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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 definition of ‘Suppleness:’ Bending readily without breaking or becoming deformed; pliant; flexible: a supple bough. Characterised by ease in bending; limber, lithe: supple movements Suppleness is probably one of the weakest parts of the training scale for the ex racehorse to achieve. There is nothing supple about a horse galloping in a straight line. Their movement is fluid, and explosive, but not supple. The most a racehorse is asked to bend...

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