Aubrey Graham

Aubrey Graham

Thoroughbred Logic, Presented by OTTB United: Trust, Patience and a Little Smarts

“Trust and patience help transform the off-track horses that come here into quiet and manageable creatures on the ground, even if some have some pretty sh*t… errr…I mean… pretty “complicated” tendencies when they arrive.”

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Thoroughbred Logic, Presented by OTTB United: Lunge Right

“There’s always more to do, always more ways to do it. But, even if you’re like me and you hate lunging, getting the horses through this basic set of skills is worth it in the long run.”

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Thoroughbred Logic, Presented by OTTB United: Three Ground Work Essentials

Today’s Thoroughbred Logic addresses three key ground work exercises: working on a loose lead, giving, and moving over.

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Thoroughbred Logic, Presented by OTTB United: Get the Image

“…being present as vets bring internal equine data to light has made me realize just how complicated these creatures can be. See, such images are important for what they say about what the problem is… and equally, for what they say about what it is not.”

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Thoroughbred Logic, Presented by OTTB United: What’s in a Name?

“These names are the ties that allow people who loved that horse during their lifetime to find them.

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Thoroughbred Logic, Presented by OTTB United: Incremental but Effective

“Ever see someone assume that they can just kick into the trot on a spicy horse? I bet

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Thoroughbred Logic, Presented by OTTB United: Why We Clinic

“… this is where clinics are cool. So when 10 Thoroughbreds and around 40 folks who share a

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Thoroughbred Logic: Low Bar, High Hopes

“One trick to showing and enjoying it — and therefore a trick to owning, loving, and competing your

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Thoroughbred Logic: Pedigrees and Horoscopes

This week’s Thoroughbred Logic tackles the age-old question: nature vs. nurture? How much does a horse’s pedigree play

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Thoroughbred Logic: Before the Second Career (Foal Life)

“I loved all of them and now I love watching them grow and learn in some of the

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Thoroughbred Logic: Habits on the Circle

“Circles are great for both identifying . . . underlying patterns and foundational holes and using that very

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Thoroughbred Logic: 50 Shades of Green

“I use their amount/shade/type of green to set the bar and therefore my expectations. Such expectations translate into

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Thoroughbred Logic: So You Don’t Want To Go Fast…

This week’s Thoroughbred Logic discusses what you can do to keep these smart, sensitive and capable horses balanced,

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Thoroughbred Logic: Just Ignore Them

“…with patience, a healthy dose of good equitation and amply honed ‘ignoring’ skills, it usually doesn’t take too

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Thoroughbred Logic: Aim For The Whole Story

“In short, the better information one has, the more complete the story, the better a shot one has

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Thoroughbred Logic: Be Fair

Want respectful and well-behaved, happy horses? A key (but certainly not the only) component is this: Be fair.

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Thoroughbred Logic: Hit the Trails

Welcome to the next installment of Thoroughbred Logic. In this weekly series, Anthropologist and trainer Aubrey Graham, of Kivu

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Thoroughbred Logic: Getting Turnout Right

“Sometimes, the key to getting the horses going right for their people, is in fact, other horses (and

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Thoroughbred Logic: Saddle Fit

“…thus began the process of learning many, many things that I did not then know about an essential

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Thoroughbred Logic — Intentional Riding (The Cross-Training Edition)

“Especially when dealing with the ‘out of arena’ form of cross training, I hear a lot of ‘but

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Thoroughbred Logic: Intentional Riding Part 2 – Flexibility

“Intentional riding cannot be a rigid thing — plans and responses must be flexible. Critical thinking and smart

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Product Review: Iconic Equestrian Original 2-In-1 Saddle Pad

If you’re looking for a saddle pad that will hold up to heavy use, keep your horse cool,

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Thoroughbred Logic: Intentional Riding, Part 1

“For most young/green Thoroughbreds… too much leisure and unfocused hacking can be a contributing factor for distraction, and all sorts

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Thoroughbred Logic: Surviving the First Week Off-Track

Aubrey Graham has brought home a number of fresh-off-the-track Thoroughbreds. In this week’s edition of Thoroughbred Logic, she

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Thoroughbred Logic: When Feet Are Really Bad — Mountain’s Story

Last week’s Thoroughbred Logic centered on typical post-track Thoroughbred feet and their commonly long toes and low, under-run heels. This week’s

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