includes 420 page manual with 3 DVDs



Richard Kinsey


horse training course


This horse training course is a consolidation of three racehorse training courses taught, by Mr. Kinsey, at the university level.  It includes a step by step conditioning program adhered to by many hall of fame trainers and is simple enough that novices, as well as experienced horse people, can benefit from it.


It is the most comprehensive horse training manual available today.  It provides the basic tools for establishing a training program geared to the optimum development of “each individual horse” in your stable.  The information contained within this manual will aid you to prevent the horse from tailing off and allow him to remain at his peak throughout the whole year, without being over-trained or under-trained.  It will place at your disposal the information necessary to mold the horse into a fine running machine. 


The chapter on conformation will allow you to pick out a sound efficient mover that will be able to race long and realize his full potential.  It discusses the evolution of the horse’s foot.  He was originally a four-toed animal, having a foot similar to a dog.  In the next stage the horse has lost one of his toes and is now a three-toed animal.  The central toe has become the predominant one, though the two side toes still touch the ground.  In the next stage these side toes have receded up the leg and do not touch the ground.  In the modern horse the two side toes have receded further up the leg to form the splint bones. 


I mention this so you will realize that the horse’s legs are very fragile and it’s important that all the bones of the appendages are properly aligned. 


The segment on teeth will allow you to determine the horse’s age by looking at his teeth.


The parasite control section traces the life cycle of a variety of parasites and tells you when and how to rid the horse of these pests. 


The stable management chapter helps the trainer to supervise his help and makes him aware of the specific duties of his employees. 


The chapter on feed traces the concentrated feed and hay through the digestive system and discusses the different enzymes that work on it, as it supplies the horse with energy.  It reviews all the vitamins and minerals and where they’re derived from.  It also explains what and how much to feed, the proper times to feed and why this is so important.  Each horse is an individual and must be fed accordingly.  In other words, a 900 pound filly would not eat as much as a 1200 pound gelding.  This program will not allow you to underfeed or overfeed your horse.  By following the feed barometer, you will know when your horse needs more grain and less work or less grain and more work. 


The segment on unsoundness discusses the different types of arthritis that develop in the horse’s joints and what to do when these are present.  It also discusses the problems that develop from the knee on down to the coffin bone. 


The section on methods of treatment of leg problems covers proper, common sense, scientific therapy, necessary to keep the horse in sound condition.  It explains physiologically what takes place in the horse’s legs when you use cold therapy or heat therapy to decrease or increase circulation. 


The segment on breaking yearlings is a slow step by step educational program, through which you will teach the animal what is expected of him and at the same time, prevent the horse from developing any physical problems. 


The chapter on the condition book is an in-depth study of the race conditions, weight allowances and split claiming prices.  It contains specific examples to aid you in making the best use of the condition book.  You will understand which races to avoid and which to take advantage of.  It provides you with a common sense technique on how to win races and take advantage of other trainers' use of the condition book.    


The section on equine psychology is a comprehensive study of animal behavior using the experiments of world renowned psychologists, Pavlov, Thorndike and Skinner, discussing how they relate to the racehorse.  It covers problems you may encounter with your horses and explains the ways to correct them using psychology.   


The part on the trainer’s test contains all the questions and answers I have given during my fifteen years as a steward.    


The section on racing terminology contains over 450 racing term that are used in the backstretch vocabulary.    


This horse training manual discusses the strengths and pitfalls in most training programs.  It educates you in the proper way to feed, gallop and work horses, as well as how to put distance and speed into them.  It also instructs you in the most important element of training racehorses………………how to communicate with them.  Horses can not speak the English language, but they can express their feelings, if you’re cognizant of them. 


This horse training course will also be a tremendous benefit to you if you’re not winning four races per stall.  In other words, if you have five stalls at the racetrack, you should win at least twenty races per year.  Obviously one horse should not be asked to carry the stable, every horse should pay his own way. 


During my eight-year stay, as director, coordinator and instructor at the Louisiana Tech University racetrack program, I secured, on the university campus, a five eights of a mile racetrack and a twenty-stall barn.  The twenty thoroughbreds, that filled these stalls, were trained at the university, raced and won at Louisiana Downs.  I had students who had never seen a racehorse before, follow this training program and win races. 


This world renowned program was filled to capacity, each year, with sons and daughters of trainers and owners of thoroughbred racehorses, as well as, novices who were interested in training thoroughbreds. 


These three horse training courses, given at the university level, could cost as much as $5,000, but all this information is being offered to you for only $1,275



With this horse training manual comes a line of support from the author.  If at any time you encounter some difficulties, call Mr. Kinsey and he will assist you with your problem. 


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