEY IS A JOCKEY THAT WOULD RIDE AT HUNT CLUBS AND TURF RACES OVER THE HURDLES OR OVER THE JUMPS. THEIR WEIGHT CAN BE MUCH MORE THEN A regular JOCKEY THAT RIDES IN OTHER TYPE OF RACES. A JOURNEYMAN JOCKEY IS A JOCKEY THAT HAS RIDDEN FOR MANY...

Horse Racing: jockey dropping his hands, whip marks, group races
whip marks, group races, follow ups: Hi Gopal, It is a term used in racing to describe what happens after the horses finish the race. They run on past the winning post slowing down as they go and then turn around and come back to the birdcage in front of the officials area. Inside...

Horse Racing: joining stables, good riddance, racing stables
good riddance, racing stables, indians: Hi Gopal, I assume you mean Australia as being the place where Indians are being killed. Australia is a very safe country by world standards. Usually the only people in danger of being killed are crimminals involved in drugs, prostitution and such...

Horse Racing: race writing, condition book, racing secretary
condition book, racing secretary: I will try to explain how the condition book works - The condition book is published by the Racing Secretury every two weeks and is usually applicable for two weeks. The book is available to everyone, and can be obtained in the office of the Racing Secretary...

Horse Racing: Track jobs, ed hess, exercise rider
ed hess, exercise rider, galloping horses: hi Rachel-- you would prob have to go to a training farm where they train horses and break young horses and start there galloping horses. it will be very hard to become a exercise rider on the track with no experience. a farm is the best place to start out...

Horse Racing: Training, ed hess, race horses
ed hess, race horses, bowed tendons: hi Laura-- well as soon as the foal is born you really start to handle the foal. you put on a halter, you touch and play with the foal every day to get him or her use to being handled. all horses are born to race, although some are not as FAST as others, so...

Horse Racing: bar horse shoes, ed hess, bar shoes
ed hess, bar shoes, bar shoe: HI YES YOU CAN USE A BAR SHOE TO RACE IN. THEY ARE KEPT ON THE FOOT TO KEEP THE FOOT FROM SPREADING AND LETTING THE FOOT HEAL FROM THE DAMAGE TO THE FOOT. THERE MANY TYPE AND STYLES OF BAR SHOES. YOU CAN ALWAYS SEE YOUR BLACKSMITH AND LET THEM SHOW YOU THE...

Horse Racing: basic check after buying racehorse, ed hess, vet check
ed hess, vet check, nasal discharge: HI WELL A VET CHECK WOULD REALLY BE THE WAY TO GO, BUT IF YOU LOOK FOR SWELLING IN THE LEGS, KNEES . CHECK THE FEET FOR PROBLEMS. TROT THE HORSE TO SEE HOW IT GOES. LOOK FOR NASAL DISCHARGE.CHECK TEMP. CHECK EYES FRO ANY PROBLEMS. BUT AS I SAID A VET CHECK...

Horse Racing: fore hooves round, hind hooves oval, conformation of the horse, ed hess
conformation of the horse, ed hess, hooves: HI --ALL HORSES HAVE DIFFERENT SIZED HOOFS. SOME ROUND SOME OVAL. WHEN THE BLACKSMITH SHOES THE HORSE HE SHOES ACCORDING TO THE CONFORMATION OF THE HORSE. SO IT IS UP TO THE INDIVIDUAL TRAINER TO DECIDE AND HIS BLACKSMITH TO DECIDE HOW THEY WANT THE HORSE...

Horse Racing: GELDING ALTERNATIVES, gelding, Crocker
gelding, Crocker, Racing: There is no point in keeping this horse a colt. If they are hurting him to train then you will never have a horse that will compete to it s full potential. His mind is on other things. The chance of this horse having a successful stud career is slim to none....

Horse Racing: gag snaffles uses, ed hess, snaffles
ed hess, snaffles, snaffle bits: hi --the gag bit is used for a rough horse in order to control them while working them. i always try to use the minamum bit on a horse and then if he needs a stronger bit ,i will change to one of that type. we use gag bits and draw reins on a horse that has...

Horse Racing: handicapping a horse race, ed hess, horse race
ed hess, horse race, bet: HI --HANDICAPING A HORSE RACE MEANS LOOKING UP ALL OF THE RECORDS TO TELL YOU WHICH HORSE FITS A PARTICULAR RACE FROM HIS PAST PERFORMANCES. THAT WAY YOU CAN FIGURE OUT ALL OF THE HORSES IN THE RACE AND SEE HOW THEY ALL FIGURE OUT TO RUN. THANKS ED HES...

Horse Racing: hobble training, hay contains what, ed hess, timothy hay
ed hess, timothy hay, protien: hi-- i feed a basic TIMOTHY hay at about 10% protien.there are many variety of hays to feed..we have alphalfa , grass,clover and mixed hay. some hays are very high in protien and too much protein is not good for a horse. yes ,hobbling a horse will prevent...

Horse Racing: horse racing gates, ed hess, animal planet
ed hess, animal planet, horse racing: HI BRENDA , WELL I HAVEN T HEARD THAT. THE STARTING GATE WAS USED SO THAT THEY COULD GET ALL OF THE HORSES AT ONE PLACE AT ONE TIME AND KEEP THEM LINED UP SO THAT THEY COULD GET A EVEN START FROM THE GATE. THEY USE TO JUST WALK UP TO A BARRIER THAT STRETCHED...

Horse Racing: horse racing trainers, cost, owning
cost, owning, race: Sorry for the delay..... I have the information you need posted on my web site at http://crockerracingstable.com/thoroughbred_ownership.htm. Scroll down to the section regarding cost of ownership. Here you will find just about everything an owner needs...

Horse Racing: laminitis horses fed less, ed hess, coffin bone
ed hess, coffin bone, dangerous problem: HI --YOU NEED TO ASK YOUR VET ON THAT QUESTION, AS THERE ARE MANY DIFFERENT IDEAS ON HOW TO TREAT A HORSE WITH AMANITAS. A VERY DANGEROUS PROBLEM IN THE RACING BUISNESS. MOST HORSES WITH THIS DO NOT DO WELL AS A RACE HORSE.ONCE THE COFFIN BONE ROTATES DOWNWARD,...

Horse Racing: What qualifications do you need to train race horses., ed hess, race horses
ed hess, race horses: hi-- well you should have worked with horses for a good while before you try to get your trainers license. trainers charge different prices for their training fees. you can ask around to see what the prices are going for. at the big tracks here in the states...

Horse Racing: Race horses, race horse run, race horses
race horse run, race horses, quarter horses: Hi Celia, 1. Sprinters can run at up to about 40mph. 2. Most horses love running, its what they do best. 3. Yes, all three run in races for quarter horses. 4. It varies from country to country but usually hurdles are about 4 high...

Horse Racing: riding skills, ed hess, leg care
ed hess, leg care, feet shoes: hi if you want to be a trainer, you will have to know most everything about the horse. feed, training ,leg care, health, feet, shoes, teeth, oh lots of training skills to get the horse ready to win the race. thanks . I Do HAVE BASIC RIDING SKILLS ED HES...

Horse Racing: thoroughbred horse, quiz nights, australian thoroughbred
quiz nights, australian thoroughbred, pub quiz: Hi Darryl, This question often crops up in pub quiz nights but I guess you have to be interested to know the answer. In fact the record for wins in a season is held by the Australian thoroughbred Jorrocks (F 1833)who won 30 of 31 starts in 1846....

Horse Racing: turf conditions, ed hess, turf conditions
ed hess, turf conditions, time kind: hi i guess it depends on the individual horse and how they handle the turf. some horses love the soft going and other horses love a more firm footing. i always looked at a horses foot and if it was a very flat soled foot then i thought that the horse would...

Horse Racing: What are the best clothes to were track riding, female jockeys, long sleeve t shirt
female jockeys, long sleeve t shirt, cotton trousers: Hi Amy, There is always a job for good track riders. I assume you know how to ride and have some experience. You can appreciate that a trainer will want to know your riding background and that you are both competent and keen. No trainer will let...

Horse Racing: colts weight more than fillies, ed hess, race horses
ed hess, race horses, fillies: hi usually the male in any animal will weigh more then the female. in race horses that fact is usually true. a colt will be bigger, have more mussel, and mass. just take a look at some colts and then take a look at some fillies and you will see quite a difference....

Horse Racing: Getting in contact with a trainer, laurel park, kentucky derby
laurel park, kentucky derby, upper lip: Hi Natalie: Thanks for your question - I know that I have heard of Gaston D. Sandoval, but for the life of me I can t remember what or where. It seems he had an entry for the Kentucky Derby once. I know for a fact that he currently has some horses...

Horse Racing: cooling a horse, no sweat glands, ed hess
no sweat glands, ed hess, horse legs: hi-- a horse has no sweat glands from the knees down to the feet. when you have swelling in the legs you always try to cool out the legs with either a leg tightener or a leg sweat, so that you can get the filling out of the legs. they will usually always feel...

Horse Racing: no exercise for a horse, ed hess, mussels
ed hess, mussels, exercise: hi all the mussels will go away from being toned and fit. you will need to start all over with the training program in order to get the horse ready to run again. we do 6 month at the track and 6 months on the farm makes a horse last longer. thanks ED HES...

Horse Racing: fillies relaxation more than colts, ed hess, fillie
ed hess, fillie, fillies: HI WELL USUALLY A FILLIE IS ALWAYS MORE NERVOUS THEN A COLT WHEN IN TRAINING TO RACE. IF YOU TAKE A FILLIE THAT IS RUNNING POORLY AT THE TRACK AND TAKE THEM HOME TO THE FARM AND TURN THEM OUT, THEY WILL SEEM TO SETTLE DOWN SOME AND IF YOU TRAIN THEM ON THE...

Horse Racing: full cheek snaffle, ed hess, wolf teeth
ed hess, wolf teeth, bad teeth: HI TILTING THE HEAD COULD BE FROM ANY OF MANY PROBLEMS THE HORSE MAY HAVE. ESPECIALLY BAD TEETH OR WOLF TEETH THAT IS BOTHERING THEM. WHEN YOU PUT THE BIT IN THEIR MOUTH, THAT TOUCHES THE TEETH AND THUS MAY CAUSE THE TILTING OF THE HEAD. THANKS ED HES...

Horse Racing: galloping in training, ed hess, gallop 1
ed hess, gallop 1, easy gallop: hi well every horse is different so you will have to train each a little different then the other. if i had a sprinter then i would gallop 1 1/2 miles a day at a very easy gallop.but once they started to race i would adjust the training to fit the horse. if...

Horse Racing: Horse Racing Sprinters/Stayers, ed hess, endurance races
ed hess, endurance races, breathing capacity: HI JIM IN AUSTRALIA. WELL A SHORT COUPLED HORSE WITH A BROAD CHEST AND POWERFUL HIND END SHOULD MAKE A GOOD SPRINTER. I DON T THINK SIZE HAS ANYTHING TO DO WITH SPEED OF A HORSE. OF COURSE I HAVE HAD ALL KINDS OF HORSE THAT WOULD SHOW SPEED AND THEY DIDN T...

Horse Racing: horse racing, tongue, tie
tongue, tie, race: The tongue is commonly tied down under the bit for mainly, breathing purposes, but also to prevent the tongue from positioning over the bit, compromising the proper function of the bit and control of the horse. The tongue should be gently pulled forward...

Horse Racing: Race Horses, crocker, racing
crocker, racing, christopher: What s the horses name? I could learn more by looking at his race replays and form. It may just be he just isn t good enough or fit enough. He may not like the surface he is racing on either. Send me more info so I can give you a better evaluation. Christopher...

Horse Racing: racehorse feed, ed hess, 2 quarts
ed hess, 2 quarts, 4 quarts: hi-- i would feed oats and sweet feed.. 4 quarts oats and 2 quarts sweet feed. free choice of hay that is about 10 lbs of food per day. then the usual training every day. i feed 2 quarts of oats in the am 10 am 2 more quarts of oats then at 4 pm the rest of...

Horse Racing: riding marwari horses, marwari horses, ed hess
marwari horses, ed hess, race horse: hi if you can ride a horse you can ride any breed of horse. you need to become proficient in horse back riding before you can become a good rider. i am sure your trainer will or your teacher will make sure you know how to ride before they let you get on a...

Horse Racing: no shoe for hind legs, ed hess, hind legs
ed hess, hind legs, four feet: hi-- i always would shoe the horse all around for safety and protection. some trainers do not shoe the horse behind when in light training, but when it comes time to race they usually always put shoes on a four feet. a horse with no shoes behind may do a lot...

Horse Racing: swimming for horses, ed hess, racehorses
ed hess, racehorses, short time: hi i use to swim my horses once a day and for a short time at first. swimming is very strenuous and you must not swim the horse too long when you first start swimming. you start with like 10 min a day and work your way up to prob about 20 mins a day over like...

Horse Racing: Thorobred racehorse, ed hess, stud horse
ed hess, stud horse, racehorse: hi i guess it depends on your horse and the soundness of the horse. you only have 11 days to do it in. i would usually work my horse 6 fur. before he ran a long race.. he was a big stud horse so he had to keep sharp for the race. a 4 fur. long breeze will...

Horse Racing: Trifecta Costs, rule of thumb, discussion topic
rule of thumb, discussion topic, multiplier: Hi Jim, That is a very unusual combination so I am not surprised you are having trouble calculating it. As a rule of thumb you multiply the number of horses to win by the number to run second by the number to run third. Where you have selections...

Horse Racing: Trifecta Costs, e mail address, wager calculator
e mail address, wager calculator, trifecta wager: Hi again Jim: Thanks for your question. No I don t know of any mathematical equation that can calculate any trifictas - only the one in my first answer - treat them as a 3 part wager and break it down to one greyhound in one of the spots. Again, I can...

Horse Racing: how to tell if a horse is travelling well, ed hess, changing leads
ed hess, changing leads, softer ground: HI WAYNE, IF THE HORSE LIKES THE GOING THEY WILL RUN A GOOD RACE AND TRY TO RUN. IF FOR SOME REASON THE HORSE DOES NOT LIKE THE GOING THEN THEY WILL NOT PUT OUT IN THE RACE. SOME HORSES WILL RUN MUCH BETTER ON THE TURF BECAUSE IT IS A SOFTER GROUND ON THEIR...

Horse Racing: tips on become assistant trainer, ed hess, racehorse training
ed hess, racehorse training, point thanks: hi if you want to become a asst. trainer then you will have to work for a trainer for some time and get to learn all about how he trains etc. you should have some basic horse training before you decide if you want to become a trainer.you just don t become...

Horse Racing: your training experience, thoroughbred racehorse trainer, ed hess
thoroughbred racehorse trainer, ed hess, galloping horses: HI I STARTED BY WORKING ON HORSE FARMS, CLEANING STALLS, RUBBING HORSES, GALLOPING HORSES AND ALSO WORKED ON A BREEDING FARM FOR AWHILE TO LEARN ALL I COULD ABOUT TAKING CARE OF THE HORSE. I WORKED AS A GROOM ON THE RACE TRACK FOR SOME TIME BEFORE I GOT A...

Horse Racing: warm up to the starting gates, ed hess, racehorse trainer
ed hess, racehorse trainer, starting gates: hi-- it depends on your horse. some just walk to the gate and others warm up at the gallop and some just do a lot of jogging to the gate. some horses need a lot of warming up to get ready to break from the gate. some nervous horses do not warm up much so they...

Horse Racing: whipping the horse near the gates, ed hess, practice session
ed hess, practice session, jockey: hi-- i have no idea why the jock would whip the horse when he got to the gates. in the us you can not whip the horse behind the gates a rule here. that makes the horse very excited and they get too nervous and then you have all kinds of problems loading them....

Horse Racing: horses intellegent than humans, intelligent animals
Horse Racing: horses intellegent than humans, intelligent animals

Horse Racing: horse with missing tooth, ed hess, wolf teeth
ed hess, wolf teeth, tooth ferry: hi--i would have the tooth ferry check on the houses mouth at least twice a year to check out the problems that need to be attended too, such as caps and wolf teeth , and have them floated to keep the horses mouth in healthy condition. i have had some horses...

