Retraining Racehorses: Back to the Basics with Tom Curtin
Going back to basics is important to all riding disciplines. In this DVD, Tom Curtin works with ex-racehorses and demonstrates key horsemanship principles to help the horses adapt to new careers.
You will see how Tom approaches each horse as an individual. With a steady emphasis on foundation work, he works with the horses from where they are mentally and physically at that moment — and then builds from there to help the horses with their specific needs.
The horses are ridden in Western tack in the DVD. But as Tom often says, the horses don’t really care what gear they are in — good horsemanship is good horsemanship, whether English or Western saddles are used.
“The most valuable principle I’ve learned from racehorses — all horses — is understanding how to control the life of the horse’s body through its legs to its feet.” — Tom Curtin
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