Horse Training

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Alistair McLean explains how to retrain the Standardbred racehorse for a second career off the track

Welcome to Part 8 of the Unharnessed Potential project, an education and awareness campaign to promote the re-training and re-homing of Standardbreds when they retire from a racing career. In the previous training article, Alistair explained introducing and training the lateral movements. This month, Andy is ready for his first outing! It’sRead More →

Welcome to Part 7 of the Unharnessed Potential project, an education and awareness campaign to promote the re-training and re-homing of Standardbreds when they retire from a racing career.  In the previous training article, Alistair explained some exercises to refine the canter response and the introduction to jumping and cross-countryRead More →

Alistair McLean of the Australian Equine Behaviour Centre with the retired Standardbred Ideal Guy, rehoming retraining the standardbred racehorse

Welcome to Part Seven of the Unharnessed Potential project, an education and awareness campaign to promote the re-training and re-homing of Standardbreds that retire from racing.  In this article series, Alistair McLean from the Australian Equine Behaviour Centre (AEBC) is documenting the re-training of ‘Ideal Guy’ (a.k.a Andy), a five-year-oldRead More →

Alistair McLean of the Australian Equine Behaviour Centre with the retired Standardbred Ideal Guy, rehoming retraining the standardbred racehorse

Welcome to Part Five of the Unharnessed Potential project, an education and awareness campaign to promote the re-training and re-homing of Standardbreds that retire from racing.  In this article series, Alistair McLean from the Australian Equine Behaviour Centre (AEBC) is documenting the re-training of ‘Ideal Guy’ (a.k.a Andy), a five-year-oldRead More →

Alistair McLean of the Australian Equine Behaviour Centre with the retired Standardbred Ideal Guy, rehoming retraining the standardbred racehorse

Welcome to Part Four of the Unharnessed Potential project, an education and awareness campaign to promote the re-training and re-homing of Standardbreds that retire from racing.  In this article series, Alistair McLean from the Australian Equine Behaviour Centre (AEBC) is documenting the re-training of ‘Ideal Guy’ (a.k.a Andy), a five-year-oldRead More →

Alistair McLean of the Australian Equine Behaviour Centre with the retired Standardbred Ideal Guy, rehoming retraining the standardbred racehorse

Welcome to Part Three of the Unharnessed Potential project, an education and awareness campaign to promote the re-training and re-homing of Standardbreds that retire from racing.  In this article series, Alistair McLean from the Australian Equine Behaviour Centre (AEBC) is documenting the re-training of ‘Ideal Guy’ (a.k.a Andy), a five-year-oldRead More →

Alistair McLean with the retired Standardbred Ideal Guy, rehoming retraining the standardbred racehorse

Welcome to Part 2 of the Unharnessed Potential project, an education and awareness campaign to promote the re-training and re-homing of Standardbreds that retire from racing.  In this article series, Alistair McLean from the Australian Equine Behaviour Centre is documenting the re-training process of ‘Ideal Guy’ (a.k.a Andy), a five-year-oldRead More →