Horse Racing: horse training, training horses, horse age
training horses, horse age, quality hay: You really don t have to do much if the horse is already fit and racing. There are many variables for each individual horse. If the horse is completely sound then you can proceed to gallop him for 1-2 miles with a mile warm up, 3 to 4 days a week with an additional...

Horse Racing: horses intellegent than humans, ed hess, many horses
ed hess, many horses, madam: HI --I DO THINK THAT A HORSE DOES HAVE SOME POINT OF INTELLIGENCE, SUCH AS A DOG OR CAT ETC. I HAVE HAD MANY HORSES THAT HAD DIFFERENT ABILITIES, SO THEY ARE VERY SMART. YOU CAN TRAIN A HORSE TO DO JUST ABOUT ANYTHING YOU WANT THEM TO DO. THANKS ED HES...

Horse Racing: hozing off horse legs, ed hess, horse legs
ed hess, horse legs, heat stroke: hi-- hozeing off a horse after a workout or race will keep the horse from having a heat stroke. lots of trainers in the us do this as a cooling bath. you can also adjust the water to become a nice warm bath too. if you do not scrape them off, they will use...

Horse Racing: racehorse, ed hess, vet check
ed hess, vet check, wind problem: hi it is either lameness or a wind problem. please have your vet give him a good old vet check. if he is stopping at the quarter pole, then he may have a problem when he changes his leads. if he is sore, he will stop when he goes on the lead that is bothering...

Horse Racing: Racehorse trainers license, racehorse trainer license, racing
racehorse trainer license, racing, trainer: Hello Cathy, Yes there is a way for you to learn more about what it takes to be a licensed racehorse trainer with a study course and DVD s available at www.trainerstest.com This course has been around for many years with updates every year. It s an...

Horse Racing: stop bucking, ed hess, riding a horse
ed hess, riding a horse, madam: HI -- I GUESS YOU CAN USE DIFFERENT EQUIPMENT TO HELP PREVENT BUCKING. I JUST THINK IF YOU WOULD ROPE THE HORSE FIRST , THAT WOULD HELP GET ANY BUCKING OUT OF THE HORSE. THEN YOU CAN SADDLE IT UP AND TAKE THE HORSE OUT FOR THE TRAINING. THANKS ED HES...

Horse Racing: training, ed hess, muscle spasm
ed hess, muscle spasm, furlong: hi-- you can always just gallop him at 1 1/2 miles a day at a reg gallop, no fast work for the horse. you can get the horse fit galloping him. a slow gallop every day should not hurt the horse unless the horse is not ready for the training. thanks ED HESS...

Horse Racing: training horses barefooted on deep sand, ed hess, horses hoof
ed hess, horses hoof, training horses: hi-- a horses hoof is made up of compressed hair, so it it pretty tuff. i do not think that training on deep sand would hurt the feet very much, but i always train horses with some sort of shoe on the feet, that way i do not have any chance of damaging the...

Horse Racing: Yearling Thoroughbred, feed, horse
feed, horse, crocker: The best thing for your yearling right now is to be turned out with others in a field where they are free to run, play and socialize. You should feed a high quality grain and plenty of good quality hay as well. Follow the directions on the back since feeds...

Horse Racing: Australian horse racing, thoroughbred racing, horse racing
thoroughbred racing, horse racing, Australian race horses: Hi Hannah: Thanks for your question - I will answer your second question first. Horse racing began in the 12th century when English Knights returned from the crusades with swift Arabian stallions - over the next 400 years, more Arabian stallions were imported...

Horse Racing: aluminium instead of a steel shoe, ed hess, steel shoes
ed hess, steel shoes, racing plates: HI ALUMINUM SHOES ARE USED FOR LIGHTNESS AND RACING AND STEEL SHOES ARE USED FOR HEAVY TRAINING AND KEEPING THE FOOT FROM SPREADING TOO MUCH.SOME TRAINERS WILL RACE THEIR HORSES IN STEEL RACING PLATES FOR A MORE RUGGED AND LONG LASTING RACING SHOE. SOME OTHER...

Horse Racing: Chooseing races, ed hess, racehorse
ed hess, racehorse, firs: HI -- NO I ALWAYS TRAINED LONG DISTANCE HORSES THE SAME WAY. LONG SLOW GALLOPS EACH DAY AND EVERY SUNDAY OFF. IF HE DIDN T RUN IN OVER 2 WEEKS, THEN I WOULD BLOW HIM OUT 6 FURS 2 DAYS BEFORE THE RACE. IF HE WASN T A SORE GOING HORSE. WHEN I FIRST START BACK...

Horse Racing: checking gums daily, ed hess, gums
ed hess, gums, salt water: hi, well sometimes young horses have new teeth comming in and they may be sore inside the mouth from the bit. other times they may have sore spots that the bits may rub on, so you should check for trouble every time you notice the horse acting funny about...

Horse Racing: fat vs. fiber, christopher, crocker
christopher, crocker, racing: I would start off by feeding a grain with 6-8% fat. Blue Seal feeds is one of the few who make a race horse formula with the proper fat ration. It s called Vintage Racer. I would give an ulcer medication along with a probiotic and a digestive enzyme. Also...

Horse Racing: horses start dropping back at the bends, ed hess, knee problems
ed hess, knee problems, bends: HI IT IS PROBABLY CAUSED BY A PROBLEM . HAVE YOUR VET CHECK THEM OUT WHILE THEY ARE COOLING OUT TO SEE WHERE THEY ARE SORE. YOU WILL SEE THESE PROBLEMS SHOW UP IN THE TURNS, BECAUSE THAT IS WHEN THEY CHANGE LEADS. SOME PROBLEMS ARE IN BEHIND AND OTHERS ARE...

Horse Racing: Judging a Horses Walk, jaw bones, lung development
jaw bones, lung development, jaw line: Hi Tanya, Yes, you have been advised correctly, athletic build or conformation and a good walk are important indicators. 9 weeks is very early to assess a young horse, in fact its age is part of the assessment process. Having been born at the...

Horse Racing: How to judge a horses walk, thoroughbred racing, horse racing
thoroughbred racing, horse racing: Hi Tanya: Thanks for your question - although this is a little out of my realm of handicapping and wagering, I think you have received pretty good advice - what I look for in a horse is the walk, the shoulder build (like Curlin,) and I guess I would say...

Horse Racing: long distance for horses when to pick up speed, ed hess, starting gates
ed hess, starting gates, distance race: hi well it is up to the jockey and the horse to decide when to pick up the pace in the race. some horses just run the last quarter mile and win. others run a good half mile at the end to get up to win the race. you just have to know your horse and how he...

Horse Racing: please answer these questions, apprentice jockeys, steel shoe
apprentice jockeys, steel shoe, claiming race: Hi Gopal, Another source of information for you would be www.dictionaryofgambling.com Also Wikipedia is a very good data source. Horses racing up to about 1300m are termed sprinters. 1300 to 2000m is termed middle distance and horses racing...

Horse Racing: please answer these questions, nomination fee, tongue tie
nomination fee, tongue tie, racehorses: Hi Gopal, I do not think a race with less than 7 starters has any special name, it s still a race. In most countries only a win and 2 place dividends are paid when there are less than 7 starters. When racing first started there used to be a lot...

Horse Racing: please answer these questions, starting gates, rectangular plates
starting gates, rectangular plates, tote board: Hi Gopal, Horses generally increase speed during longer races and usually they end a race at sprinting pace. Some can maintain a sprint for at least 600 meters at the end of the race. The post refers to the winning post or line. Cheers, Don...

Horse Racing: procaine, Todd, Pletcher
Todd, Pletcher, Plecher: Hello Andy, Sorry it took so long to get back with you. I have been away from my computer. Procaine is an anesthetic and a controlled substance. It is only available by prescription so it is illegal to posses this drug without a doctors supervision and...

Horse Racing: Race Condition, crocker, thoroughbred
crocker, thoroughbred, racing: The key here is that Vinnies Wild Tale is four. If he was older then he would not be eligible. Any 4 year old can enter this race with any amount of wins. By stating, four year olds , this means its an open race for horses of this age. This condition is basically...

Horse Racing: Retraining racehorses, olympic equestrian team, woman trainer
olympic equestrian team, woman trainer, retired racehorses: Hi Rowena, I do not think we have a sister organisation in NZ that specialises in the retraining of race horses. We certainly have one for ex racing greyhounds. Your contact could check the website www.nzracing.co.nz which is the central site...

Horse Racing: rasing horses in Australia, race horses, Australian race horses
race horses, Australian race horses: Hi Hannah: Thanks for your question - the only thing that I know about horse races in Australia are that they run in the opposite direction than we do in the US - our races are left to right facing the track and their races are right to left. As far...

Horse Racing: seat hack, thoroughbred racing, horse racing
thoroughbred racing, horse racing: Hi Gopal: Thanks for your question - I have never heard the term seat hack used in thoroughbred horse racing - the terms hunter hack and show hack refer to steeplechase races or equestrian show horses, rather than race horses. I think it is probably...

Horse Racing: supplements, ed hess, additives
ed hess, additives, vet: hi Andy , well you should ask your vet to advise you on what your horse would need.i think that most people use all kinds of additives to the horses feed and think that is helping the horse. if your horse needs some thing extra in the feed, your vet should...

Horse Racing: thoroughbreds with short tail, ed hess, breeds of horses
ed hess, breeds of horses, question sir: hi usually thoroughbred horaes do not have short tails. there are some breeds of horses that do have short tails. the mongols have horses with short tails.what i ment was that a accident to the tail made it shorter sometime in the past. thanks ED HES...

Horse Racing: How to become a trainer, crocker, chris
crocker, chris, racing: Hello Dani, You will first have to go to the stewards and ask to start the testing process. You may even have to have horses to train before they will test you. If Delaware is like Maryland and Virginia, they may require you have at least three trainers...

Horse Racing: Condition Book question..., crocker, racing
crocker, racing, partnership: Thanks for the question, They are saying that you may still be allowed to run for the weight allowances listed right above, if you recently won races for claming 10k or less. You could have won an unlimited amount of claiming races for 10k or less since...

Horse Racing: what is the difference in racing performance, start from scratch, time kind
start from scratch, time kind, peak condition: Hi Hakam, This is not an easy question to answer. In fact it is more of a discussion topic than a question. Basically the answer lies in the experience of the trainer of each horse. Some horses need an extended break after a hard season. Six months...

Horse Racing: Flat race Training for a 2 year old colt, ed hess, trot canter
ed hess, trot canter, polips: hi Nicola i am not big on racing 2 year olds. i always look forward to the 3 year old year. you can break them as 2 year olds and trot, canter gallop etc, but i never would work them. you must be absolutely sure that the horses knees are completely closed...

Horse Racing: Horse Hanging, equine dentist, teeth
Horse Racing: Horse Hanging, equine dentist, teeth

Horse Racing: stud colts, temperment, colt
Horse Racing: stud colts, temperment, colt

Horse Racing: giving a change to racehorses, ed hess, stress relief
ed hess, stress relief, racehorses: hi yes i have very good luck winning many races right off the farm. some horses run much better from the farm. some get sour at the race tracks, stuck in a boring training program, same old thing every day. the farm is like a vacation to a horse, and they...

Horse Racing: Horse Hanging, trot canter, partial blindness
trot canter, partial blindness, bad habit: Hey yourself, This is a common enough problem and your trainer is right, they often grow out of it. That is assuming it is a habit rather than a physical problem. If a horse has a tweaked nerve it can be a bit fractious about turning because it...

Horse Racing: head numbers, ed hess, drf
ed hess, drf, discrepancy: hi-- i think that might be because everything must be correct in order to pay off the public, so if there is any discrepancy of any type, then the race is null and void. i am not sure if this is for thoroughbred or standardbred tracks. thanks. ED HESS...

Horse Racing: John Henry gets standing ovation, john henry, race horses
john henry, race horses: Hi Walter: Thanks for your question - I distinctly remember the occasion you are speaking of, but for the life of me I can t remember which race at what track or the time. John Henry was a wonderful race horse and he lived to the ripe old age of 32 and...

Horse Racing: Lead changes, ed hess, quarter pole
ed hess, quarter pole, switches: hi-- when a horse breaks from the gate they are usually on the right lead ten they change to the left lead heading down the back side and again change their lead when coming up to the TOP of the stretch to the right lead again. you can see it pretty easy at...

Horse Racing: Running horse in trainers name..., ed hess, training horses
ed hess, training horses, running horse: hi-- i have been training horses for over 30 years and a partner in not what you should be involved in.it will break up a PARTNERSHIP and friendship for sure. if you want the horse to run in your name, then you have to take out a owners license. that makes...

Horse Racing: racing history of a horse., history of a horse, horses name
history of a horse, horses name, boddie: Hi David, I had hoped that your question would be easily answered by www.arion.co.nz however there records don t go back quite far enough. The details you want will be in the Australian Stub Book which should be available in any city library or...

Horse Racing: Sire & Dam history, race names, great horse
race names, great horse, detailed records: Hey Angel, Well, I m not coming up with any information about your horse, Roman Tar. Was he registered? I did however find information on his lineage. I am assuming that you live or lived in Europe, because every horse in his lineage is from Europe ...

Horse Racing: Starter Allowance, crocker, start
crocker, start, allowance: Hi Janine, I have to battle this decision all the time. I am not sure what track you are at and how tough the starter allowance races are, but they can be tougher than a 1 other than allowance, sometimes. You have a huge thing going for you in the fact...

Horse Racing: stud colts, stud colts, stud colt
stud colts, stud colt, bruised testicles: John, There is absolutely no reason to keep training this horse as a colt. As far as bumpy rides and bruised testicles, that is not something an experienced trainer would say. I have never heard such a thing. As far training a colt to bring his testicles...

Horse Racing: Trainer's License, proper knowledge, aiken sc
proper knowledge, aiken sc, oral exam: You will first have to go to the stewards at any race track and ask to start the testing process. Florida is one of the easier tracks to get licensed. Some tracks may require you have at least three trainers vouch for your experience on the track before considering...

Horse Racing: training between races, christopher, crocker
christopher, crocker, racing: Hello Andy, Very good question. As for saving it for the race , that couldn t be more wrong. It s actually up to the individual horse. If you heard this from a low percentage trainer then this is why he is a low percentage trainer. Many trainers will tell...

Horse Racing: over weight jockey, jockey weight, over-weight
jockey weight, over-weight: Hi Dennis: I am unable to get any information from the tracks in the State of Florida - I will try to answer your question with regard to how we do it in Arkansas - In Arkansas, any overweight of 5 pounds or more will cause that particular horse to be...

Horse Racing: Building up a horse pre-race, further enhancement, quarter horses
further enhancement, quarter horses, benefitial: Hi John, This is a difficult area of training to handle. Firstly, don t give your horses any drugs etc if they don t need them. If you have got them to peak condition any further enhancement will produce unusual results and may in fact be detremental...

Horse Racing: balance in TB confirmation, ed hess, many horses
ed hess, many horses, matter what kind: hi-- i have trained many horses of every shape and form and they have all won races no matter what kind of conformation they had, knock kneed, toed out, toed in, sickle hocked,over at the knees, splay footed, etc. the horse has to have the will to run and...

Horse Racing: how to determine if a horse go's up or down in class, thoroughbred class ratings
thoroughbred class ratings: Hi Joe: Thanks for your question. Most people new to horse racing are usually only familiar with the big races like the Kentucky Derby or Breeders Cup. These are the pinnacle of racing in North America and the top rung of the class ladder for Thoroughbred...

Horse Racing: Track Variants, track variant, varient
Horse Racing: Track Variants, track variant, varient, longshot

Horse Racing: groom at track, thoroughbred horse racing, thoroughbred horse
thoroughbred horse racing, thoroughbred horse, decent wage: I personally don t know anyone at that particular track and didn t even know they had racing in SC. The best advice I can give you is to call or go to the track and offer to work cheap, just to get your foot in the door and meet people. Once you get established...

Horse Racing: hoof spreading, ed hess, steel shoes
ed hess, steel shoes, caster oil: hi. steel racing plates will keep the foot from spreading too much in a race. as you know when the horses foot lands on the ground , it lands heel first, then on to the rest of the foot, ending with the toe, so all of your pressure is on the heel of the foot,...

