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Horse Racing/judging the horse body condition


hello sir, i am getting totally confused and unable to judge whether my thoroughbred racehorse is in good condition or not. how can i say that my horse is fat or thin? how would i get to know that my horse body weight is absolutely correct according to its height, age and gender?

hi--- I would not worry about all of that stuff.  just train the horse until you think the horse is ready for a workout.  work the horse then check the horse out as far as his weight, fitness, apatite and attitude. a horse will let you know just when they are ready for a race. thanks  ED HESS  

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Ed Hess


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.


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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