Archive for December 2015

Season’s Greetings

Seasons Greetings from Newmarket

As the sun comes up on the Newmarket heath it reminds me why I chose this life. Horse racing is not a job, it’s a lifestyle. It is not a game you play once in a while: when you’re in it, you’re in it. And I love it! On Christmas’ Eve it feels like the world…

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Yearling season

yearlings get their teeth done

Every new arrival at Saint Wendred’s gets their teeth checked right away, regardless of age. This time of the year all trainers are busy getting “their babies” going and cantering on the heath. So, before bitting a horse, it’s best to get their teeth done. Youngsters often have sharp points needing to be smoothed, and wolf teeth that…

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Farrier Friday

Farrier Friday

Wow, the wonderful time of the year, turned into the manic time of the year, and, before you know it: no blogposts in November…. I’ll have to work on that one! The next few weeks I will be focusing on feet, because as most of you have probably heard the saying: “No hoof, No horse” there is…

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