Horse Racing: Old race horse, american quarterhorse association, american quarter horse ass
american quarterhorse association, american quarter horse ass, american quarter horse: Hi Debbie, I assume you purchased the horse locally so he probably raced in your region between 16 and 21 years ago. There are several ways to track down his racing career and record. 1; He is registered with the American Quarterhorse Association...

Horse Racing: Perennial Favorite, michael hewitt, mailing a letter
michael hewitt, mailing a letter, phone calls: Hey Tammy, I have been doing some research trying to find out a little more about her, or where she might be: She had a large number of races under her belt, that s for sure! If you don t already have them, you can see the results & videos of the races...

Horse Racing: Getting started, ed hess, gallop
ed hess, gallop, jockey: hi -- well if you want to become a jockey, you will have to find a farm that breaks young horses and start there. becoming a jockey is a long hard road and plenty of work and you must really love what you are doing, because it takes a lot of hard work and...

Horse Racing: Track Variants, track variant
track variant: Hi Graham: Thanks for your question. Speed handicappers, like me, have been trying to answer that question for years and I don t think it matters much either way you decide to do it. Not only have I struggled with the question, but most of the really...

Horse Racing: Downloadable Horse Sires, pedigree, horse sire
pedigree, horse sire, horse dam: Hi Dom: Thanks for your question. I do know of a couple of places where you can get pedigree reports - I have never used them so I don t know what particular format they are published in and don t know whether you can request them in the excel format....

Horse Racing: Downloadable Horse Sires, jockey club, type changes
Horse Racing: Downloadable Horse Sires, jockey club, type changes, equineline

Horse Racing: Horse Racing...Cruelty?, slaughter horses, race horses
Horse Racing: Horse Racing...Cruelty?, slaughter horses, race horses, animal rights groups

Horse Racing: full cheek snaffle, ed hess, snaffles
ed hess, snaffles, sweet iron: hi always remember that the least equipment you use on a horse the better it is for the horse. if a horse has a prob, then you change bits etc till you get the horse going good for you. a ring bit is good for a horse that needs a good bit. a d bit is good...

Horse Racing: Horse Racing...Cruelty?, horse, racing
horse, racing, cruel: Strapping a saddle on a horse s back and putting a piece of metal in its mouth for steering is cruel. Especially when an overweight human gets on its back and rides it for hours. Most non race horse owners do not shoe their horses properly or feed properly....

Horse Racing: horse grinding teeth, ed hess, grinding teeth
ed hess, grinding teeth, question sir: hi --i guess that a horse would grind his teeth, but you would hear the grinding noise. but some horses do play with their lounge and turn their head from side to side and sometimes you will see the food come out. i think it is a habit that they have. hope...

Horse Racing: sharp molars, ed hess, wolf teeth
ed hess, wolf teeth, tooth ferry: HI --you should have your tooth ferry do the teeth every 6 months as that will keep the teeth in good shape for the racing season. it will keep the wolf teeth in check also. they might need to pull caps and check for sharp teeth in the mouth that will cause...

Horse Racing: terminology "checking", christopher, crocker
christopher, crocker, racing: Checking a horse means that a rider had to sharply pull back on the horse to break it s momentum in order to keep the horse out of trouble, such as running into the back of another. Christopher Crocker Crocker Racing Stable www.CrockerRacingStable.co...

Horse Racing: training on sand and racing on grass, ed hess, sand arena
ed hess, sand arena, turf course: hi-- deep sand will pull on all of the mussels of the horse when roping in a sand arena. it will also cause the horse to breath more deeply, thus making him or her build up their lungs for better breathing when racing. i have won many racing out of a sand...

Horse Racing: i want to become a owner, claiming race horses, claiming thoroughbreds
claiming race horses, claiming thoroughbreds: Hi Celestino: Thanks for your question. The rules for the claiming of a race horse differ from State to State and you need to start with Florida s Racing Commission. I have researched the subject and the following is some good advice: Thoroughbred...

Horse Racing: bits not cleaned properly, ed hess, snaffle
ed hess, snaffle, bucket of water: HI-- WELL YOU CAN GET A bucket OF WATER AND A SMALL AMOUNT OF BLEACH AND DIP EACH BIT IN IT ,AFTER BEING USED ON THE PREVIOUS HORSE. THEN THOROUGHLY DUNK THE BIT IN FRESH CLEAN WATER OVER AND OVER AND to MAKE SURE IT IS CLEAN, THEN YOU CAN USE IT ON THE NEXT...

Horse Racing: D ring snaffle, ed hess, control thanks
ed hess, control thanks, type of horses: hi-- a ring bit is used on a basic horse that may need just a little bit of control. then there is a Dexter ring bit snaffle , which is just a d bit with the added ring to give the rider a little bit more control in a race. a D bit is for a horse that is a...

Horse Racing: differentiate forage and fodder, ed hess, winter feed
ed hess, winter feed, forage: hi-- i am not sure what you mean between forage and fodder. i think forage is something that the horse just forages around and eats what they can find to eat while being out in the pasture. fodder would be some sort of feed that would have been made up and...

Horse Racing: feeding bran, bran mash, ed hess
bran mash, ed hess, racehorses: HI I USE TO FEED A HOT BRAN MASH AFTER A HARD RUN RACE. YOU ONLY PUT A COUPLE OF QUARTS OF BRAN ALONG WITH THE OATS AND sweetfeed. MAKE IT WITH HOT WATER AND LET SET A LITTLE WHILE SO IT CAN SOFTEN UP ALL OF THE GRAINS. A GREAT meal FOR A HORSE AFTER A HARD...

Horse Racing: horse carrying more weight, ed hess, horse carrying more weight
ed hess, horse carrying more weight, carrying more weight: HI THE WEIGHTS ARE ASSIGNED FOR THE RACE THAT THE HORSE MUST CARRY. THE CONDITIONS ALSO PLAY A PART ON HOW MUCH WEIGHT THE HORSE HAS TO CARRY IN A RACE. YOU CAN ALWAYS USE A BIGGER EXERCISE BOY IN THE MORNING TO GALLOP THE HORSES AND THAT WILL BUILD UP THE...

Horse Racing: horse lips pinched, ed hess, mouths
ed hess, mouths, horses: hi-- i usually use a rubber d bit with the extra rubber attachments to keep the horses corners of their mouths from being pinched. always remember not to tightened the noseband too tight, as that will pinch the corners of the horses mouth.. hope this helps....

Horse Racing: jockey's license, apprentice jockey, ed hess
apprentice jockey, ed hess, exercise riders: HI --IN ORDER TO GET A JOCKEY LICENSE YOU MUST FIRST GET A EXERCISE RIDERS LICENSE AND WORK FOR A HORSE TRAINER GALLOPING HORSES AND WORKING HORSES. THEN AFTER SOME PERIOD OF TIME ,YOU CAN APPLY FOR A JOCKEY LICENSE. YOU SHOULD HAVE QUITE A BIT OF EXPERIENCE...

Horse Racing: retired at early age of 4, ed hess, vet check
ed hess, vet check, wind problem: HI WELL WHEN A HORSE IS RETIRED OR STOPS RACING, THERE IS ALWAYS A REASON WHY... COULD BE A SOUNDNESS PROBLEM OR A WIND PROBLEM OR MAYBE THE HORSE IS TOO SLOW TO COMPETE. I HAVE HEARD OF HORSES LIKE THAT COMING BACK TO THE RACES AND DOING VERY WELL. YOU WOULD...

Horse Racing: TB 'stiff' in front after working 3/8 yesterday..., caster oil, feet soles
caster oil, feet soles, bad feet: hi well i had a horse with a quarter crack that was so bad that the blood came out of the crack when the horse walked around the barn. i had the black smith 3/4 his bad foot and used the castor oil on all 4 feet for about 2 weeks till the horse started walking...

Horse Racing: time to run 40 yds, thoroughbred length, figuring lengths
thoroughbred length, figuring lengths: Hi Jim: Scary is right - although our name is pretty common. There are 23 Jim Johnson s in Hot Springs, Arkansas, where I live. It s amazing that there is not more confusion in getting the correct one. Thanks for your question. Your dad was correct...

Horse Racing: coupling @ arc de triomphe longchamp, arc de triomphe, long odds
arc de triomphe, long odds, longchamp: Rather than me explain it I found this description at: http://www.picksandplays.com In general, when two or more horses entered in a race belong to the same owner and/or are trained by the same trainer, they are called coupled horses. The coupled entry...

Horse Racing: horses trotted on road, dirt roads, bone density
Horse Racing: horses trotted on road, dirt roads, bone density, fractures

Horse Racing: Horse Starting Gates, starting gate, thoroughbred racing
starting gate, thoroughbred racing: Hi Luis: Thanks for your question. No, I don t know how to contact Randy The Fence Man. He wrote a follow-up to my answer that I quote here: Randy the Fence Man wrote at 2009-09-24 14:00:51 That is correct, most manufacturers will not sell just the...

Horse Racing: horses trotted on road, ed hess, mussel
ed hess, mussel, racetracks: hi-- well every trainer has their own ideas on how to train horses. hard surfaces might be better to train certain horses on and deep sand may be better for other horses to train on. i guess it depends on the soundness of each horse.i personally think that...

Horse Racing: interpreting condition book, condition book, racing office
condition book, racing office, race qualifications: Hi Jay: Thanks for your question - Some of those conditions for cheaper horses can be confusing. I m guessing that your horse is eligible or the racing office made a big mistake. But I m also thinking that it is probable that your horse does not qualify...

Horse Racing: one mile and 70 yards ?, thoroughbred race distances
thoroughbred race distances: Hello: Let me begin by apologizing to you for your unanswered question - I have been on vacation for two weeks and didn t tell the folks at all experts - my first mistake. Secondly, when I went through my long list of received e-mails upon my return, I...

Horse Racing: optional claiming races, crocker, racing
crocker, racing, christopher: OC 80k would be higher based on the claiming price alone, but depending on the horses entering from race to race... It s possible the OC 80k race could come up easier than the 62k. The optional claiming price allows horse who have won that allowance condition...

Horse Racing: Training Ex-racehorse, buggy whip, roundpen
buggy whip, roundpen, hind end: First thing is make sure you are not presenting yourself with an erect posture and don t turn towards him with your shoulders squared to him. Don t even turn and look at him. Wait, give slack on lead and maybe take a step forward then back to him touching...

Horse Racing: Color of numbers on saddle cloth, primary colours, saddle cloth
primary colours, saddle cloth, race sponsor: Hi William, To the best of my knowlege there are no rules as such for saddle cloth / number colours in any country. However, common sense suggests that a combination of contrasting primary colours would be much easier to read by the race...

Horse Racing: training exracehorse to go right & left, stiff muscles, leg pressure
Horse Racing: training exracehorse to go right & left, stiff muscles, leg pressure, tight circle

Horse Racing: Horse Racing abbreviation, condition book coding, horse racing
condition book coding, horse racing, thoroughbred racing: Hi Patrick: Thanks for your question. Each state has different coding in their condition books and you should contact the Racing Commission in your state - they can readily answer your question. I have never seen the S or X in my state, so I m really...

Horse Racing: A horse named Prince Vitesch III or something?, shire horses, knights of old
shire horses, knights of old, height advantage: Hi Doris, This has turned out to be a real poser. I will begin a bit of detective work and see what I can come up with. You could talk to some local librarians, they might know of it. Other places you could try would be amazon.com and Barnes...

Horse Racing: Pari-Mutuel Wagering License, horses, proof
horses, proof, jim johnson: Hi Gail: Thanks for your question. Each State has different rules regarding who has to be licensed when entering horses in races. In my State, the owner has to have a license. Contact the Racing Commission in your State for their requirement. Thanks...

Horse Racing: Racing Shoes, different shoes, racing shoes
different shoes, racing shoes, boddie: Hi Ashleigh, I suggest the best place to find information about shoes would be www.nzracing.co.nz. This is the website of the official organisation that controls racing in NZ. You will find the Rules Of Racing on that site and I expect they...

Horse Racing: Selle francais Racing?, horse breed, thoroughbred races
horse breed, thoroughbred races, thoroughbreds: The breed is mainly used for showing and show-jumping and some of the best show jumpers have been of the Selle Francais breed. They can race but do not race in thoroughbred races. Any horse could potentially beat a thoroughbred although it depends on how...

Horse Racing: thoroughbreds, ed hess, fillie
ed hess, fillie, fillies: hi-- yes, fillies do horse and are very moody when they are in heat. yes you can ask your vet for the medicine that will stop her from horsing. well, fillies are very different. some take a lot of training and some do not want too much training at all.. they...

Horse Racing: training exracehorse to go right & left, ed hess, preakness winner
ed hess, preakness winner, sure what kind: hi it may sound funny to say this , but you should have a reader come to your barn AND READ THE HORSE FOR YOU. THEY CAN SENSE WHAT THE PROBLEM IS WITH THE HORSE. I WOULD USE JUST A VERY PLAIN BIT LIKE A RUBBER D BIT TO START OUT WITH. YOU SHOULD ALSO HAVE...

Horse Racing: Dosage, supplement specialist, measurement guide
supplement specialist, measurement guide, horse knowledge: Hi Dennis, If there was a prize for Stump The Expert, you would win it. This is the first question in 9 years that I have been unable to answer. I have never seen these reference figures before, are they peculiar to the Canadian racing scene,...

Horse Racing: Ex- Race Horses, christopher, crocker
christopher, crocker, racing: Look under his upper lip and read the tattoo. There will be one letter followed by numbers. The most important part is the first letter and this will tell me who he is if he won the Kentucky Derby. If you can read the whole tattoo number, we can get you a...

Horse Racing: equine stress fracture, equine stress fractures, race horses
equine stress fractures, race horses, thoroughbreds: Hi Fedor: Thanks for your question. Although I feel that I am not qualified to answer your question, since it is out of my area of expertise, I will say this. Studies have shown that stress fractures occur mostly during training and mostly to 2-3 year...

Horse Racing: Jockey daily routine, ed hess, empty stomachs
ed hess, empty stomachs, work horses: hi well a jock should be at the track very early to get on horses and work horses for the different trainers. diet works different for each individual. they should sleep about 8 hrs a night or day. they have to be in the jocks room way before the race so...

Horse Racing: Racing Bits, ed hess, racehorses
ed hess, racehorses, snaffle: hi well a ring bit Dexter snaffle is a basic bit used on the race tracks. a rubber d bit and a gag bit is used for a tough galloper also. there are so many bits to use on any one horse as he needs different bits to control him. i always start out with the...

Horse Racing: no equipments for 2 year old racehorses, ed hess, racehorses
ed hess, racehorses, blinkers: HI-- YOU CAN USE ANY TYPE OF EQUIPMENT YOU WANT TO ON ANY HORSE INCLUDING A 2 YEAR OLD. I THINK YOU SHOULD ALWAYS START TO TRAIN A HORSE WITH THE LEAST AMOUNT OF EQUIPMENT POSSIBLE. THEN AS YOU CONTINUE TO TRAIN YOU WILL WANT TO CHANGE THE EQUIPMENT AS REQUIRED...

Horse Racing: making horse drink few sips of water, absolute rubbish, brains
Horse Racing: making horse drink few sips of water, absolute rubbish, brains, exercise

Horse Racing: martingales, running martingale, piece of leather
Horse Racing: martingales, running martingale, piece of leather, breastplate

Horse Racing: fillies and mares in heat, ed hess, fillies
ed hess, fillies, mares: hi -- well they have a cycle that they go into heat prob aprox 30 days. all horses differ from horse to horse., but i would say 30 days or so in heat. your vet can give them something to keep them out of heat if they get too difficult to handle . thanks ED...

Horse Racing: free access to hay and water, ed hess, racehorses
ed hess, racehorses, breathing problems: HI--- IF THE HORSE DOES NOT HAVE ANY BREATHING PROBLEMS OR BLEEDING PROBLEMS, THEN I WOULD SAY YES. A BAD BREATHING HORSE WILL GET PROBLEMS WITH ALL OF THE DUST THAT COMES OUT OF THE HAY WHEN EATING IT. I FEED HORSES OFF THE FLOOR OR GROUND THE HAY , THAT...

Horse Racing: horse dosage, crocker, christopher
crocker, christopher, racing: Not necessarily. The data shows a very low DI for a sprinter and a CD usually associated with a route horse. The numbers to the left represent speed, but are very week in this profile. It looks like distance was bred in to this horse, killing its speed. You...

