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Shoeing the Ex-Racehorse - How to develop from Racetrack to Sport Horse   iCal entry for this event

A very informative evening which will invoke a wider understanding into the ever-growing popularity of these horses and how we, as an industry can best help and support not only the horses, but also the riders/owners taking on these horses. 

We will be looking at the full transition of the Thoroughbred from the racetrack to high end level sport horse with soundness, both mentally and physically as a key focus throughout the evening. 


Taking a ‘Whole team’ approach we will be joined by professionals from all aspects of horse care. From feed specialist, to veterinary care, trainers and farrier we will take a look at how we develop these horses throughout their retraining years focusing on how training, nutrition and the ‘home team’ take the whole horse’ view into transforming these horses. 


The horses and case studies shown will take you straight from the racehorse trainer through to ex racehorses competing at the highest level of dressage, looking at the problems/concerns that you may encounter along the way and how this affects the overall horse. Seeing how ‘ex racehorse aliments’ i.e. ulceration and kissing spine, will affect the foot fall/placement and how this affects the horse long term and how to find ways forward/ through. 


We will look at barefoot horses, horses shod in front, all round and case studies where in correct balance, flat feet and performance requirements are addressed/worked through as a whole team.


Pizza, tea and coffee will be provided.


Location - Thoroughbred Dressage, Padbury, Bucks, MK18 2BN

Thoroughbred Dressage, establised by Louise Robson, is a stable dedicated to the retraining of racehorses with a dressage focus. TB dressage have British dressage Regional and National Champions, RoR Regional, national and Elite Champions and RoR Horse of the Year as some of their accolades. Lou works with a variety of owners, riders and trainers to help support and develop the horses along their journey, whether it be in racing, or once the horse has left racing. Among some of Lou’s owners are HM The King and Godolphin.  

Clinicians - 

Andy Hayes BVetMed MRCVS - Towcester Equine Partner


Claire Akers MSc Performance Horse Nutritionist - Dengie Horse Feeds


Phil 'The Farrier' Pearce - DipWCF 



Location: Thoroughbred Dressage, Padbury Hill Farm, Padbury, Bucks, MK18 2BN


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22-03-2024 17:00 closed