EQUINE MANAGEMENT AND TRAINING - Fred and Rowena Cook
Retraining Racehorses, Rehabilitation, Therapy & Schooling
Email: Enquiries@equinetraining.co.uk or call 01780 740773
THE ex-racehorse, in the right hands and with the correct training, is an extremely versatile athlete. However the ex-racehorse is not for everyone; you should go into the experience with your eyes wide open.
AS A consequence of our vast knowledge and experience of retraining racehorses we were asked to write a book on the subject; after much debate we decided to go ahead. Two year laters our book finally was in print!
- provides an in-depth look at ex-racehorse ownership and the retraining process.
What to expect in "Re-Educating Racehorses - A Life After Racing":
"A superbly illustrated (colour photographs) fully comprehensive book guides the reader through the process of acquiring and subsequently re-training a racehorse. It provides an in-depth look at what life was like for the horse at the racing yard and how through correct training and education you can train your horse to become a happy adjusted athlete ready for everyday equestrian activities.
Contents include: ,p>What to consider when re-homing a racehorse out of training
Under New Management – how to ensure a smooth transition
Feeding and Nutrition – how diet affects performance
Working from the ground – a detailed look at the importance of ground training
Re-schooling – what is required of you and your horse"
What others have to say about "Re-Educating Racehorses - A Life After Racehorses"
YOGI BREISNER - Performance Manager to the British Eventing team
"The book is an unique complete guide which uses simple methods to illustrate a good and correct way to not only re-educate/train racehorses, but also to break in, school, train and educate any horse. The book uses commonsense and horsemanship, and has a systematic way of making sure that all angles of training and educating have been covered.
I am very impressed by the content of your book, and as it covers such a wide range of training it can be used by riders, coaches, etc., of all levels of experience. The book can either be used in its entirety or as a reminder by just looking up certain sections to refresh one's memory, as horsemen can often get stuck with a difficult or problematic horse and I feel this book can help in such situations by inspiring you to approach problems in a correct way."
TINA COOK - International 4* Event rider, long term member of the British Eventing Team and Olympic Medallist
"This is a truly inspirational book that has been written with great passion, an incredible in-depth knowledge and extensive experience of equine training. There are many years of true horsemanship and practical training tips and fabulous photographs condensed into one very unique book.
This book is a must for anyone wishing to learn and understand the mind-set of the racehorse, why he is not a machine, has so much to give and that we can never stop learning from our four legged friends. I cannot recommend this book highly enough as it is really exceptional – a truly amazing book."
We have also written a considerable number of articles and provided "Ask the Experts" responses. The links are too numerous to list but a selection can be found by following this link: "Retraining Racehorses - Retraining Articles"