Horse Racing: horse turning stubborn, ed hess, sound of your voice
ed hess, sound of your voice, racetrack: HI WELL SOME HORSES DO NEED A LITTLE CORRECTION WHEN THEY DO SOMETHING BAD. LIKE TRY TO BITE YOU, OR TRY TO KICK YOU ETC. I THINK YOU CAN TEACH THEM NOT TO DO THESE THINGS BY THE SOUND OF YOUR VOICE. I WOULD NOT SLAP THE HORSE TOO MUCH AS IT MAY MAKE THEM...

Horse Racing: Do you know any good free horse backing tipster?, racehorse trainer, free horse
racehorse trainer, free horse, millen: Hello, Thank you for your email question. I am not exactly sure what you are asking, but try this link to see if it is what you are looking for http://www.brisnet.com, they offer free software for handicapping, tips etc. Or you can visit www.racehorsetrainerstest.com...

Horse Racing: lucerne and alfalfa, ed hess, alfalfa hay
ed hess, alfalfa hay, grass hay: HI I KNOW ALFALFA HAY IS VERY RICH ON PROTEIN. TOO MUCH PROTEIN IS BAD FOR A HORSE. THEY SHOULD HAVE ONE ABOUT 12% PROTEIN IN THEIR DIET. WE FEED TIMOTHY HAY BECAUSE IS IS A GOOD BASIC HAY FOR THE HORSE. CLOVER HAY IS TOO RICH FOR A HORSE AND GRASS HAY DOES...

Horse Racing: making horse drink few sips of water, ed hess, hot horse
ed hess, hot horse, exact problem: HI --- AFTER A HARD RACE OR WORKOUT, YOU ALWAYS HAVE TO COOL THE HORSE DOWN SLOWLY BECAUSE OF HOW HOT THE HORSE IS. A HOT HORSE CAN FOUNDER FROM A LOT OF THINGS, BUT TOO MUCH WATER AFTER A HARD RACE OR WORKOUT CAN CAUSE THAT Exact problem. THANKS ED HESS...

Horse Racing: martingales, running martingale, ed hess
running martingale, ed hess, piece of leather: HI-- THE BIB MARTINGALE JUST HAS THE BIB SHAPED PIECE OF LEATHER PROB TO HOLD THE REINS STRAIGHT WHILE GALLOPING AND WILL KEEP THE HORSE FROM THROWING IT S HEAD TOO MUCH. THE RUNNING MARTINGALE IS JUST A LEATHER NECK RING WHICH HOOKS UP TO THE GIRTH. THAT...

Horse Racing: The meaning......, crocker, racing
crocker, racing, thoroughbred: This term means the horse was under excessive pressure and stress for most of the race. Early in a race where a horse had to fight for early position, possibly for the lead and hold it, on a fast pace, would warrent the use of this term. Usually a horse doesn...

Horse Racing: O ring snaffle and eggbutt snaffle, ed hess, will most likely need
ed hess, will most likely need, racehorses: hi --well, as i have told you in the past, each horse you train will most likely need a certain type of bit to race. you will have train them and use different bits to see which bit gives the best control for the rider. i have used both of the bits you asked...

Horse Racing: protecting a horse from heat stroke, ed hess, heat stroke
ed hess, heat stroke, vitamens: HI -- AFTER A HARD WORKOUT OR RACE THE HORSE IS BREATHING VERY HARD AND IF YOU JUST STOP THEM AND TAKE A LONG SLOW TIME BATHING THEM, THEY CAN GET A HEAT STROKE. I ALWAYS HIT THEM WITH A COLD WATER HOSE AFTER THE RACE WAS OVER WHERE YOU UNSADDLE THE HORSE....

Horse Racing: supplements information, ed hess, blood builder
ed hess, blood builder, liquid powder: hi -- well when you feed any supplements to your horses you must make sure that there is nothing in the supplement that will show up in a test. i always would divide my supplements into different times to feed, that way it can be ingested in their system...

Horse Racing: swallowing its tongue, ed hess, tongue tie
ed hess, tongue tie, slowing down: HI-- YOU WILL NOTICE THE SHORTNESS OF HIS BREATHING AND HIS SLOWING DOWN. YOU CAN USE A TONGUE TIE ON EVERY HORSE TO SEE IF THAT MAKES A DIFFERENCE. I ALWAYS USED A TONGUE TIE ON ALL OF MY HORSES TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY DID NOT SWALLOW THEIR TONGUE WHILE RACING....

Horse Racing: swimming racehorses, ed hess, question sir
ed hess, question sir, gallops: hi regular galloping is when you gallop the horse on a scheduled training plan. i would swim one day and gallop the other. if you just swim all the time and then run the horse, the horse will act like it is exhausted. you need to alternate the swimming and...

Horse Racing: Thoroughbred horse, ed hess, stake race
ed hess, stake race, older horses: hi --there are many conditions in those types of races. such as fillies race, a colt and gelding race. winners of so much money to get in the race condition. races for only 3 year olds .races for older horses only. money earned is a big part of a stake race...

Horse Racing: Trainers License, ed hess, race horses
ed hess, race horses, hbpa: HI EACH STATE HAS IT S OWN REQUIREMENTS FOR A TRAINERS LICENSE. YOU HAVE TO TAKE A WRITTEN TEST AND A BARN TEST AND LOTS OF ORAL TEST TOO. YOU CAN GO TO A RACE TRACK NEAR YOU AND GO TO THE HBPA AND ASK FOR THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE TEST. THANKS ED HES...

Horse Racing: toe in and toe out horses, ed hess, types of horses
ed hess, types of horses, business stress: hi--- well i have had both types of horses with toed in and toed out. toed in horses showed a lot of speed and the toed out horse have a tendency to paddle when they run. both of these conformations will have a outcome in the future. most of these types of...

Horse Racing: Workouts, crocker, racing
crocker, racing, time: A 1/4 in 23 and change refers to going a quarter of a mile in 23 seconds and the change refers to the fractional time, in fifths. The exact time could be 23-1, 23-2, 23-3, or 23-4. Times in the U.S. are also recorded in hundredths for official record keeping....

Horse Racing: JOCKEY CANNOT OWN RACEHORSE, owning a racehorse, race horse
owning a racehorse, race horse, jockey: A jockey can own a race horse in some jurisdictions, but there are many rules restricting the jockey from riding other owner s horses. I know many riders who own horses, but they just race them in other people s name. I have only seen one time when the rider,...

Horse Racing: jockey salary, jockey, salary
jockey, salary, money: The Jockey fee is different from track to track. Usually it s from $50 to $100. There is no salary. A jockey is paid based on the money the horse earns. Typically 10% to the winning jockey and 5% to the following places with a minimum being the jockey mount...

Horse Racing: serious doubts of mine, train racehorses, bonus dividend
train racehorses, bonus dividend, warwick farm: Hi Rohit, We have a very good jockey currently riding in NZ who also trains horses His name is David Walsh. I think the rule is that a jockey can not own a racehorse and ride as well. The rules can be different in other countries. You can check this...

Horse Racing: dead track - good performer, dead turf, turf track
dead turf, turf track, bay gelding: A horse that performs well on a slow track or dead track will certainly be fit enough to run well on a faster surface. You must understand when the track conditions change, they change for everyone in the race. A horse with more speed that tends to tire...

Horse Racing: ex racehorse retraining, charmayne james, barrel horses
charmayne james, barrel horses, race horses: Race horses need to be very sensitive to cues, and respond well under pressure. Back off his grain if you are feeding him grain. Focus on high quality hay. Also, I ve seen many barrel horses get excited when they go into a ring, and as long as they are under...

Horse Racing: Gelding a 4 year-old ex-racehorse, gelding a horse, anabolic steroids
gelding a horse, anabolic steroids, ed hess: hi --- i guess the horse can change very drastically after being gelded. if you have checked the horse out in other ways to dismiss any obvious reasons for his looks then, you may have to treat him with a steroid that your vet may advise to get him back...

Horse Racing: My horse, lip tattoo, jockey club
lip tattoo, jockey club, race horses: Hi Lisa: Thanks for your question. Without knowing your horse s racing name, it would be extremely hard, if not impossible, to tell you anything about your horse. If the horse is a true retired racing thoroughbred, the previous owner would be the best...

Horse Racing: long barrel - good confirmation, leg length, lung capacity
leg length, lung capacity, thoroughbreds: Well anything that stands out as long or short relative to the whole horse may not be ideal for racing. You need to look for balance overall. Everything should be in proportion. Each feature should complement the next. A long barrel would be ok if the horse...

Horse Racing: uses of canter and gallop, canter, gallop
canter, gallop, exercise: Trotting should be done along with galloping. Trotting is used for warm up before exercise and cool down after. Trotting is also good for maintaining a certain level of fitness, but if done too much in replace of galloping, the horse will lose fitness...

Horse Racing: exercising horses on dead track, grass lover, dead turf
grass lover, dead turf, ed hess: hi well a horse that loves the grass should handle the training well over a dead type grass track. a horse that is not a grass lover may not be able to train over the deep wet grass surface as well and then they will stumble and trip when galloping. if...

Horse Racing: full cheek snaffles - straight course, ed hess, thoroughbred racehorses
ed hess, thoroughbred racehorses, morning workout: hi --- there are many bits you can use , but they should all be tried out on the horse before you run the horse in a race. Dexter ring bit snaffle is not too severe, but i have used them on a horse that gets out or gets in during a race. you should always...

Horse Racing: my horse inside race track, Crocker, Christopher
Crocker, Christopher, Racing: The horse needs to slow down the pace and run with the horses who keep coming up on him. This is not a simple task to retrain a thoroughbred to slow down . The jockey may not be doing the right thing or the horse is just too strong for him to rate back. A...

Horse Racing: horse losing a race, ed hess, vet check
ed hess, vet check, 5 year olds: hi -- well it could be any number of things that could cause a horse to run a bad race. a different rider, different distance, time between races , track condition, weight difference, also the horse may have had a problem that you didn t notice before he ran...

Horse Racing: pelham bits , mullen mouth bits, thoroughbred horse racing, thoroughbred horse
thoroughbred horse racing, thoroughbred horse, snaffle bit: Pelham bits are not allowed in racing in the U.S. as far as I know. It s not considered a bit for racing. A Mullen bit does not place as much pressure on the sides of the mouth as a snaffle bit does. It s generally a kinder bit. Christopher Crocker http://CrockerRacingStable.com...

Horse Racing: ride along pony, Pony Horse
Pony Horse: Hello, Thanks for your question. That horse is known as the pony horse. Some trainers may call that horse a lead horse, but most seasoned veterans refer to it as a pony horse. Thanks, Maureen Millen www.trainerstest.com www.RacehorseResources.com...

Horse Racing: rubber dexter ring bit on baby thoroughbreds, horse, thoroughbred
horse, thoroughbred, race: This bit is perfectly acceptable for young horses if they are requiring a little more than a rubber D bit. A young stronger horse may need this bit if the rider has been losing the necessary control. The rider should have gentle enough hands that he can control...

Horse Racing: How do I get started?, exercise rider, best bet
exercise rider, best bet, racehorse: You really need to find a training center that is willing to let you get on horses. You may have to even ride for free to get a shot. There is nothing better than getting experience breaking and galloping young horse. That way you can grow with the horses....

Horse Racing: thick substance on horse tendons, soap residue, racehorse
soap residue, racehorse, tendons: Yes, I believe this is most likely sweat without actually seeing the foam first hand. It could also be foam from soap residue either left on the polo wrap or even shampoo from the horse itself if a thorough rinse after bathing or laundry was not conducted....

Horse Racing: training, crocker, racing
crocker, racing, christopher: Cold is for acute injuries because it reduces swelling by causing the blood vessels to constrict. This constriction reduces the rush of blood to the area preventing excessive swelling which can cause pain and limited movement. You should use ice on any inflammation...

Horse Racing: two types of mouthpiece bits, thoroughbred, horse
thoroughbred, horse, race: Both are suitable for thoroughbred racing. The oval bit is a kinder bit as it doesn t pinch the mouth as hard. I do not use either of these bits since a loose ring can pinch the corners of the mouth and cause open sores. Rubber bit guards may be used to help...

Horse Racing: 4yr. gelding during racing is cheating, ed hess, tongue tie
ed hess, tongue tie, breathing problem: hi -- well sounds like he may have a breathing problem or he needs a tongue tie and a figure 8 to keep his mouth closed during the race. usually it is one or the other when a horse stops in a race. it is either soreness or breathing .now this may sound kind...

Horse Racing: why my horse will not stop when galloping/ running, ed hess, mexican cowboys
ed hess, mexican cowboys, western saddles: HI -- I WOULD USE A RING SNAFFLE BIT. IT IS NOT TOO SEVERE AND IT DOES GIVE YOU SOME CONTROL ON THE HORSE. YOU CAN ALSO TRY A MARTINGALE WHICH WILL HELP HOLD THE HORSES HEAD DOWN WHEN RIDING. I ALSO WOULD HAVE THE HORSES MOUTH CHECKED OUT AS HE MIGHT HAVE...

Horse Racing: Training, ed hess, thoroughbred mare
ed hess, thoroughbred mare, quarter horses: hi well there is a lot to know if you want to become a trainer. yes there are trainers that need assistants to help run the racing barns at the many tracks. there are many training books out there for you to read. if you go on the Internet and look up thoroughbred...

Horse Racing: Training Cost, ed hess, scratch
ed hess, scratch, economy: hi -- well you know how this economy is at this time so everything is up in prices. different trainers charge different prices to train a horse. yes a horse that has not started as a 2 year old can run as a 3 or 4 year old. just have to start from scratch...

Horse Racing: toe in and toe out problems, ed hess, confirmation ring
ed hess, confirmation ring, conformation: HI -- I DO NOT HAVE ANY PIC S TO SEND YOU. SOME HORSES WILL RUN WELL NO MATTER THE PROBLEMS THEY HAVE. I HAVE TRAINED MANY HORSE WITH TOE IN AND TOE OUT CONFORMATION AND THEY ALL WON RACES, BUT THEY DID NOT HOLD UP FOR A LOT OF RACING. THANKS ED HES...

Horse Racing: 2 year olds - carrying whip, ed hess, racehorse trainer
ed hess, racehorse trainer, 2 year olds: hi you should have trained them in the morning using the whip to see what they would do when being hit with a whip. most jocks will carry a whip when riding a 2 year old. only if the horse does not care to be hit with a whip, then the trainer should note this...

Horse Racing: Conditions, condition book, horse racing
condition book, horse racing: Hi Jay: Thanks for your question - I m sorry it has taken so long for me to reply, but I work at Oaklawn during their live season and don t always have time to check my email every day. We had a crowd of 34,000 plus on Saturday and Sunday was a good...

Horse Racing: evening walk, ed hess, evening walk
ed hess, evening walk, relaxation: hi well i always fed my horses 2 times a day. yes i would take them out 2 times a day to graze and just get out of their stalls for awhile and let them relax. i would feed early in the am and then around 5 P M unless they were racing. i would then take them...

Horse Racing: exercise rider tips, ed hess, exercise rider
ed hess, exercise rider, start from scratch: hi -- go to a farm or training center and start from scratch. lots of farm managers need help getting the horses ready to race again. you will have to do anything the farm needs done to start out. clean stalls, walk horses, and possibly start to learn how...

Horse Racing: fillies more nervous than colts, ed hess, fillies
ed hess, fillies, race tracks: HI -- WELL SOME FILLIES ARE NOT NERVOUS, BUT MOST OF THEM ARE. THEY ARE HIGH STRUNG AND ARE VERY ACTIVE AROUND THE BARNS AND RACE TRACKS. WE USE GOATS TO KEEP THE NERVOUS FILLIES CALM IN THEIR STALLS , SEEMS TO MAKE THEM RELAX MORE AND RUN BETTER. THANKS ED...

Horse Racing: finding an old racehorse, boddie, racehorse
boddie, racehorse, thoroughbred racing: Hi Pat, I am not at all familiar with thoroughbred racing in Puerto Rico however I think it is run under the direction of the Caribbean Racing Authority. The website is www.clasicocaribe.org. I would contact them and ask your question. It would...

