Borders Racing Stable Invests in OTTB Re-Training
Alberta thoroughbred breeder and owner Hazel Bennett of Borders Racing Stables and Tracey Skinner of Meadowlands Stables have partnered to apply the concepts of ground work and natural horsemanship to successfully retrain off track thoroughbreds (OTTB) for new careers. Bennett and Skinner were first introduced over 17 years ago at Falcon Cliff Farms where Bennett started a 4-H Club. Skinner had spent her early riding career in the hunter jumper ring achieving much success on the circuit with a thoroughbred named Paddington. In the past decade, her interests and focus turned toward training young horses and developing their versatility. Skinner’s goals and training methods were a perfect match for Bennett who is passionately dedicated to providing her racehorses with promising futures in new careers after the track. Bennett believes that thoroughbred breeders and owners have a responsibility to make sure their horses have options for a successful second career. “If…
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