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hello sir. its surprising to me how swimming exercise going to help a racehorse turn into and fit and good performer in the race? our trainers inject a B12 injection per week and send the horse for swimming on alternate days. one day gaited exercise the other day swimming. can you please explain me?

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HI, USUALLY WHEN A HORSE IS A SORE GOING HORSE, YOU CAN ALTERNATE TRAINING TO KEEP THE SORE HORSE IN TRAINING. REMEMBER THAT ALL SWIMMING TRAINING IS NO GOOD FOR THE HORES, SO IT HAS TO BE A COMBO OF GALLOPS AND SWIMMING IN ORDER TO KEEP THE SORE HORSE IN FIT CONDITION FOR THE RACES. VIT SHOTS ALWAYS HELP, BUT A GOOD VIT ADDATIVE WILL DO THE SAME THING IF FED DAILY IN THE FEED . 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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