Horse Racing: growing older - vices, ed hess, older horses
ed hess, older horses, vices: HI -- WELL WHEN THE HORSES GET OLDER THEY DO GET SET IN THEIR WAYS. ALL HORSES ARE DIFFERENT, JUST LIKE PEOPLE ARE NOT ALL ALIKE. THE OLDER HORSES MAY NEED MORE URGING TO DO THEIR JOBS. A TREAT FOR A GOOD JOB IS ALWAYS APPRECIATED BY THE HORSE. THANKS ED...

Horse Racing: Getting into the horse racing industry, ed hess, horses on tv
ed hess, horses on tv, trying to find a way: HI R.C. hi well there must be a training farm in your area somewhere. if not , look to the surrounding states near to you for a training farm, they always need help on the farms. other then that you can go to the nearest race track and ask if anyone needs...

Horse Racing: Racing, jockey, stewards
jockey, stewards: Hello, If you are not already riding for a trainer, I would suggest going to a training farm to ride and gallop and learn all you can at a training facility. to get a jockey licience you must show that you can be an excerize rider for a trainer. a jockey...

Horse Racing: resting before race, ed hess, success thanks
ed hess, success thanks, furlongs: hi each horse is different. i had a big stud and i would work him 6 furlongs the day before the race in order for him to run his best race. other horses you can walk in between races and they will run a winning race for you. you will have to train each horse...

Horse Racing: Training, finshed, cool water
finshed, cool water, cornet: First Of all the main thing after galloping , you must cool legs of as soon as your finshed galloping. Start at the cornet and work up spraying with cool water. Always walk to cool down after they gallop . If you want to train and get your liciense I would...

Horse Racing: trotting a horse, ed hess, track thanks
ed hess, track thanks, racehorse: hi -- well you can trot the horse as long as you want to, depending the amount of training you plan to do. lots of time we just trot the horse in the morning on the race track to get them loosened up, then go on and gallop a mile and a half during the reg...

Horse Racing: Anxious horse, signs of blindness, new medicines
signs of blindness, new medicines, stomach acid: Hi Roderick, Its a great game racing but it certainly throws up some very perplexing problems at times. In short I don t know what to do here to help you. My first thought is that this may be a mental problem and that your horse is getting...

Horse Racing: bleeders, thoroughbred mare, northern dancer
thoroughbred mare, northern dancer, horse auction: Hi Beverly, There are plenty of bleeders that go on and make good riding hacks and even show horses so there is probably a good future for your new mare. I am taking a bit of a punt here as I am not all that familiar with Canadian racing...

Horse Racing: bret7764@yahoo.com, thoroughbred race horse history, thoroughbred database
thoroughbred race horse history, thoroughbred database: Hi Bret: Sorry to be late with my reply, but I work at Oaklawn Jockey Club and did not get off work until 7:30 pm cst tonight. Thanks for your question - yes there is a place you can go to find out the information about your dad s horse. Daily Racing...

Horse Racing: career advice, exercise rider, graduating college
exercise rider, graduating college, science degree: I would just go to the different farms in the area and tell them your experience and what you are willing to do and go from there. You may want to seek employment at a race track. This will expose you to a lot of horse people and you may be able to find a...

Horse Racing: career advice, ed hess, exercise rider
ed hess, exercise rider, graduating college: hi -- well i would do just what you said. i would go to kentucky and get a job on a training farm. when they see that you have riding experience etc, they will place you in a job that will benefit them the most. as you have worked on horse farms now for awhile...

Horse Racing: Frequency of starts for Claimers, performance declines, many horses
performance declines, many horses, condition books: There are no limits to the number of races a horse may run in a specific time frame. One exception is a horse can t run twice in one day, except if one of those races is a stakes race. Trainers in the U.S., for some reason feel their horses need 2 weeks between...

Horse Racing: Triple Dead Heat 1955, dead heat, jockey
Horse Racing: Triple Dead Heat 1955, dead heat, jockey, tijuana mexico

Horse Racing: horse racing, turf culture, pace of the race
turf culture, pace of the race, cox plate: Hi Joe, I am not sure I really understand what you are talking about. You are right that varying times for sections tend to distort the true picture but I am not so sure you can take much of a lead from the sections if the overall time is within...

Horse Racing: horse walking cross, two handlers leading, ed hess, horses
ed hess, horses: hi well here in the us we have one handler per horse and he always leads the horse from the left side of the horse. other countries have 2 handlers and that probably works good for them. i think one handler is sufficient to lead a horse. thanks ED HES...

Horse Racing: Re: Cafe' Silver, hunter jumper, detective work
hunter jumper, detective work, boddie: Hi Penny, I would like to be able to help you as this sounds like the sort of detective work I like, however I have not been able to find a reliable source of info in Uruguay. You probably have more information about the breeding and maybe the original...

Horse Racing: racehorse training, racehorse training, ed hess
racehorse training, ed hess, fillie: hi -- i have won races both ways. if you have a nervous fillie then the farm would probably work well for her. you can train just as good on the farm even if you do not have a training track. i use a 60 foot sand ring and train out of that, and win lots of...

Horse Racing: scare for plastic bags,. umbrellas, raincoat, tarpss, ed hess, large hole
ed hess, large hole, plastic bags: HI HORSES SEE EVERYTHING AT A VERY LARGE VIEW. THEY SEE THINGS MUCH LARGER THEN WE DO, AS A EXAMPLE SOME HORSES WON T WALK THREW A PUDDLE OF WATER, BECAUSE THEY SEE IT AS A LARGE HOLE AND DO NOT WANT TO FALL IN IT. THAT IS WHY WE CAN HANDLE A 1200 LB HORSE....

Horse Racing: Triple Dead Heat 1955, ed hess, win pic
ed hess, win pic, jockey club: HI -- IF YOU WOULD WRITE TO THE TRACK THAT THE HORSE RAN AT THEY MIGHT HAVE SOME OLD WIN PIC S, BUT MOST OF THE OLDER TRACKS ARE GONE NOW. THE JOCKEY CLUB IN KY MIGHT HAVE THE INFO YOU ARE LOOKING FOR. THE BLOOD HORSE ASSOCIATION IN KY MIGHT HAVE IT TO. THANKS...

Horse Racing: not to use tongue strap, martingales, dexter ring bit on 2 year olds, ed hess, 2 year olds
ed hess, 2 year olds, thoroughbreds: hi -- well i think you should use these training items on a horse that shows you they need different types of equipment to train properly. a baby should not need much equipment to start out with. after you train the horse for awhile then you may need to add...

Horse Racing: uses of ball jointed snaffles, ed hess, horses
ed hess, horses: hi -- as i said, always use the bit on the horse to see if it can control the horse. if it controls the horse, then you can race them in the bit. every trainer has a bit for every horse. some bits have more control on a horse with a certain problem. i always...

Horse Racing: advantages of aluminum snaffles in racing, ed hess, snaffles
ed hess, snaffles, salivation: HI -- FIRST OF ALL IS IS LITE IN THE MOUTH SO IT IS A GOOD BIT TO USE. I THINK THAT ALL HORSES SALIVATE WHEN THEY HAVE THE BIT IN THEIR MOUTH ,BECAUSE YOU ALWAYS DIP THE BIT IN WATER TO CLEAN IT OFF BEFORE YOU USE IT AGAIN ON THE NEXT HORSE. THANKS ED HESS...

Horse Racing: Bleeders, ed hess, thoroughbred racehorses
ed hess, thoroughbred racehorses, iron tonic: HI -- I THINK IF YOU FEED TOO MANY SUPPLEMENTS TO THE HORSE, THAT DOES CAUSE BLEEDING. TOO MUCH PROTIEN IN THE DIET IS ALSO BAD FOR BLEEDERS.I TRY NOT TO FEED ANY THING OTHER THEN A GOOD QUALITY FEED, SUCH AS OATS AND SWEET FEED. SOME TRAINER THINK THAT FEEDING...

Horse Racing: becoming trainer in USA, ed hess, thoroughbred racing
ed hess, thoroughbred racing, citizen: HI YOU CAN GET A TRAINERS LICENSE IN THE US WITHOUT BEING A CITIZEN OF THE US. YOU WILL HAVE TO TAKE THE TRAINERS TEST IF YOU APPLY FOR A LICENSE IN THE US. AS FAR AS WHO TO GET A JOB WITH, THAT WOULD DEPENDS ON WHO NEEDS A HELPER IN THE STABLE TO BE ASSISTANT...

Horse Racing: drug positive, ed hess, racetrack
ed hess, racetrack, horse racing: hi drug positive means that the horse has some kind of drugs in their system and that is not allowed in racing. the trainer is responsible for the horse at all times, which includes the racing and the medication that the horses get. so the trainer has to...

Horse Racing: feeding early in the morning lightly like a breakfast, ed hess, stable horses
ed hess, stable horses, light lunch: HI -- I ALWAYS WOULD FEED THE HORSE 1 QUART OF OATS, JUST TO GIVE THEM A VERY LIGHT BREAKFAST. NO HAY OR ANY OTHER FEED, JUST 1 QUART OF OATS. THEN AFTER THEY ARE ALL COOLED OUT AND RESTED I WOULD FEED THEM A LIGHT LUNCH. . THEN AT NIGHT I WOULD FEED THEM...

Horse Racing: flat thoroughbred racehorse test, licensed race horse trainer
licensed race horse trainer: The test is done in three parts, by a state racing steward, in the state you wish to race in. The 3 parts are the Barn Test (hands on, in the barn with a horse), the Steward s Test, which is a Question and Answer format, with questions focusing on racing rules,...

Horse Racing: flat thoroughbred racehorse test, Become a licensed racehorse trainer
Become a licensed racehorse trainer: The test is done in three parts, by a state racing steward, in the state you wish to race in. The 3 parts are the Barn Test (hands on, in the barn with a horse), the Steward s Test, which is a Question and Answer format, with questions focusing on racing rules,...

Horse Racing: jockey looking for agent and job, san antino tx, searchnz
san antino tx, searchnz, race horses: Hi Vernon, Sorry it has taken me a while to answer this. I have been away visiting family in another part of New Zealand. Good on you for wanting to get back in the saddle in the racing industry. I assume the reason you asked me is that you are...

Horse Racing: lungeing a horse with lunge line passing from chest to hocks, ed hess, easy goer
ed hess, easy goer, lunge line: HI -- I LUNGE A HORSE WITH A LONG LUNGE LINE WITH A CHAIN ON THE END THAT YOU CAN SNAP ON THE HALTER IF THE HORSE IS A EASY GOER. IF HE IS A ROUGH TO CONTROL HORSE ,THEN I RUN THE CHAIN THROUGH HIS MOUTH AND UP THE SIDE OF THE HALTER SO I CAN CONTROL HIM...

Horse Racing: mixed hay good for racing thoroughbreds, ed hess, alfalfa hay
ed hess, alfalfa hay, thoroughbred horses: hi -- again the amount of protein you have to watch. mixed hay is ok to feed if there is not too much alfalfa, clover in it. i am a fan of timothy hay as it is a very good quality hay to feed. over the years you will see the difference in the horses who are...

Horse Racing: more protein is bad for horses, ed hess, thoroughbreds
ed hess, thoroughbreds, protein: hi -- too much protein is bad for the horse and will cause many problems with the horse. some times it makes the horse retain lots of fluid , such as legs filling up and can cause the horse to bleed during the race. . i would think that around 12% is plenty...

Horse Racing: how much quantity of different feed to provide per meal, ed hess, 2 quarts
ed hess, 2 quarts, sugar cubes: I USUALLY FEED THE HORSES 3 TIMES A DAY EARLY MORNING BEFORE THEY GO OUT TO THE TRACK A SMALL AMOUNT OF OATS 1 QUART THEN AFTER THEY WORKOUT AROUND 10 AM 2 QUARTS OF OATS THEN AT 4-5 PM THE MAIN MEAL. WINTER TIME A HOT MASH WITH BRAN OATS AND SWEET FEED...

Horse Racing: quantity of hay to feed racehorses, ed hess, timothy hay
ed hess, timothy hay, racehorses: HI -- I FEED TIMOTHY HAY WHICH IS NOT TOO HIGH IN PROTIEN. TOO MUCH PROTIEN IS BAD FOR THE HORSE. I FEED A HAY BAG OF HAY TO THE HORSE ATER THEY GO TO THE TRACK AND ARE COOLED OUT. THEN AT NIGHT I FILL UP THE HAY BAG AGAIN FOR THE NIGHT. I WOULD THINK THAT...

Horse Racing: Sesmoid bones, ed hess, suspensory
ed hess, suspensory, filly: hi -- sesmoid problems are a very serious problem. plenty of time to grow up and mature is the best advise i can give you. if you have sesmoid problems then you can also have tendon and suspensory problems also , which will lead to a very sore going horse...

Horse Racing: how to stop a horse from rearing using hands, ed hess
ed hess: HI -- IF THE HORSE REARS IN THE AIR, THEY WILL COME BACK DOWN AND GO BACK TO DOING WHAT THEY WERE DOING BEFORE THEY REARED. I WOULD STAY QUIET AND TALK QUIETLY TO THE HORSE AS YOU USUALLY DO. WAVING YOUR HANDS AND SHOUTING WILL ONLY SPOOK THE HORSE MORE. THANKS...

Horse Racing: trainning license, ed hess, assistant trainers
ed hess, assistant trainers, stud farm: hi you must have some very good trainers in india that are looking for assistant trainers for their stables. you should go and try to get a job with one of them. working as a manager on a stud farm is not the same as working at the race track with the racers....

Horse Racing: basic books and DVDs for new racehorse trainers, racehorse training, race horse trainer
racehorse training, race horse trainer, how to train a race horse: Best book ever written is The Fit Racehorse, by Tom Ivers. Book is out of print but you may be able to find it on the web, via auction or some of the used book sites I have seen used copies of it show up on amazon and ebay periodically. When it comes...

Horse Racing: basic books and DVDs for new racehorse trainers, racehorse trainers, study sessions
racehorse trainers, study sessions, stable management: Hi Rohit, Sorry about the delay. I have been on holiday in Australia and forgot to tell Allexperts! The information you require will need to be sourced from your own country so that it includes your rules of racing which includes guidelines for...

Horse Racing: Beyer Speed Figures, run up distance, horse racing
run up distance, horse racing, thoroughbreds: Hi Brian: I have researched the matter and cannot find anything that indicates that Andy Beyer uses the RUD run up distance in his speed figures. That doesn t mean that he doesn t use them - it just means that I can t find anything that says he does,...

Horse Racing: before race behavior, ed hess, acting this way
ed hess, acting this way, harness racing: HI -- if you could have a physic come read your horse, he or she can find out why the horse is acting this way. i have used physics before and have had great results. since it could be anything bothering the horse when he goes out to race, it would be good...

Horse Racing: race horse hocks, ed hess, hocks
ed hess, hocks, race horse: hi -- i guess it would depend on what the vet has done to the hocks. usually it would take a few days to see if it made any difference and then when you think the horse is going good enough to run in a race. if you inject the hocks then it would be good 48...

Horse Racing: How to solve a dry coat problem / anhydrosis / non - sweating, anhydrosis, non-sweating
anhydrosis, non-sweating, non-sweater: Hello, The problem you describe is what is known as anhydrosis, or more commonly...your horse is known as a non-sweater. Horses with this problem can overheat quickly, because their body is unable to disseminate heat during workouts. The suggestion by...

Horse Racing: thoroughbred training, omega 3 fatty acids, free choice minerals
omega 3 fatty acids, free choice minerals, rice bran oil: Try feeding her a higher fat diet. Adding soy oil, flaxseed or rice bran oil are some suggestions. Grains or supplements containing Omega 3 fatty acids are also beneficial. Add electrolytes and free choice minerals if you thing hydration is a problem. Do not...

Horse Racing: Unusual Horse Behavior, racing, lameness
racing, lameness, heartrate monitor: I am not a standardbred trainer but it sounds to me like your horse might be hurting somewhere. Maybe start with a standard soundness check at the vet, blocking the horse from the ground up, until you find the source of pain. A heart rate monitor will tell...

Horse Racing: book on exercise rider, how to become an exercise rider, racehorse exercise rider
how to become an exercise rider, racehorse exercise rider, gallop rider: Hello and thank you for your question. There is not a book written specifically for racehorse exercise riders, and I believe the reason for that is because the true skill for riding a racehorse is good horsemanship and there are already many good books...

