Kimberly Godwin Clark, founder of the Thoroughbred Placement Resources, Inc. a501(c)(3) charity, and author of the book “New Track, New Life” will hold a clinic series this summer to share the fundamental training techniques she has gained from a lifetime of working with Thoroughbreds before, during and after their race careers. “New Track, New Life” explains the foundation all racehorses have – the knowledge and skills they acquire at the track and how to transition and retrain them. Clark’s training techniques are proactive, using the horses’ previous experiences as a springboard to teach them the skills need to be integrated into a new life off the track.
This is an unmounted clinic. Witness and learn from the retraining of the horses at Leighton Farm. There are always a wide range of horses in training, from just retired from racing, to horses with training problems, horses that are competing and everything in between. Magnificent Mr. Z who is entered in the Retired Racehorse Project $100,000 Thoroughbred Makeover will be one of the horses being worked with. He retired from racing in November 2016 and is now in the early stages of retraining. If you participate in the entire series you will witness the development of this talented horse virtually from racehorse to show horse.
You will have the opportunity participate in the retraining of the horses or just audit the work being done. Some of the topics covered will be behavior modification, proper longeing techniques for the ex-racer, leading Do’s and Don’ts, Mounting and basics of initial rides. Discussion will also include turn out and a solid feeding program.
The cost is a $25 a donation to TPR. The clinics are free of charge to TPR volunteers.
The Clinic Series is located at Leighton Farm in Upper Marlboro, Maryland.
Scheduled dates are:
Sunday April 30, 2017, Sunday, May 28, 2017 – More dates to be announced. Please email us or call us to let us know you are coming!
All clinics begin at 10 am.
Kindly fill out this form and mail it to us or bring it with you to the clinic.