One of the many divisions at last month’s TCA Thoroughbred Makeover and Symposium was the freestyle, and many ex-racehorses showed off their paces in an effort to win the hearts of judges and spectators alike.
Eventer Tik Maynard, who is also known for his natural horsemanship training, took home the top honors with Mr. Pleasantree (renamed Remarkable 54 in his new career). Check it out!
Pretty neat, right? I wish I could teach my horse that going bridleless and standing on his back were acceptable things. Perhaps I’ve found a new winter project for him! Here’s some more footage of Tik and Remarkable 54 working together at liberty:
Tik also events Remarkable 54, getting some Beginner Novice events under his belt this year and also competing him in the Young Event Horse Championships class at Surefire in September.
We’re eagerly anticipating more videos and highlights from this year’s Thoroughbred Makeover, and it looks like the Retired Racehorse Project is hard at work putting together some more material for us to see the action.
You can also check out some more eventing competition from these ex-racehorses on RNS Video here.