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hello sir, why it is important to make a racehorse swim? what are the benefits of swimming a racehorses?

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HI --- WE ALWAYS SWIM A SORE GOING HORSE AND ALSO PONY THEM TO KEEP THE WEIGHT OFF THEIR LEGS ETC.  REMEMBER SWIMMING ALONE IS NOT GOOD FOR THE HORSE. IT HAS TO BE A COMBINATION OF BOTH TYPES OF TRAINING TO GET THE HORSE TO THE RACES. SWIMMING WILL BUILD UP THEIR WIND . 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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