Aubrey Graham

Aubrey Graham

Thoroughbred Logic, Presented by Kentucky Performance Products: How To Get (& Keep) Them Straight

“Steering and straightness have to be created and managed, not just assumed.”

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Thoroughbred Logic, Presented by Kentucky Performance Products: It’s (Not) Fine.

“Letting it be hard is hard in this industry. There is no good ability to stop. The chores need to be done, the other horses’ care doesn’t get to waiver.”

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Thoroughbred Logic, Presented by Kentucky Performance Products: Troubleshooting the Thoroughbred

“If you’re at an impasse, if you’re stuck… there are always other[s]… to talk to… Aim for folks who know and love Thoroughbreds and understand both the track and off track lives.”

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Thoroughbred Logic, Presented by Kentucky Performance Products: Rider Balance and the Thoroughbred

“I spend an inordinate amount of my life thinking about what ‘works’ when riding and training Thoroughbreds …

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Thoroughbred Logic, Presented by Kentucky Performance Products: Develop by Allowing

“Allowing them to sort it out and to have that support … creates a space for trust to

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Thoroughbred Logic, Presented by Kentucky Performance Products: Learning to Follow

“By not being in charge, I gained the perspective on how to follow — a little insight on

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Thoroughbred Logic, Presented by Kentucky Performance Products: The Let Down

“… the let-down period is not a single moment that must happen immediately post track. It is a

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Thoroughbred Logic, Presented by Kentucky Performance Products: New Year’s Resolutions For/From Your Thoroughbred

Here are some key goals for — or perhaps from? — your Thoroughbred for the coming year.

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Thoroughbred Logic: Making (Productive) Accommodations

“… sometimes, getting them to understand what you want means finding creative ways to ‘make it work’ for

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Thoroughbred Logic: Getting Started Over Fences

“Positive, confident experiences are key — and not overdoing it is huge. I don’t make a big deal

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Thoroughbred Logic: Choosing Their Job

“There is logic there… The logic is that a happy horse who is matched with a job that

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Thoroughbred Logic: The Disappearing Triangles…

… or another way to think about “inside leg to outside rein.” Read on for more.

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Thoroughbred Logic: Holiday Gift … Guide?

The holidays officially are here. If you have a hard-to-buy-for equestrian in your life, here are some awesome,

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Thoroughbred Logic: Making the Best of the Off Season

Fall is here. The days are getting shorter. And in many parts of the world, the competition season

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Thoroughbred Logic: Why the Canter-to-Trot Transition is Awesome

“That trot — the overly big one, where power isn’t quite perfectly controlled yet — that is where

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Thoroughbred Logic: Ride Other Horses

“I’m here to argue that even if you own the equine version of the love of your life,

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Thoroughbred Logic: Why “Tiring Them Out” Doesn’t Work

“These horses are bred to have ‘go’ and to have the heart to be able to reach into

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Thoroughbred Logic: The Warm Up Arena

“Everyone wants a good warmup. Everyone wants a cooperative horse. But sometimes you just have to accept what

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Thoroughbred Logic: The Joy of Selling Thoroughbreds

“Part of my job — and where the joy lies — is in finding the definition of ‘safe’

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Thoroughbred Logic: Hands & Dumb (But Effective) Metaphors

“Stability coupled with soft, educated movements help the horse go best and understand the ask. But how do

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Thoroughbred Logic: The Half-Seat

“When we as second-career trainers and riders hop on, we are bringing heavier tack, often heavier humans and

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Thoroughbred Logic: Focus!

“Despite all they have seen at the track, big atmospheres can be challenging for baby Thoroughbreds and so

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Thoroughbred Logic: The Burrito Metaphor

“The silly thing about this metaphor is that it tends to work. It is super useful for getting

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Thoroughbred Logic: Reputations and Red Flags

“In contrast to humans, a horse’s agency is perhaps more circumscribed by the situations, hands, tack, health, and

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Thoroughbred Logic: “Under-Riding”

“I think the main idea is to step out of one’s comfort zone, hop on new horses and

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