Boyd Martin, a Olympic competitor for the United States in the eventing discipline, returned to Japan last week to help with the Retired Racehorse Clinic. Eventing Nation reports the clinic offers participants the opportunity to lesson with world-class horseback riders who ride and train off-track Thoroughbreds.
Hosted by the National Riding Club Association of Japan (NRCAJ), the Japan Racing Association (JRA) and Godolphin, the speakers who take part in the event help participants understand the athletic potential of a Thoroughbred once it retires from the racetrack. Partner Godolphin's Lifetime Care program focuses on finding retiring racehorses new careers.
Martin commented on the quality of the Thoroughbreds involved in the clinic on his social media. Their distance-favoring physical type makes them idea for second careers like eventing, with more substantial bone and uphill build.
Read more at Eventing Nation
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