Wednesday Video from Kentucky Performance Products: Racehorses, Jockeys Go Cross Country Schooling

Cross Country Schooling

Cross-country schooling is a new addition to the Trainee Jockey Course and this week 4 Trainees got to try out this challenge. This was a new experience for our horses that demanded a high standard of horsemanship from our Trainees. This training develops good hands, an independent seat and confidence in a rider. Go to our website to find out how to apply for the Trainee Jockey Course. The best foundation in racing. #training #education #horsemanship #nextgeneration

Posted by RACE on Friday, February 23, 2018

What if your OTTB already had some cross country experience prior to retiring from a racing career? How might race jockeys benefit from cross country training?
Cross country schooling is a new addition to the Trainee Jockey Course at the Racing Academy and Centre of Education (RACE) in Kildare, Ireland. In this video, four jockeys in training introduce a group of horses to natural obstacles including logs, ditches, water crossings and more. 
“This was a new experience for our horses that demanded a high standard of horsemanship from our Trainees. This training develops good hands, an independent seat and confidence in a rider,” RACE stated in the video description.
The Racing Academy and Centre of Education is a non-profit educational initiative whose mission is to be a world-leading centre for training and education within the Thoroughbred racing industry. Learn more about RACE on Facebook or visit their website.

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