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Tibial Stress Fractures in the Racehorse

Introduction to Tibial Stress Fractures Tibial stress fractures frequently occur in young racehorses but can also appear in older horses getting back into training after a long period of rest. Although they can happen at most any training phase, these types of...

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Dirty jobs: Horse Trainer

Dirty jobs: Horse Trainer

It takes a rare amount of commitment, horsemanship, business savvy, integrity, intelligence and above all PASSION to become a successful racehorse trainer. You will be tested time and time again and your love of horses and the sport must persevere. Some of the best...

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Dirty Jobs: Jockey

A jockey can make thousands of dollars in less than two minutes; they sport six pack abs year round, they get to ride really fast horses for a living and they can have all the luxuries they want just like a rock star! But, don't forget to read the fine print. . ....

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Horse Racing Terminology

A hotwalker is not a person who struts the corner on the wrong side of town, when the trainer tells you to "shank that horse" he is not telling you to stab the horse with a blade and "that jockey has the bug" certainly doesn't mean he is terminally ill. Its got a...

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Dirty Jobs: Assistant Trainer

Dirty Jobs: Assistant Trainer

If assistant trainers got paid by the hour they would be millionaires! These hard working and dedicated individuals log in more time at the track than anyone else.. Who's at the barn to meet a horse shipping in at midnight? Who's still on the backside watching their...

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Dirty Jobs: Hot walker

Dirty Jobs: Hot walker

Round and round and round and . . . seems like that's all we ever do at the racetrack, just keep turning left! But no one goes round and round more than the hot walkers. Thoroughbred trainers like George Weaver, Jerry Gryczewski, and Bobby Frankel hail from all over...

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Dirty Jobs: Exercise Rider

Dirty Jobs: Exercise Rider

An exercise rider gets paid to gallop, jog, and breeze racehorses. They facilitate the daily exercise that these equine athletes need to get ready to race for the first time and to stay fit in between races. The rider also passes on crucial information to the trainer...

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Dirty Jobs: Racetrack Groom

Dirty Jobs: Racetrack Groom

According to a 2005 USA TODAY series, "The 10 Worst Jobs in Sports," Horse Racing Groom rocked the number one spot and this is certainly true nearly a decade later. Horse Racing Groom beat out Mascot, Rodeo Clown, Sparring Parter, and Iditarod Sled Dog for the win....

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All the Horse Colors of the Rainbow

All the Horse Colors of the Rainbow

This summer I was cruising down a rural side road and spotted a shiny blonde horse in a nearby pasture. I'm aware that blonde is not a horse color but I swear he was blonde! Not just his mane and tail but his entire body glowed like my own sun kissed hair did as a...

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Accidents Happen! Stable First Aid Kit

Accidents Happen! Stable First Aid Kit

"I think we need stitches," was the text I received last Sunday at 8:30 p.m.  My friend Jessie's three-year-old Quarter Horse Ghost had a major cut on his hind leg. Talk about bad timing, our attempts to get ahold of a vet were futile and with the truck in the shop,...

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