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Beyond the Track

Retraining the Thoroughbred from Racecourse to Riding Horse

By Anna Morgan Ford

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Other Information: 218 Halftones, color
Renowned for their amazing athleticism and unparalleled work ethic, and famed for their "great heart" and willingness to go the extra mile, off-the-track Thoroughbreds (OTTBs) have proven to be the ultimate equine partner in a host of disciplines: dressage, eventing, hunter/jumpers, trail riding--even barrel racing! Now discover all you need to know to find the right OTTB and give him the solid educational foundation he needs to excel in a new career, whether as a highly trained competitor, pleasure mount, or companion animal."Beyond the Track by Anna Ford is breakthrough racehorse literature, concisely covering every facet of what to expect and how to get the most out of your off-the-track Thoroughbred (OTTB), both mentally and physically. The book could also be called 'OTTB Training for Dummies' or 'OTTB Training A-Z.' I consider this book the ultimate in training manuals for anyone thinking about adopting an ex-racehorse. Anna Ford is uniquely qualified to be the author of this book, which reads easily and covers every important detail of transitioning a horse from the racetrack to his next career." --Liz Harris, Executive Director, Thoroughbred Charities of America"I'm a strong supporter of finding good homes for Thoroughbreds once they retire from the racetrack. I think it is great that Anna Ford has put together a book to help assist in the training process. These horses are great athletes and definitely can go on to be successful in new careers with the proper guidance and training. I believe Anna is a special person--through her work and dedication she has made it possible for these Thoroughbreds to have a second chance at life." --Nick Zito, Thoroughbred Trainer, National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame Inductee"A great book where very loving, caring people teach others how to share love with a horse, give him new opportunities, and bring out the best in both horse and rider. It is necessary to learn to handle Thoroughbreds the right way, and the author does a great job explaining detail." --Edgar Prado, Jockey, Winner of over 6,000 Races and the 2006 Eclipse Award, and 2008 National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame Nominee*A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book goes to support the New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program

About the Author

Anna Ford is the program director for New Vocations, the largest racehorse adoption program in the United States. She lives in Hilliard, Ohio. Amber Heintzberger is a freelance journalist whose writing has appeared in "The Chronicle of the Horse," "Eventing USA," "US Equestrian." She lives in Compobello, South Carolina.

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"Racehorse or just a plain old rescue, if you're considering a horse in need of a new career, grab a copy of this book. I can't recommend it any more highly." --"Side Lines" "Far superior to any other published material available on the subject of off-the-track thoroughbreds. . . . I highly recommend that every trainer keep a copy on hand . . . to give out or to recommend with each horse that leaves the track." --"Washington Thoroughbred" "Like every thoroughbred who is given the chance to succeed, this book is a winner." --"Thoroughbred Style" "A sigh of relief for anyone who cares about equine rescue, particularly off-the-track Thoroughbreds (OTTBs) looking for a second career. . . . If you're looking for an OTTB, you'd be crazy not to buy this book." --"Horsemen's Yankee Pedlar" "I recommend this book to any potential OTTB (Off the Track Thoroughbred) owner." --"The Chronicle of the Horse" "Large color photos and step-by-step instructions make this manual a must-have for anyone thinking about adopting a thoroughbred off the track." --"Horse Illustrated"

EAN: 9781570768477
ISBN: 1570768471
Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books
Age Range: 15+ years
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