Horse Racing: books for aspiring jockeys, Jockey books, DVD's
Jockey books, DVD's: Hello and thank you for your question. Currently I do not know of any books or DVD s that are on the subject currently. I understand that Myles Neff, former jockey and exercise rider of Riva Ridge and Secretariat has just such a book about to be published...

Horse Racing: from exercise rider to thoroughbred jockey, Jockey school, Maureen
Jockey school, Maureen, Arizona Race Track Industry Program: Hi and thank you for the inquiry. Your friend is very wise to want to come to the USA to study as we have some fabulous equine programs here. One prominent school is the Equine Industry Program at the University of Louisville ( Louisville, Kentucky s...

Horse Racing: horse performance, ed hess, dirt race
ed hess, dirt race, horse performance: hi -- well i think a lot of times the horse runs a good race when everything goes good for him in the race. post position, how they break from the gate, track cond makes a big difference in performance too. jockey change can make a big difference also. just...

Horse Racing: My racehorses keep loosing shoes in races, ed hess, jim arnold
ed hess, jim arnold, race horses: hi-- i do believe that horses should run in shoes. it does protect the foot and gives the horse so much more traction in the turns etc. i would use castor oil on the hoofs. you can buy it at any drug store . use it for the frog and the coronet band . it will...

Horse Racing: training times, thoroughbred horse racing, horse racing partnerships
thoroughbred horse racing, horse racing partnerships, wacth: I do not look for particular times. I gauge ability on a horse s stride and ease of gallop. I watch for fatigue and slow them down when I notice. Heart Rate is the most valuable tool in gauging your horse s potential. Christopher Crocker Crocker Racing...

Horse Racing: Day before a race, Chris, christopher Crocker
Chris, christopher Crocker, racing: I consider jogging, a rest or a day off. I graze my horses just about everyday after training. I sometimes even 2 min lick a horse down the lane the morning of the race, but usually jog or gallop the morning of. I jog or walk a horse the day before a race...

Horse Racing: grass is grown on the racetrack, rye grass, sandy soils
rye grass, sandy soils, soil type: Hi Rohit, Generally the grasses grown are narrow leaf hard wearing types like rye grass. Broad leaf grasses like clover tend to hold water and become very slippery when wet. It also depens a bit on the soil type. Sandy soils like brisbanes Eagle...

Horse Racing: horse getting excited seeing the bend, ed hess, easy gallop
ed hess, easy gallop, sand track: hi -- when you usually work a horse on the race track or the training track, there will be the break off spot when you ask the horse to start the work, that is prob why they get excited and want to take off in the while at the gallop. going into the turn is...

Horse Racing: how to be a jockey, walking horses, racing stables
walking horses, racing stables, boddie: Hi Jessica, You certainly sound like you have the passion and that is the most important attribute needed to become a successful jockey. You can learn nearly everything else but if you don t have the passion to drive you it will not work. I don...

Horse Racing: jockey career in USA, ed hess, galloping horses
ed hess, galloping horses, toefl exam: hi well if you do come to the us, you should go to the race track and try to get a job for a trainer who needs a good exercise boy to gallop horses. then after the trainer see s how you can ride a horse he may help you get your jocks license. your weight will...

Horse Racing: racing manager, accommodation bookings, right place at the right time
accommodation bookings, right place at the right time, racing stables: Hi Rohit, A Racing Manager working for owners is quite common in most racing countries. An owner may have a number of horses with different trainers and needs someone to keep track of the day to day management of the horses. He would discuss with...

Horse Racing: smacking the horse on its rump in the gates, Crocker, racing
Crocker, racing, christopher: This technique is used, more commonly, by quarter horse riders than thoroughbred jockeys. It looks pretty brutal an unnecessary, but it does work for reasons most trainers and jockeys do not know and can only speculate. Similar abuse tactics were practiced...

Horse Racing: taking the horse in lead by 7 to 8 lengths, race tactic, pacer
race tactic, pacer, furlongs: Hi Rohit, This race tactic suits a horse known as a one pacer . That is a horse that can maintain a good rate for a long distance but does not like to sprint at the end. By leading out several lengths going into the straight, the one pacer can...

Horse Racing: thoroughbred breeding, animal science department, ed hess
animal science department, ed hess, thoroughbred horses: hi -- the thoroughbred horses all have registration papers and a lip tattoo and when being bred they must follow all of the rules for producing a registered foal out of a registered mare and bred by a registered stud.all of the foal papers are on file in...

Horse Racing: over weight carried by the horse than assigned weight, apprentice jockeys, thoroughbred racing results
apprentice jockeys, thoroughbred racing results, riding horses: Hi Rohit, Sometimes a jockey will ride overweight because they could not get down to the assigned weight naturally. The trainer may decide that another .5 kg will not matter so they request permission to ride overweight. The betting public must...

Horse Racing: -2, -1, E, +1, +2, alltrack, asp center
alltrack, asp center, last element: Hi Malik, I had a look at the webpage link you posted but I have no idea what the final number stands for. As a trackwork report it leaves a lot to be desired as it does not contain much useful information at all. I would ask the track reporter...

Horse Racing: diagram for prev. question, psychological issues, dental problems
psychological issues, dental problems, previous question: There is a number of reasons for a horse to hold his head this way. He may need a dentist to look at his teeth to make sure his mouth is not hurting him or he may have other dental problems causing him pain. The jockey may be over correcting a stubborn horse...

Horse Racing: HORS RACING TRACKWORK TERMS, betting on horse racing, best bet
betting on horse racing, best bet, racing clubs: Hi Mallik, Betting on horse racing is no sure thing. I have been involved in the management of racing clubs in New Zealand and I have met very few really successful punters. Professional punters tend to look for a single outstanding bet rather than...

Horse Racing: length between rail supporter, christopher, Crocker
christopher, Crocker, horse: The length between the rail supports is approximately 8 feet. It is no coincidence that the distance of 8 feet is the approximate length of a race horse. 1 horse length is, at race speeds, the distance it takes a horse to run approx. 1/5 of a second. So...

Horse Racing: MORNING GLORY - sutuation arising, crocker, Christopher
crocker, Christopher, racing: This syndrome baffles many trainers and there could be a variety of reasons the horse does not do well in competition. If the horse does not train with groups of horses, then it s possible the horse is intimidated by the horses around him. If you are not training...

Horse Racing: opening mouth while being worked out, types of horses, nose band
types of horses, nose band, incisors: This horse may just feel comfortable holding the bit in his mouth in this manner. You may notice the horse, most likely, is without a nose band or figure eight which helps keep the mouth close to give the rider more control over the bit if a particular horse...

Horse Racing: TURF grown on thoroughbred racetrack, thoroughbred racetrack, ed hess
thoroughbred racetrack, ed hess, grass turf: hi -- the word turf means grass. turf racing is grass racing and the other kind of surface is either regular dirt or a synthetic type of surface to race on. so when you see that the horse ran on turf, that means the horse raced on grass. thanks ED HES...

Horse Racing: variety of grass in US racetrack, ed hess, grass seeds
ed hess, grass seeds, turf course: hi sorry about not getting back to you sooner on this question.. each track and state has their own variety of grass seeds that they plant for a great turf course. some grass grows better in the heat and some other seeds grow better in a cooler climate, so...

Horse Racing: feeding all horses at same time, feed, race
feed, race, horse: I feed my horses 10-12 hours apart. I do not feed them before training since I want them fed at least a few hours before exercise and we don t get to the barn at 4 a.m. We feed morning grain about 10:30 to 11:00 a.m. and evening grain around 9 to 10 p.m. They...

Horse Racing: which leg in lead, ed hess, finish line
ed hess, finish line, horse racing: hi looks like he is on the left lead. when a horse breaks from the starting gate he is usually on his left lead as he should be in order to make the first turn, then he straightens out down the back side and he should be on the right lead, then he comes...

Horse Racing: Loss of topline in resting racehorse, ed hess, artificial hormones
ed hess, artificial hormones, lack of carbohydrates: hi -- if the horse is loosing his condition while resting on the farm, he may have something wrong with him. usually when they get off the track to the farm and have a nice rest, they pick up and feel like a million dollars and look great. sometimes the geldings...

Horse Racing: race mare and vaginal wind, lucerne chaff, tb mare
lucerne chaff, tb mare, grass hay: Hi Justine, The practice of caslicking is far more widespread than one might think and is now quite common in more developed countries. I am no expert on it but can point you towards good source information at, http://chris-thomas.suite101.com/what-caslicking-a-mare-is-all-about-a221385...

Horse Racing: trotting yearlings and horses in recovery period, ed hess, recovery period
ed hess, recovery period, yearlings: hi -- well you can trot the horse on a regular training schedule or trot after a operation or sickness to get the horse started back in training. a sore going horse can be trotted or pony to keep him going without hard training. i would trot a mile and a...

Horse Racing: block heel shoe, ed hess, hind legs
ed hess, hind legs, future thanks: hi -- yes it looks like a block shoe, but not like the ones i use to use. it is used to prevent run downs in a race on both front and hind legs. remember that a block heel shoe will jar the horse a lot and may cause other problems in the future thanks ED HESS...

Horse Racing: exercise rider to amateur jockey, amateur jockey, exercise rider
amateur jockey, exercise rider: An experienced and skilled exercise rider should be very capable of race riding. If an exercise rider feels he or she is ready and believe they are able to control a horse safely in a race then I would say they are ready to try. Only experience will give them...

Horse Racing: horse responding to certain rider, racehorse, jockey
racehorse, jockey, personalities: There is really no way to predict how a horse will react to a new rider. He may be suspected to act out, but not necessarily. The horse may tend to like certain personalities and certain types of holds. The horse may like a very quiet rider who takes a light...

Horse Racing: Industry fraud, racetrack management, performance enhancing drugs
racetrack management, performance enhancing drugs, industry fraud: Hi, Where ever there are large amounts of cash there are people who will try to acquire it, by fair means or foul. The racing industry in all countries is full of stories and anecdotes of great betting scams and all manner of deceptions. The rules surrounding...

Horse Racing: jockeys height affecting horse performance, horse performance, maximum efforts
horse performance, maximum efforts, hindrance: A good jockey is a good jockey regardless of his height. The problem with taller riders is there struggle with weight more than anything. If they try to cut too much weight then they may ride week. A rider of any height needs to be balanced and strong. I feel...

Horse Racing: pedigree or confirmation, horse racing, racehorse trainer
horse racing, racehorse trainer, TB yearling: Thank you for your question. When picking a horse at auction it is important to me to narrow down my choices so I start with the catalog page first..that is where I look for the best pedigree. Once I have selected the best horses based on conformation, I...

Horse Racing: all about rigs, gelding, testicle
gelding, testicle, colt: A rig may experience more discomfort than a colt or a gelding therefore causing him to act out more than usual. This may not always be the case, but if so, it would be ideal to have the surgery to remove the ascended testicle, especially if the horse shows...

Horse Racing: blinkers for horse, ed hess, blinkers
ed hess, blinkers: hi -- well you need to train the horse with the blinkers on for a few weeks to get them use to them. you also need to work the horse from the gate a few times to see how they handle the change. if all works well then put them in a race and go from there. thanks...

Horse Racing: blistering, ed hess, management terminology
ed hess, management terminology, winter weather: hi -- well we use to give the horses 6 months off every year when the winter weather came. we would lay the horses up for a rest and if they had any leg problems we would put a light blister on the legs to cure the problem.... there are all kinds of leg blisters...

Horse Racing: Castration (gelded ) 3 yr old standardbred., Racehorse training, national racehorse trainers license
Racehorse training, national racehorse trainers license, castration: Hello, Thank you for your question. I am not a vet so I cannot give you medical advice when it comes to your horse. I can only tell you what I would do in the same situation. It is best to get your gelding walking for a few days, then trotting for...

Horse Racing: Info on 1940's jockeys, father was a jockey, eddie arcaro
father was a jockey, eddie arcaro, hialeah park: Hi, Carol! To answer your follow up question, jockey agents like all other racing industry employees have to be licensed. So, the way it works in the horse racing industry is that each Jockey Agent would need to get a state gaming/ racing license specific...

Horse Racing: judging the horse race, horse race, body language
horse race, body language, jockey: This is not something that I can really teach you without you watching many races and observing yourself what is going on. Experience is the only way you will really be effective at understanding the body language of the horses and the rider s abilities to...

Horse Racing: Benefits of racing, ed hess, highschool student
ed hess, highschool student, breeding farms: hi --- well horse racing is a industry where many people are employed. vets, blacksmiths, hot walkers, grooms , people who work in the grand stands. there are many breeding farms all over the states who employ people, so you see horse racing does help the...

Horse Racing: blinkers requirment, ed hess, blinkers
ed hess, blinkers, close quarters: HI WITH EVERY DAY TRAINING YOU SHOULD SEE IF THE HORSE NEEDS BLINKERS IN ORDER TO RACE. SOME HORSE WILL SUCK BACK OUT OF THE GATE IN CLOSE QUARTERS THEN YOU SHOULD TRY BLINKERS. BLINKERS WILL HELP GET A HORSE OUT OF THE GATE ON TIME. JUST TRY BLINKERS ANYHOW...

Horse Racing: cross noseband requirement, ed hess, tongue tie
ed hess, tongue tie, gallops: hi -- well when your jock gallops or works the horse tell him to notice his breathing and his way of going. a figure 8 can help keep the horses mouth closed , thus giving the rider more control in a race or workout.. a tongue tie will also help the breathing....

Horse Racing: simply putting head high, lifter, fur
Horse Racing: simply putting head high, lifter, fur

Horse Racing: horse - particular distance, many horses, long distances
many horses, long distances, breathing problems: The horse may be too slow to sprint a short distance but too fast and unratable to go a longer distance. Most horses should be able to go a mile unless mentally they will not pace. This is where the training comes in. Anyone can exercise and horse and training...

Horse Racing: National Racehorse Trainer License Study Guide, National Trainers License, Racehorse Trainers License
National Trainers License, Racehorse Trainers License, Study Guide: Hello, Thank you for your questions. The answer is yes, the Racehorse Trainers Test study course is comprehensive in scope and has been helping people successfully prepare (and pass!) all racing commission tests for more than 20 years. You can learn more...

Horse Racing: racehorse swimming exercise, ed hess, thoroughbred racehorse
ed hess, thoroughbred racehorse, horses: HI IT DEPENDS ON WHAT KIND OF SHAPE THE HORSES ARE IN. A SORE GOING HORSE SHOULD SWIM EVERY OTHER DAY AND THEN GALLOP EVERY OTHER DAY.. ALTERNATE FROM DAY TO DAY. REMEMBER YOU CANNOT JUST SWIM A HORSE FIT, IT DOESN T WORK, YOU MUST GALLOP ALSO WHEN TRAINING...

Horse Racing: registered thoroughbred race horse "Kokalol', thoroughbred race horse, calder race course
thoroughbred race horse, calder race course, ed hess: hi -- i would advise you to go to calder race course and see if you can find a trainer who has room for your horse. you will have to see how much a month it will cost you to get him up to a race and go from there. ask around the track for a good trainer ....

Horse Racing: scope in future., sport in australia, melbourne cup
sport in australia, melbourne cup, futre: Hi Rohit, Thoroughbred racing is the most popular sport in Australia. It is a multi billion dollar industry and is a very large employer. They have the second richest race in the world, The Emirates Melbourne Cup raced i early November for a stake...

Horse Racing: simply putting head high, ed hess, horses head
ed hess, horses head, minor mistake: hi i see them run in them in England. the us does not allow them in races either. bur if you train in them , it may get the horse use to keeping their head level when galloping or racing.again if the horse holds it s head high when training there may be a...

Horse Racing: Starting Gates, google search, starting gates
google search, starting gates, tail gates: Hi Glenda: Thanks for your question - this is a little out of my expertise, but I have had this question before and here are a couple of answers that I gave previously. Quote - Sorry for the delay - I work at Oaklawn Jockey Club and we had a very busy...

Horse Racing: behaviour correction - good racehorse trainer, Racehorse Trainer, Become a
Racehorse Trainer, Become a, How to: Hello, Thank you for your questions. I believe the more basic understanding of horse behavior that a person has the better trainer they will be, regardless of the type of horse trainer they are wanting to become. So, yes, I do think that studying horses...

