From RaceHorse to Dressage Horse

Louise Robson, a sought after specialist in the field tells us more about what is involved in the retraining of a racehorse and the success she has enjoyed. The phrase ‘softer over the back’ is a common phrase that many of us with ex racehorses experience/witness. Achieving this in the dressage arena is somewhat difficult as tension of being in the competition arena and asking our ex racehorses to perform in a different manner from their earlier years of training suggests is difficult. It even more of a challenge when we start competing medium and above with our ex racers...

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