The educating stage of a horse’s racing career is extremely important. When educating a horse, the aim is to develop a trusting relationship where the person and the horse have a mutual respect for one another.
Horses mature at widely different rates. Therefore, training and racing schedules are carefully planned to take into account individual needs and minimise the risk of any form of injury.
The Australian racing industry does not accept educating and training methods which unreasonably influence the normal behaviour of a racehorse, and this is something that is closely monitored by the RWWA Stewards. Racehorses are only allowed to be given training schedules which are suited to their physical capabilities and level of maturity.
Breeding horses is a specialised activity, requiring extensive knowledge about the breed of horse itself and the different components of breeding, from inception right the way through until the weaning and early education stages.anc_Link1
Training and racing regimes must be sympathetic to the developmental and physiological adaptive processes of the young horse.anc_Link2
Retired Thoroughbred and Standardbred racehorses adapt very well to alternative lifestyles, particularly equestrian activities.anc_Link3