8th November 2020
Increasing the Pace!
The weeks are flying by here at Sandhurst and the horses are, well, ....flying! Over 75% of the yearlings are now ridden away with the majority of them doing canter work. Those that are on a steadier programme continue to get the investment of time and education they need to progress to ridden work. As we know, it is all about instilling confidence in these young horses and, as with people, the time taken to fully develop new skills varies depending on individual attributes. For those that are now ridden away, we will be turning the focus to building up their fitness as well as their tolerance for work and routine. Our end goal is April next year when we aim to hand them over to their trainers, fit, sound and mentally and physically ready for their new career.
Nick and Carl couldn't be happier with the progress of this first cohort of Sandhurst recruits. Indeed, the whole team is excited to be involved in the journeys of these promising young horses.