RACING POST THURSDAY MARCH 15th 2012
RACING POST WEEK MONDAY MARCH 12th TO SUNDAY MARCH 18th 2012
TODAY''S Cards Cheltenham (Turf Jumps) Hexham (Turf Jumps)
Towcester (Turf Jumps). Wolverhampton (AW Flat)
PREVIEW THE WORLD AT HIS FEET
THE MIGHTY BIG BUCK'S TO CHALLENGE FOR A FOURTH WORLD HURDLE (3.02)
REVIEW: THE DRAMA AND THE GLORY
FINIAN'S RAINBOW WINS FEATURE QUEEN MOTHER CHAMPION CHASE (3.20) BRINGING NICKY HENDERSON'S SCORE TO RECORD-BREAKING FOUR WINS WITH TWO DAYS TO GO.
IN AND OUT OF THE SADDLE
Please use this link for today's day three of the Cheltenham Festival action
WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO ACHIEVE TRUE BLOODHORSE LITERACY?
Yesterday Leslie Graham C4 Morning Line took us out to the centre of the Cheltenham racetrack to observe the action of various trainers' teams at exercise. There was one horse being ridden over the far side similar to the way the 'true bloodhorse literate nagsmen' (as they were called in those days) used; to gain and keep a horses concentration to the work in hand, to ride a horse 'on the bridle' frequently 'changing the pace' and 'changing the rein' whilst ' circling this rein and circling that rein' you don't need a vast area to do this work in either. An ongoing daily tutorial resulting in a horse able to respond to your every move. To finish such exercise you can ride your horse off the bridle to relax, and maybe dismount and give your horse a pick of grass, before you wend your way back home.