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Foreword by Karen O'Connor Foreword by George H. Morris Introduction Chapter 1: Bred to Run: What Racehorses Know Chapter 2: End of the Race: Now What? Chapter 3: Common Lameness and Health Issues Chapter 4: The Transition to a New Lifestyle Chapter 5: Developing a Training Program Chapter 6: Phase One: Starting with the Basics Chapter 7: Phase Two: Introduction to Longeing Chapter 8: Phase Three: Longeing with Side Reins Chapter 9: Making the First Ride a Success Chapter 10: Phase Four: Riding with Understanding and Patience Chapter 11: Phase Five: Moving Toward a New Vocation Chapter 12: Becoming a Success Story About New Vocations Acknowledgements Index
ANNA MORGAN FORD grew up deeply immersed in racing and showing horses. For the past seven years she has been the Program Director for New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program. During that time she has overseen the training and adoption of over 1000 retired racehorses. She lives in Hilliard, Ohio. A member of the International Alliance of Equestrian Journalists, AMBER HEINTZBERGER is a freelance writer and photographer specializing in equestrian subjects. A lifelong horsewoman, she has competed in eventing, dressage, and hunter/jumpers and has retrained several off-the-track Thoroughbreds. Heintzberger lives in New York City.
Large colour photos and step-by-step instructions make this manual
a must-have for anyone thinking about adopting a thoroughbred off
I recommend this book to any potential OTTB (Off the Track Thoroughbred) owner.
Racehorse or just a plain old rescue, if you're considering a horse in need of a new career, grab a copy of this book. I can't recommend it any more highly.
Far superior to any other published material available on the subject of off-the-track thoroughbreds. . . . I highly recommend that every trainer keep a copy on hand . . . to give out or to recommend with each horse that leaves the track.
Like every thoroughbred who is given the chance to succeed, this book is a winner.
A sigh of relief for anyone who cares about equine rescue, particularly off-the-track Thoroughbreds (OTTBs) looking for a second career. . . . If you're looking for an OTTB, you'd be crazy not to buy this book.