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Author Topic: Losing time because of weather  (Read 525 times)
Provenus1
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« on: January 21, 2013, 07:05:13 AM »

When you are training down a horse, I have always heard the trainers say we have lost a couple days because of the weather. Are they referring to mostyly rainy, muddy, icy tracks? I'm just wondering with the cold spell coming in and single digit temps and wind chills below 0 if that is also a factor of "losing a day or two".

Will this affect jogging or training miles?

Thanks in advance.
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« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2013, 07:12:37 AM »

THATS MOSTLY A LAZY TRAINERS EXCUSE TO NOT WORK
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« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2013, 07:32:06 AM »

So assuming I have a trainer that is not lazy, will temperatures in the single digits or at 0 affect them jogging horses or doing training miles?
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« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2013, 07:38:50 AM »

Losing days to the weather should mean that the track is not accessible due to too much snow to plow or transportation issues.  I've been out in sub-zero temperatures.  That should not be an issue.
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« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2013, 08:13:59 AM »

So assuming I have a trainer that is not lazy, will temperatures in the single digits or at 0 affect them jogging horses or doing training miles?

You have a great question----  Some days the weather, be it low temps, to much snow, slippery surfaces, or high winds.... a good trainer will way the risks to the horse vs the possible benefits and smart trainers make the proper calls in regards to those days off..... poor baby

The money hungry trainers that insist on training 2 year olds to meet stake deadlines are part of the overall problems in this business when it comes to the well being and longevity to the health of the animal....  One should never race a horse till they are at least 3 years of age... IMO!  If you think you have a good 2 year old save them till they are 3 yrs old---they will be that much better  and stay sounder and healthier as well!!
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