Preston M. Burch, considered one of America’s most distinguished horsemen, summarizes his observations in this book in logical progression, for the benefit of both the novice horseman and the experienced professional. His approach to training Thoroughbreds is eminently practical, and readers will gain a new appreciation of the many details of racing stable operation. Training Thoroughbred Horses includes chapters on: The Selection of Racing Material Breaking Yearlings Training 2-Year-Olds Training 3-Year-Olds and Older Horses The Condition Book Stable Management Feeding and many other aspects of the operation of a racing stable.
Get the most out of your horse legally and safely "Training Thoroughbred Horses" features the methods, secrets, tips, and advice of a Master Horseman. Learn the fundamentals of how to: Select and train young horses to produce competitive runners Condition each horse individually to achieve its maximum potential Place each horse where it can win, on dirt or in the mud, with the right jockey Treat minor injuries and prevent them from becoming career-stopping disasters Feed simple, wholesome rations that build muscle and power Manage your stable so that each horse eats well, trains well, and races well Commissioned by the reputable "Blood-Horse" magazine and initially published in 1953, this classic explains the timeless tactics of selecting horses for racing ability, training them to be reliable campaigners, and conditioning and placing them in the right spots. Burch provides the ingredients of shaping a winning horse. Find out why his techniques and advice continue to be sought out by the most prominent and influential owners. Preston Burch (1884-1978) won nearly every major race and captured nearly every award, title, and accolade that racing can bestow during his training career, which spanned nearly 70 years. The son of Hall of Fame Trainer William P. Burch, Preston grew up surrounded by the best trainers racing has ever seen and was tutored by James Rowe, Sam Hildreth, and Green B. Morris. From these notable horsemen, Burch studied and adopted the best to create his unique style of training. Burch became legendary for getting the most out of every horse in his charge. His horses excelled at all distances, set track records, and enjoyed long, productive careers on the racetrack. Burch was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1963.
Showing how to maximize performance in horses, The Athletic Horse: Principles and Practice of Equine Sports Medicine, 2nd Editiondescribes sports training regimens and how to reduce musculoskeletal injuries. Practical coverage addresses the anatomical and physiological basis of equine exercise and performance, centering on evaluation, imaging, pharmacology, and training recommendations for sports such as racing and show jumping. Now in full color, this edition includes new rehabilitation techniques, the latest imaging techniques, and the best methods for equine transportation.Written by expert educators Dr. David Hodgson, Dr. Catherine McGowan, and Dr. Kenneth McKeever, with a panel of highly qualified contributing authors. Expert international contributors provide cutting-edge equine information from the top countries in performance-horse research: the U.S., Australia, U.K., South Africa, and Canada. The latest nutritional guidelines maximize the performance of the equine athlete. Extensive reference lists at the end of each chapter provide up-to-date resources for further research and study. NEW full-color photographs depict external clinical signs, allowing more accurate clinical recognition. NEW and improved imaging techniques maximize your ability to assess equine performance. UPDATED drug information is presented as it applies to treatment and to new regulations for drug use in the equine athlete. NEW advances in methods of transporting equine athletes ensure that the amount of stress on the athlete is kept to a minimum. NEW rehabilitation techniques help to prepare the equine athlete for a return to the job. Two NEW authors, Dr. Catherine McGowan and Dr. Kenneth McKeever, are highly recognized experts in the field.
This book is the first in a series on the Welfare of Animals, and it is appropriate that it addresses horses, whose welfare in modern management systems are a subject of major concern. Keeping horses is increasingly popular in the Western world and is of major importance in many developing countries. However, the conditions in which horses are kept are very different from the environment of wild horses, which leads to many adverse effects on their welfare and behaviour. This book describes the development of horse behaviour, and the way in which the management of horses today affects their welfare. Horses for sport, companionship and work are considered and ways of improving their welfare by better training and management is described. The authors include internationally-recognised scientists from Britain, Ireland, USA and Australia. The book will be of interest to all involved in the equine industry, animal welfare, academics, students and practical horsemen.
Key aspects on the diagnosis and management of lameness caused by muscle, tendon, joint and bone related disorders in sport horses will be presented in this book. Topics included are among others: Deep digital flexor tendon lesions in the fetlock region: Diagnosis. Results of the treatment of the causes of distension of the deep digital flexor tendon. Superficial digital flexor tendonitis: Diagnosis. Management of superficial digital flexor tendonitis. Proximal suspensory desmitis in fore- and hindlimbs: Diagnosis. Management of proximal suspensory desmitis in fore- and hindlimbs. How are tendon injuries tackled in human athletes? Osteoarthritis & traumatic joint disease: Diagnosis. Management of osteoarthritis & traumatic joint disease. How is osteoarthritis & traumatic joint disease managed in human athletes? Monitoring training and disease of Thoroughbreds in the UK. Is there science behind complementary modalities therapy of tendon & ligament injury?