EQUINE MANAGEMENT AND TRAINING - Fred and Rowena Cook
Retraining Racehorses, Rehabilitation, Therapy & Schooling
Email: Enquiries@equinetraining.co.uk or call 01780 740773
Another horse from the Chapple-Hyam yard; we seem to be collecting them at the moment! Injun has actually had a spell at Palace House, Newmarket prior to coming here.
Injun has an absolutely wonderful temperament but a bit of a brick wall was hit with regards to his retraining. The photograph reveals that the does have issues which need addressing which will have impacted on his ability to perform.
The immediately evident issues will be addressed and he will have a full m.o.t. - then we can start re-establishing his ridden work.
This lovely looking Kheleyf gelding has run an incredible 83 times but the trauma of so many runs has taken its toll on his joints with all of them presenting significant effusion (which we can address and improve the situation). He arrived looking a picture but the photograph belies what is going on beneath the skin and between the ears.
However we shall set him on the right path in the coming weeks and in time his new owner will have a lovely riding horse. .
Another Shadwell horse - this one by See the Stars.
Wonderful that we have so many coming through the yard. they are all super horses and this one is no exception.
Mouse has a lovely temperament and does not appear to be phased by anything - he just seems to take life in his stride. He certainly is a very easy boy to have around.
This super 8 year old has just been retired by his owner and arrived straight out of training with Jane Chapple-Hyam.
What a lovely horse he is; so calm and even tempered - well so far anyway!
We shall set to work completely changing his musculature in the coming weeks.
This stunning grey gelding is here for retraining on behalf of his owner having been in training with Jane Chapple-Hyam.
Davos has been very successful on the track but has sadly incurred injuries which have finally caught up with him so unfortunately he will not see a return to the track.
We will address the issues we can and work with rest in the best way for Davos s that he can have an easier way of life outside of racing. Jumping will not be an option (apart from an odd pop here and there) but with his looks and presence he will grace any show ring or dressage arena.
What a stunning looking gelding - and with so much presence. Lots of people are enquiring about the possibility of homing this chap!
At just 6 years of age we have plenty of time to find out what Berkeley would prefer to turn his hoof to.
With excellent conformation and super straight movement as well as being blemish free, if nothing else, at least the show ring can beckon!
Charli is a very cheeky little ex-racehorse; he is absolutely full of life - very exuberant and full of himself; he has the most amazing presence..
His racing career was cut short due to a tendon injury but there is not a shred of evidence of this visibly.
Charli is the type of horse we just love to work with so it was with great pleasure we also accepted the offer to compete him.
This lovely chestnut gelding, bred at Shadwell Stud was trained by Freddie Head for Sheik Hamdam al Maktoum.
Albi has a superb temperament and a lovely cheeky character.
With his strong limbs and beautiful stride we hope that in due course we will be seeing this horse in the dressage arena..
JASPER arrived here in May following his last race in March. In training with Lucinda Russell but he did not really settle to the job so it was decided to pull him out of training and put him into a rehab programme.
We turned Jasper out,initially for 3 months, but decided that as an immature individual he would benefit from a longer period out.
Jasper is now back in and undergoing retraining. He is a very straight moving horse with a long, athletic, easy stride so it has been decided to see if he will settle to dressage.
Another Shadwell bred horse, trained by Saeed bin Suroor for Godolphin here for retraining.
Qana has such an easy going nature and seems to just take everything in his stride; nothing seems to phase him. As he grows in confidence we are seeing a cheeky character emerging.
This chap is going to turn out to be an all-round fun little horse.
These horses have an m.o.t. and start their retraining whilst all the time being assessed for their temperament and suitability to suit certain homes and lifetstyles - and of course to pick up potential talent for taking up another sport.