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QUESTION: hello sir. i believe that if a horse is not stretching its hind end, it is not willing to run on its own. am i correct?

ANSWER: HI    WHEN GALLOPING THE HORSE WATCH FOR HOW THE HORSE GOES. IF SHORT AND CHOPPY, THEN HE IS MOST LIKELY SORE AND DOES NOT WANT TO STRETCH OUT BECAUSE OF THAT.  THANKS ED HESS

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QUESTION: sir, standing on the ground, how can i get to know that a horse is not stretching its hind end?

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HI YOU CAN LOOK TO SEE WHERE HIS FEET LAnd as you walk him around. you can see if he is short in his stance if the back foot does step in the front shoe print. if the hind foot land behind the front shoe print, then he is not stretching out.  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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