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hello sir, how many times a week a thoroughbred racehorse should be given swimming exercise?

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HI IT DEPENDS ON WHAT KIND OF SHAPE THE HORSES ARE IN. A SORE GOING HORSE SHOULD SWIM EVERY OTHER DAY AND THEN GALLOP EVERY OTHER DAY.. ALTERNATE FROM DAY TO DAY. REMEMBER YOU CANNOT JUST SWIM A HORSE FIT, IT DOESN'T WORK, YOU MUST GALLOP ALSO WHEN TRAINING A HORSE TO RACE.  THANKS.. ED HESS

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Ed Hess

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Have trained thoroughbreds for 30 odd years. Have been a licensed trainer for that long of time. I continue to train my race horses and thoroughly enjoy every day.

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Experience: Licensed trainer for over 30 yrs. Have had lots of winners in all different types of races - from bottom claimers to top quality stakes winners. My best money winner was Aristocratic Cross (multiple stakes winner). My best claiming horse was Navajo Family, winner of 12 races in one year. I still enjoy racing a modest stable of horses each year.

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