Horse Racing: behaviour correction - very good racehorse trainer, racehorse trainer, ed hess
racehorse trainer, ed hess, learning about horses: hi to become the best horse trainer you can become, you have to start at the bottom and work your way up. start from scratch and learn all you can so you can learn everything you possible can learn. you will still learn new things even though you think you...

Horse Racing: A big curiousity, purse money, pat answer
purse money, pat answer, claimer: As horses move through their conditions, races become tougher because you move on to race against horses advancing at the same levels you are. Horses, unless stakes horses, become less valuable as they lose lifetime conditions. This is because the eligibility...

Horse Racing: A couple curious questions, claimer, stakes races
claimer, stakes races, curious questions: hi --- no, i am not related to R.B. HESS the person you want to talk to about your questions is the racing secretary at one of your california race tracks. they are the ones who write the condition books for each race meet and can explain to you what you...

Horse Racing: A couple curious questions, claiming race, level quality
Horse Racing: A couple curious questions, claiming race, level quality, old horse

Horse Racing: good horse - good jockey, horse and jockey, stakes horses
horse and jockey, stakes horses, good horse: The ideal situation is to have the same jockey who has been successful on this particular horse from the start of it s career. Sometimes the jockey, who has been winning on the horse, will get another call on a different trainer s horse and must choose between...

Horse Racing: horse behaviour correction - good racehorse trainer, racehorse trainer, horse behaviour
racehorse trainer, horse behaviour, horse behavior: A trainer should not be considered a trainer if he is unable to correct poor behavior. Some trainers specialize in specific behavioral problems and may be able to assist others trainers in their efforts. I believe all trainers should be learning horses from...

Horse Racing: horse growing older - bad habits, learned habits, lameness problems
learned habits, lameness problems, bad habits: This may be true as these problems are not addressed and corrected when first noticed by rider or trainer. Many learned habits that may be good, as well as bad. These problem should be checked out to make sure they are not more serious lameness problems. If...

Horse Racing: horse not responding in race, horse, thoroughbred
horse, thoroughbred, lead: A jockey should use his weight, leg, balance, rein handling and the horse s momentum to help a horse change leads. It is a technique that is mastered my the best jockeys around the world to be able to cause a horse to change a lead in perfect stride rhythm...

Horse Racing: reason for horse to lug in or out, lameness problems, racetracks
lameness problems, racetracks, racetrack: A horse may lug in or out for many reasons. Losing a shoe is one of many. Some horses just like to run against the rail or against other horses. Some want to leave the track if they are hurting, therefore they will lug out. A variety of lameness problems are...

Horse Racing: rubber paddings and leather paddings, ed hess, racehorses
ed hess, racehorses, shoes: hi well leather has been used as a pad for many years now. it is actually up to the individual trainer experience what he decides to do on that question. i always use to use leather , but it use to compress too fast and it wouldn t last that long, but the...

Horse Racing: turning out racehorses per week, turn out race horses grass natural exercise
turn out race horses grass natural exercise: I would turn out every horse, everyday as long as you can allowing for space. If you you have access to turn out paddocks, use them. The horse will be much healthier grazing on natural grass if available and allowing for free exercise. Christopher Crocker...

Horse Racing: become racehorse trainer, racehorse trainer, thoroughbred racetracks
racehorse trainer, thoroughbred racetracks, ed hess: HI YOU NEED TO START AT THE BOTTOM AND GO FROM THERE. CLEAN STALLS, BATHE HORSES, GROOM THEM, LEARN THE LEG WORK YOU NEED TO KNOW TO KEEP THE HORSES IN TRAINING. BECOMING A TRAINER IS A HARD THING TO BECOME. YOU NEED TO WORK HARD AND LEARN EVERY THING YOU...

Horse Racing: correct mouthpiece material for racehorses, ed hess, racehorse training
ed hess, racehorse training, thoroughbred racehorse: hi -- you can use rubber bits on young horses and steel or aluminum is for the older horses with a tougher mouth. you have to try different bits to see how the horses respond to them. i don t think the material of the bits matter that much once your horses...

Horse Racing: correct mouthpiece material for racehorses, older horses, mouths
Horse Racing: correct mouthpiece material for racehorses, older horses, mouths, aluminum

Horse Racing: racehorse strides per furlong, furlong, sprinter
Horse Racing: racehorse strides per furlong, furlong, sprinter, caviar

Horse Racing: racehorse strides per furlong, thoroughbred racehorse, ed hess
thoroughbred racehorse, ed hess, furlong: hi --- every horse is a different size and length, so every horse is different and that would make them take a different number of strides when racing, galloping or running. you would have to video the horse to see how many strides they take in a 1/8 miles....

Horse Racing: racing facts about horses with different genders with different temperament, apprentice jockey, ed hess
apprentice jockey, ed hess, facts about horses: hi each horse is like a person. no one has the same personality ,so you just have to work with each horse so you can figure them out.. if you come across a horse you cannot figure out then you should have a physic come to your barn and read your horse to...

Horse Racing: basic training fee per horse, ed hess, racehorse trainer
ed hess, racehorse trainer, purse structure: HI WELL ALL TRAINERS CHARGE DIFFERENT PRICES TO TRAIN. THE BETTER THE TRACK AND PURSE STRUCTURE, THE HIGHER THE TRAINING FEES ARE. PROBABLY LIKE UP TO $100.00 per day and that does not include the vet bill, shoeing bill,transport bill from track to track to...

Horse Racing: book on racehorse training, flat racehorse trainer, training thoroughbred horses
flat racehorse trainer, training thoroughbred horses, thoroughbred race horse: There are some great books on conditioning horses, but I do not know of anything that can teach on becoming a licensed trainer. The rules on licensing vary track to track and country to country. As far as training methods go, The Fit Racehorse by Tom Ivers...

Horse Racing: what breed of horse, arabian horse racing, quarter horse racing
arabian horse racing, quarter horse racing, ed hess: hi-- well, i have trained thoroughbreds for many years, so that is my favorite breed, but you have quarter horse racing and Arabian horse racing and some paint horse racing and some appaloosa horse racing. they are all different, but all race. it would be...

Horse Racing: buying a racehorse or hunting for owners, thoroughbred racehorse trainer, buying a racehorse
thoroughbred racehorse trainer, buying a racehorse, ed hess: HI -- YOUR OWNERS WOULD TELL YOU WHAT KIND OF HORSE THEY ARE LOOKING FOR AND GIVE YOU A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF MONEY TO SPEND FOR THEM TO GET THEM A HORSE TO TRAIN. YOU CAN ALSO GO TO THE SALES AND FIND A HORSE FOR THEM THAT IS ALREADY RACING . THANKS ED HES...

Horse Racing: FULL CHEEK SNAFFLE preventing lugging in, Crocker Racing Stable Thoroughbre horse race jockey trainer partnerships
Crocker Racing Stable Thoroughbre horse race jockey trainer partnerships: This bit puts more pressure to the side of the mouth as shown in the picture. Another popular and more commonly used bit for racing is the haughton bit. This bit is very effective in making a horse more responsive to direction. Christopher Crocker htpp://CrockerRacingStable.co...

Horse Racing: Hocks, ed hess, harness racing
ed hess, harness racing, physic: hi well your vet should give her a thorough vet examination and then he or she can go from there on finding out what is bothering her. i do know that they do inject hocks and sometimes that works for a short period of time, but that does not cure her problem....

Horse Racing: horse drinking water after workout, ed hess, sips
ed hess, sips, 60 minutes: hi -- you always cool out a horse slow and only let them drink a few sips of water each time you stop to let them drink after a race or a workout as they are extremely hot and their blood in pumping fast and if you let them drink too much water they can founder...

Horse Racing: horse wearing aluminum shoes, sensitive laminae, steel shoes
sensitive laminae, steel shoes, new shoes: It depends on how much foot has to be cut down. If it is a drastic cut from maybe letting the feet grow for 5-6 weeks or more, then I would give the horse at least 3 days to acclimate to them. Ideally, I would really like them to have at least one work out...

Horse Racing: lugging out, fortune tellers, ed hess
fortune tellers, ed hess, blinkers: HI -- I LIVE IN NEW HAMPSHIRE USA . WELL IF YOU HAD HER MOUTH AND TEETH CHECKED, THEN HAD HER VETTED OUT, YOU WOULD HAVE THOUGHT YOU WOULD HAVE FOUND OUT WHAT WAS MAKING HER BEAR OUT IN THE RACE.DOES SHE WEAR BLINKERS ?? SOME TIMES THEY WILL LOOK AROUND...

Horse Racing: price of racehorse, ed hess, thoroughbred racehorse
ed hess, thoroughbred racehorse, horse sales: THE PRICE DEPENDS ON BREEDING AND HOW MUCH THEY ARE RACING FOR AT THE TIME OF PURCHASE. YOU CAN GO TO THE HORSE SALES AND BID ON HORSES AND YOU MAY FIND A BARGIN THERE. PRICES ARE WHAT YOU CAN AFFORD TO PAY FOR THE HORSE. GO TO SOME HORSE SALES AND CHECK...

Horse Racing: racehorse exercising schedule, Crocker Racing Stable Thoroughbred Racing Horse Partnerships
Crocker Racing Stable Thoroughbred Racing Horse Partnerships: A new arrival would be sent to the track and jogged a few laps to get the feel of the new rider and environment. I would first take notice of how a new arrival finishes up his grain. If he takes to the new home OK, then I would begin normal galloping and workouts...

Horse Racing: Stopping My Ex Race Horse After A Gallop, ed hess, bowed tendon
ed hess, bowed tendon, race horses: hi -- well if he is that strong with your different bits, then i would try some additive to his food to relax him a bit. you can also give him a dose of calm and cool 1 hr before you plan on riding him. you can ask your vet or horse feed store what products...

Horse Racing: training, ed hess, leasure
ed hess, leasure, lope: hi -- yes, i did and had great luck doing that . when i was home on the farm and had a horse that was sour or a little sore, then i would rope them in the sand ring. probably 20 to 30 minutes a day . just start out at a trot for awhile then to a jog and then...

Horse Racing: Training for bleeders, ed hess, bleeders
ed hess, bleeders, race horses: HI -- YOU SHOULD CONSULT YOUR VET AND ASK THEM WHAT THEY PRESCRIBE IN THE TRAINING TO KEEP THEM FROM BLEEDING IN A RACE. I KNOW THAT HIGH PROTEIN IS A PROBLEM IN RACE HORSES. I ALWAYS FED NO MORE THEN 12% PROTEIN IN THEIR DIET. ALPHA HAY IS ALSO VERY HIGH...

Horse Racing: over whipping - drifting out, rump, jockeys
rump, jockeys, jockey: The horse is running away from the whip and from the pain. That is why it is called over whipping which should be punishable by fines and suspension. If a horse needs to be hit that much to run then he shouldn t be racing at all. A trainer should never allow...

Horse Racing: change in horse weight, thoroughbred horses, metabolic balance
thoroughbred horses, metabolic balance, horse body: Each horse will have their own ideal performance weight by design. A fat horse may be fit, but may be more likely to injure himself with the unnecessary weight. Some horses may appear skinny with ribs showing, but may perform at their best this way. A horse...

Horse Racing: colt at fast pace - testicles going up, exercise riders, leg problems
exercise riders, leg problems, hind end: Horses usually do not react at all. It s a natural part of their body that they get used to having. The horses that do react may have larger than normal testicles which may cause discomfort causing them to not use their hind end as efficiently as they should....

Horse Racing: resting a horse the day after the race, horse race training thoroughbred racing colt how to
horse race training thoroughbred racing colt how to : This all depends on the horse and what the trainer feels is needed. I would trot the horse the next day after race and then give the second day of walking. This will help with flushing the lactic acid out of the body in hopes to reduce muscle soreness in the...

Horse Racing: swimming schedule for racehorses, swimming horse thoroughbred fitness training Chistopher Crocker race track
swimming horse thoroughbred fitness training Chistopher Crocker race track: Swimming is not a race training exercise. I only use swimming for rehabilitation of injuries for horses who can t put weight on the injured leg. This will maintain a certain amount of physical fitness and is ideal for cardiac and pulmonary maintenance. Swimming...

Horse Racing: basic riding skills - better trainer, thoroughbred racehorse trainer, understanding horses
thoroughbred racehorse trainer, understanding horses, skilled employees: I do not believe a trainer having basic riding skills is a must. I think it will make him a better trainer. I believe all trainers should know how to ride for the added benefit of understanding horses better but not a necessity. As a trainer who rides, I can...

Horse Racing: becoming racehorse trainer - financial support, racehorse training, racehorse trainer
racehorse training, racehorse trainer, money in my pocket: You should be ready to spend a lot of money before you can expect a return. If you are to train the horses for an individual who will be financing the operation then I would say you do not have to have much money other than what is needed to purchase stable...

Horse Racing: BLINKERS on horses, horse racing partnerships, blinkers
horse racing partnerships, blinkers, racehorses: That would not be a correct statement. There are many reason for using blinkers as there are for shadow rolls. Some horse need not to see the whip coming. Some do not like to see the rider or other horses come up from behind. Some may need their vision focused...

Horse Racing: cardiac arrest - heavy work, ligaments and tendons, torn ligaments
ligaments and tendons, torn ligaments, walking exercise: It is possible for any horse to go into cardiac arrest at any time when performing intense levels of training, but this should not at all be a common occurrence when under the care of an experienced trainer. 3 months of light training should be followed by...

Horse Racing: exercise rider daily wages, ed hess, exercise riders
ed hess, exercise riders, exercise rider: hi -- what you get paid for exercising the horses at the track is what the trainer will pay you to do that type of job. i think it is about 5-10 dollars per gallop or breeze. different wages at different tracks also. you would get paid more at Belmont park...

Horse Racing: flat feet horses - poor runners, energy absorption, thoroughbred horses
energy absorption, thoroughbred horses, flat feet: This is a conformation issue that affects some horses negatively and others not so much. A foot needs to have enough cup to absorb the energy by expanding until the sole flattens as it contacts the ground. A flat footed horse will be limited to this expansion...

Horse Racing: full cheek snaffle, D ring - accelerates horse faster in the race, horse run, spoons
horse run, spoons, jockey: The only way I could say that a bit helps the horse run faster is if the horse is able to take a comfortable hold of the bit while the rider uses this pressure to help hold the horse s head up. A severe bit would, in my opinion, cause the horse to slow down...

Horse Racing: hanging a car tyre in the stall, car tyre, drink water
car tyre, drink water, racetrack: This is a common practice used to alleviate vices such as weaving and stall walking or simply for play. I would put the tire on the bedding only if the horse constantly walks his stall (stall walker). Make sure whatever you are using the tire for, that the...

Horse Racing: head tossing as start is effected, bay colt, snaffle
bay colt, snaffle, martingale: I do not feel changing the bit is a simple solution to throwing his head up. This may just be a habit that the horse has. If throwing his head up is not affecting his performance, then I would not try to correct it. Make sure the jockey is not breaking in...

Horse Racing: horse behavior correction makes a better racehorse trainer, thoroughbred racehorse, racehorse trainer
thoroughbred racehorse, racehorse trainer, equine behavior: It would benefit all who handles the horse if the behaviour is corrected. I would continue training the horse to race as I would any, while working on it s behavioural habits along the way. Some habits are just do hard to break while training the horse to...

Horse Racing: information on my old tb., bloodstock agency, dam owner
bloodstock agency, dam owner, koolman: Hi Gaylene, Your boy is getting a bit old now to still have an active racing record altho Arion Bloodstock may have the record. I would suggest you drop an email to Anton Koolman at anton@koolman.com.au and ask him. Anton was the owner of Gressier...

Horse Racing: leaving hind feet unshod in the race, stable horses, bermuda grass
stable horses, bermuda grass, hind feet: A shod horse is more likely to injure more than a barefoot horse. Leaving hind feet without shoes gives horses the natural footing that nature intended. The foot is allowed to flex freely and will help pump blood through their body better. If the horse performs...

