Articles Tagged 'Reschooling Ex Racehorses'

Olympic Silver Medalist, Peter Leone Rides Bahamut an OTTB at Equine Affaire

Ex-Racehorse Adoption Blog — April 16, 2012
Bahamut, my adopted OTTB (off-the-track-Thoroughbred), has never been to a show or a clinic. He’s been off-of-the-racetrack for six months. During this time, I’ve been working with him daily, training him with a variety of exercises; such as desensitizing, lunging, flatwork and jumping. He’s been excelling at everything I have presented… Read more »

Preparing Bahamut for Ride with the Best at Equine Affaire and Peter Leone

Ex-Racehorse Adoption Blog — April 9, 2012
When I submitted an application for a Peter Leone, Ride with the Best Clinic at Equine Affaire, I honestly didn’t expect to selected. I’ve always admired Peter Leone. He’s an Olympic Silver Medalist and still continues to win at prestigious global equestrian events. Bahamut and Raina ©Edgar Paucar So, with… Read more »

Standing at The Mounting Block With Your OTTB

Ex-Racehorse Adoption Blog — April 5, 2012
There was a time when I could place my left foot lightly in the irons and spring up like a pogo stick. Well, those days are long gone for me. If I try to do that nowadays, I’ll hear a snap, crackle, pop and have something sore the next day.… Read more »

Bombproofing Bahamut Part III

Ex-Racehorse Adoption Blog — March 21, 2012
"It’s In The Bag." My horse training tips and desensitizing exercises. An essential technique for retraining your ex-racehorse is "bombproofing,"  or "sacking out," which is a series of desensitizing exercises. Working with my OTTB, off the track Thoroughbred, Bahamut is an adventure. I like to challenge him with various objects… Read more »

Bombproofing Bahamut Part II

Ex-Racehorse Adoption Blog — March 10, 2012
"Training Can Be Fun." My horse training tips and desensitizing exercises. A helpful training technique for your ex-racehorse is "bombproofing,"  or "sacking out," which is a series of desensitizing exercises. Working with my OTTB, off the track Thoroughbred, Bahamut can be challenging at times. What I’m learning in the retraining… Read more »

Bombproofing Bahamut Part I

Ex-Racehorse Adoption Blog — March 3, 2012
“See, it’s not so spooky.” My horse training tips and desensitizing exercises. Some OTTB's, off the track Thoroughbreds, come off of the racetrack  "green" or "spooky." One of the first fundamental techniques that's helpful in the training of your ex-racehorse is "bombproofing,"  or "sacking out," which is a series of… Read more »