Horse Racing: mock or practice races after raceday, ed hess, practice races
ed hess, practice races, stall rest: HI IF A HORSES HASN T RUN FOR SAY 6 MONTHS, THE HORSE MUST HAVE 3 PUBLISHED WORKOUTS AND AT LEAST ONE OF THOSE WORKOUTS FROM THE GATE TO GET THE GATE CARD IN ORDER TO BE OK TO RACE AGAIN. SOME HORSES NEED REST, BUT YOU HAVE TO BE READY TO RUN WITH THE PROPER...

Horse Racing: modern way of breaking horses to ride, spirit the stallion, baby horses
spirit the stallion, baby horses, breaking horses: Horses are broke with kinder methods these days as they are safer to the horses and riders. Laying on a horses back before a rider commits to fully sitting will allow the horse to get used to the weight of the rider. You will give the horse more trust in you...

Horse Racing: night and current odds, overnight odds, morning line odds
overnight odds, morning line odds, loose outline: Hi, Rohit! I believe that when you are asking about night odds that you are referring to the term overnight odds which are an quick overview or loose outline of the horses odds for the next days races...but these are not done as well as the morning line...

Horse Racing: PACIFIERS on racehorses, stable hand, racehorses
stable hand, racehorses, clods: These are not allowed in the United States since most races here are dirt and the mesh will get clogged with mud and cause total loss of vision. The mesh has nothing to do with flys. It is used to block clods of dirt from striking the eye. Christopher Crocker...

Horse Racing: the perfect speed handicapping system, cd drive, ponies
cd drive, ponies, e mail: Hey Andy: Been a long time my friend - It is a cd and you should be able to place it into your computer s cd or dvd drive and it should open up a new window that gives you a choice of running or opening the folder - just open the folder and the files should...

Horse Racing: about racehorse trainers test, thoroughbred racehorse trainer, racehorse trainers
thoroughbred racehorse trainer, racehorse trainers, horse injuries: The test will ask you numerous questions about horse injuries, anatomy, basic care, rules and regulations of the track, types of equipment, calculate weights allowances, racing terminology, bones and teeth and basically anything you would have to experience...

Horse Racing: reaching finish line - smacking or hand riding, thoroughbred horse racing, horse racing partnerships
thoroughbred horse racing, horse racing partnerships, prestigious race: There is no sure answer to this question as all horses are trained or respond differently. They all have their own unique running style. A well trained horse should not require whipping. Zenyatta, one of the greatest American mares of all time was hardly ever...

Horse Racing: reason for a horse hanging in for excessive use of whip, whip hands, horse racing partnerships
whip hands, horse racing partnerships, rump: This sounds like a case of the horse moving away from the excess pain or pressure. A rider should be able to recognise this and either swap whip hands or alter his steering to compensate for the move. Christopher Crocker Crocker Racing Stable and Horse...

Horse Racing: REVERSAL OF FORM meaning, ed hess, racetrack
ed hess, racetrack, stewards: hi -- reversal of form means to me that the horses racing form changed so drastically that it was taken notice of by all who looked at the race results. if a horse has poor form and then all of a sudden it wins a race when it has proven that it is in poor...

Horse Racing: ring head noseband on horses, thoroughbred racehorses, horse racing partnerships
thoroughbred racehorses, horse racing partnerships, nose band: The nose band gives a rider more control over the horse who does not respect the bit. A well trained horse may not require a nose band as yes it may irritate the horse. A bit in a horses mouth or a person on it s back irritates a horse as well, so this statement...

Horse Racing: shadow roll on racehorses, thoroughbred racehorse, visual distractions
thoroughbred racehorse, visual distractions, horse racing partnerships: Shadows rolls have many uses for many reasons. Reasons to can range from.... a. blocking sight for horses looking at shadows on the ground (hence the name) b. block sight for horses who spook by seeing their own feet reach out in front of them. c. urge...

Horse Racing: steel shoes on the raceday, steel shoes, resistance training
steel shoes, resistance training, raceday: I do not think it is safe to race with steel shoes. The heavier added weight to the foot may cause the horse to misstep, causing injury. I do believe there may be a benefit in training with steels shoes and changing to aluminum a few weeks before the race....

Horse Racing: training, galloping horses, course thanks
galloping horses, course thanks, race tracks: Yes there are horses going both ways and toward each other during training. The general rule at North American race tracks is that the faster you go, the closer to the rail you should be. A horse should never pass a horse on the outside without proper warning...

Horse Racing: winning a bet - horse racing, thoroughbred horse racing, eight furlongs
thoroughbred horse racing, eight furlongs, bet horse racing: Hi Rohit: Thanks for your question - I will make a good effort at answering your question with a simple answer to a very difficult question. There are very many different methods of handicapping, the first 3 cover the majority of handicappers - # 1...

Horse Racing: working in breeding farms - racehorse trainer, thoroughbred racehorse trainer, ed hess
thoroughbred racehorse trainer, ed hess, miracle of birth: hi by working at the breeding farms you will see how at the end of the horses career they are sent to the breeding farms to have= foals and breed. you learn a lot about a horse when you see the miracle of birth and all that follows. a riding club is not the...

Horse Racing: changing lead - mild or hard crack, ed hess, hands and feet
ed hess, hands and feet, jockeys: hi --- a good jock can just simply use some pressure like on the horses shoulder with their toe and the horse will respond to that touch if he has been trained to do so. also the way they use their hands on the horses neck can also make a horse change their...

Horse Racing: colts bumping onto fillies and mares, question sir, fillies
question sir, fillies, geldings: There are plenty of stallions to breed to presently and in my opinion all colts should be gelded unless they are royally bred top to bottom and have no flaws. I have not seen a horse of this quality in a while. Poor performing colts have a hard time finding...

Horse Racing: exercising in figure 8, question sir, figure eight
question sir, figure eight, 2 year olds: Sorry I did not understand the wording and assumed there was a misspelling. There is not much use, in my opinion in this type of exercise after a horse is broke and taught to steer properly. It can be a good exercise to free up the shoulder, but at the same...

Horse Racing: Any good with standardbred?, ed hess, many horses
ed hess, many horses, calm down: hi -- you can have a physic come to the barn and read the horse for you. they seem to know why or what is bothering the horse and can tell you what the horse needs to have done to improve the situation. i have done this many times in the past with many horses...

Horse Racing: horses with shadow roll jumping over shadows, exact reason, simple answer
exact reason, simple answer, horses: This problem does not have a simple answer. The trainer must identify the exact reason for the horse to react this way. A broad answer is to give the horse more exposure to what is causing him to react in this manner and hope he just simply gets over it, realising...

Horse Racing: jockey - no owning racehorse, racehorse, jockey
racehorse, jockey, profession: There could be cheating in the race. The rider, who owns the horse, may hold back the one he is riding and allow his horse, who is ridden by a friend, to win. This would be considered fixing a race or race fixing . Race fixing is cheating the public, owners...

Horse Racing: jockey getting paid per ride in workouts, ed hess, morning workouts
ed hess, morning workouts, exercise riders: HI WELL MOST JOCKEYS WILL COME TO YOUR BARN AND GET ON THE HORSES THAT THEY RIDE IN ORDER TO KEEP THE MOUNTS. A REGULAR EXERCISE RIDER GETS PAID TO GET ON ANY HORSE IN THE MORNING. THEY NEED TO MAKE A LIVING BY GALLOPING. THE JOCKEY WILL GET ON YOUR HORSE...

Horse Racing: jockey's riding posture, ed hess, horse neck
ed hess, horse neck, sinc: HI -- IT MAY MAKE THE HORSE FEEL COMFORTABLE WHEN RUNNING IN A RACE. THE JOCKEY BECOMES ONE WITH THE HORSE WHEN IN A RACE AT A HIGH SPEED. EACH JOCKEY HAS HIS OR HERS WAY ON SITING ON A HORSE WHEN GALLOPING OR RACING. THE JOCKEY MUST BE IN SINC WITH THE HORSE...

Horse Racing: jockey vigorously urging - worse pair of hands, ed hess, pair of hands
ed hess, pair of hands, finish line: HI -- WHEN YOU ARE COMING DOWN TO THE WIRE IN A RACE, YOU MUST GET EVERY OUNCE OF RUN FROM YOUR MOUNT, SO JOCKEYS DO HAVE A TENDENCY TO SHOOT DUCKS AT THE HORSE AND PUSH HIM FORWARD WITH THE SCRUBBING ACTION OF HIS HANDS AND FEET. A GOOD JOCKEY WILL TRY EVERYTHING...

Horse Racing: jockeys near maximum heart rate, maximum heart rate, ed hess
maximum heart rate, ed hess, max heart rate: HI I GUESS YOU MEAN THAT THE JOCKEY HAS A DR. CHECK HIM OR HER OUT AND IS TOLD THAT THEY ARE IN GOOD HEALTH AND THAT THEIR HEART IS NEAR MAX HEART RATE. I AM NOR SURE JUST HOW MANY JOCKEYS GO BY THE HEART RATE BEFORE THEY ACTUALLY RACE. THANKS ED HES...

Horse Racing: jockeys short in height, jockeys, jockey
jockeys, jockey: Yes. The smaller guys tend to be healthier since they are not fighting their weight. Taller jockey may become week and sick more often when trying to make weight, but there are many great riders who are on the tall side. http://CrockerRacingStable.co...

Horse Racing: leather and rubber pads, crocker racing stable horseshoes shoe leather padded pad race hoof
crocker racing stable horseshoes shoe leather padded pad race hoof: I do not use either of these pads since they trap dirt and moisture in the sole and this becomes a breeding ground for thrush. I prefer a shoe with a bonded synthetic polymer that comes just between the shoe and hoof wall. I like to use these types of shoes...

Horse Racing: milk for racehorses in morning, ed hess, feed horses
ed hess, feed horses, race horses: hi -- i am not sure about feeding milk to the race horses. i have never heard of it, but people do feed horses lots of different things to see how they work.. milk has calcium in it and other vitamins, so it might be good for them. i have never given my horses...

Horse Racing: mud runners - less prone to laminitis, mud runners, ed hess
mud runners, ed hess, different reasons: HI -- I THINK IT DEPENDS ON EACH AND EVERY HORSE AND HOW THE FEET ARE CARED FOR. LAMINITIS IS A CONDITION IN THE HOOF AND IS CAUSED BY A FEW DIFFERENT REASONS. I DO NOT THINK THE TYPE OF TRACK REALLY HAS ANY PARTICULAR REASON FOR CAUSING LAIANITIS. WHEN THE...

Horse Racing: planning to become a jockey at 23, ed hess, horse education
ed hess, horse education, question sir: hi yes you will have to learn lots of riding skills if you want to become a jockey. you need lots of foundation before you can seriously think about becoming a jockey. take your time and get all the horse education you can before you decide what you want...

Horse Racing: qualities of a jockey, good work ethic, stable horses
good work ethic, stable horses, breathing patterns: A jockey should have a good work ethic, calm, patient, be able to help a horse run without a whip, understand the mechanics of riding and equine physiology. He should be able to give feedback regarding the horses breathing patterns, running style and capabilities...

Horse Racing: small feet horses - fast runners, cannon bone, fine bone
cannon bone, fine bone, racehorse: Yes, he is correct in the statement as it is written, but much should be considered when looking at each individual horse and how his feet are sized in relation to the rest of his body. A smaller foot and finer boned legs give the horse less mass to bring...

Horse Racing: snorting while exercised in the morning, breathing problem, conformation
breathing problem, conformation, veterinarian: The horse may be making this sound if there is a breathing problem, but the sound also can mean nothing and may just be created because of airway conformation. The best way to find out if there is a breathing problem is to have a veterinarian scope the horse...

Horse Racing: solid round pens, racehorse, distractions
racehorse, distractions, pens: I do not feel a solid round pen is of any extra benefit unless you have a horse who simply will not pay attention to what task is being asked of him because of outside distractions. I have used both and prefer a pen with some visibility to the outside. Some...

Horse Racing: Standardbred Filly high-strung behind the gate, horse racing, racehorses
horse racing, racehorses, racehorse training: Hi, Thanks for your response. It s great to hear that your are giving your filly so much long, slow distance daily, as that s excellent for her cardiovascular system (endurance) as well as bone remodeling (for soundness) Now perhaps work on her endurance...

Horse Racing: swimming good or bowed tendoned horse, healing tendons, bowed tendons
healing tendons, bowed tendons, proper time: There is a protocol that should be followed when healing a bowed tendons. Simply applying poultace will not heal a bowed tendons. Swimming may be good to keep a horse somewhat fit during rehabilitation, but normal walking and eventual joggingy is required...

Horse Racing: trainer schools, thoroughbred racehorse, horse racing
thoroughbred racehorse, horse racing, young man: Hi Rohit: Thanks for your question. This is a question that I answered a few years ago for a young man that eventually became a trainer by going to work for the late Bob Holthus. There are a few classes available that would show parts of how to be...

Horse Racing: Tranexamic Acid, ed hess, bleeder
ed hess, bleeder, lasix: hi -- i do think that your vet will tell you what kind of medicine to use on the horse as there are many bleeder cures on the market to use on horses to prevent bleeding. so to be sure you are doing the best for the horse, contact your vet for his advise.....

Horse Racing: workouts in morning, hot season, cold season
hot season, cold season, heat of the day: Horses will rest based on their routine. As long as you keep their routine consistent, they will rest on the schedule that you give them. I feel horses should be able to rest in the morning. Another factor is the weather. In the cold season you may not have...

Horse Racing: 2 years olds - stout appearence, stall rest, gain muscle
stall rest, gain muscle, racehorses: I don t know about keeping the young horses on stall rest and bran, but they will burn fat as they gain muscle and build up a level of fitness required for racing. You will start too see the fat come off and the muscles will grow. You will notice lines of...

Horse Racing: amateur jockey in your country, becoming a jockey, horse racing
becoming a jockey, horse racing, equine careers: Hello, Thank you for your question. To learn more about becoming a jockey in the USA, check out the North American Racing Academy at http://bluegrass.kctcs.edu/NARA.aspx Additionally, here is a link to some more career information: http://animalcareers.about.com/od/Careers/a/Jockey.htm...

Horse Racing: Behaviour of ex racehorse, elephants trunk, tb mare
elephants trunk, tb mare, natural horsemanship: hi -- my advise would be, have your vet go thru the horse and check out the horse for a problem and then have a physic come read the horse and compare the results. most of the times the physic can find out the problem for you. i have used physics before with...

Horse Racing: breaking from gates - run out, ed hess, time thanks
ed hess, time thanks, right time: HI -- EVERY HORSE RUNS A DIFFERENT RACE . SOME ARE NOT HAPPY TO HAVE THE OUTSIDE POST AND WILL SOMETIMES RUN OUT BECAUSE THEY ARE OUT THERE WITH NO OTHER HORSES TO HOLD THEM IN DURING THE RACE.SOME HORSES HAVE TOO MUCH SPEED AND GO WIDE WHEN THEY CANNOT CHANGE...

Horse Racing: complete advantage, ed hess, horse run
ed hess, horse run, report explanation: hi -- i think that the jock was in a lot of trouble in the race and had to reserve his mount until he could get a position where he could let the horse run but by then, it was too late so it looked like the jock didn t give his mount a proper ride. he would...

Horse Racing: exercising horses on woodchips, ed hess, wood ships
ed hess, wood ships, shredded rubber: HI -- some training tracks are made of different types of surfaces, some are real dirt, turf, sand, muddy, synthetic, shredded rubber tires etc. wood chips ..if the type of soil is for the type of horses and type of training you are going to do to get ready...

Horse Racing: full cup and half cup blinkers, ed hess, blinkers
ed hess, blinkers, blinker: hi -- full cups make a horse keep from looking around and keeps them usually up on the pace in a race. full cups are fro a horse that either see s too much in a race or they are used to put some speed into the horse. half cups are used for just trying to...

Horse Racing: genetics role in horse racing, horse genetics, blood line
horse genetics, blood line, excellent training: Starting with superior pedigree is definitely a gift to the poor to average trainer. There are excellent trainers that can train a horse well enough to overcome it s mediocre breeding and equal or better, a well bred horse, who has an average trainer. The...

Horse Racing: halter cum bridle for youngster horses, bridle, thoroughbreds
bridle, thoroughbreds, racetrack: The only reason I feel this is necessary is so that the horse can be quickly and easily handled when on the ground before and after the rider exercises the horse. This eliminates having to go in the stall and pull tack, then replace with halter for cool down...