Aubrey Graham

Aubrey Graham

Thoroughbred Logic, Presented by Kentucky Performance Products: The Try and Its Anxiety

“99.99% of the Thoroughbreds I have swung a leg over respond with utter enthusiasm and a golden-retriever-like sense of ‘sweet!’ and ‘did I get it right?’”

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Thoroughbred Logic, Presented by Kentucky Performance Products: The Shopping Cart Feel

“The cart idea not only keeps people from pulling, riding backwards or balancing off the bit, but also it actually helps improve equitation and sets up riders to be subtle.”

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Thoroughbred Logic, Presented by Kentucky Performance Products: Crafting a “Thoroughbred-Forward” Team

“[W]hen the owner, trainer, and barn staff are Thoroughbred-forward, that’s fantastic. But it is even better if the

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Thoroughbred Logic, Presented by Kentucky Performance Products: Weighted, Waiting Aids

“So go ride, folks. And if your horse scoots out from under your aids, relax, weight your aids,

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Thoroughbred Logic, Presented by Kentucky Performance Products: They Don’t Care If They Show

“I have to remind myself that if I’m not on top of my competition game for a couple

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Thoroughbred Logic, Presented by Kentucky Performance Products: Hold Don’t Pull

“Reward the try, and as the situation arises again, ask again. The half-halt through a full-body hold, allows

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Thoroughbred Logic, Presented by Kentucky Performance Products: Make It Predictable

“Each day, we change it up a bit … While I fully believe that keeping it interesting and

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Thoroughbred Logic, Presented by Kentucky Performance Products: Good Grids

“It is often the slow repetitive progression through without rider interference that helps them think and slow their

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Thoroughbred Logic, Presented by Kentucky Performance Products: Pain or Behavior?

“I imagine that, like people, there are no horses who feel no discomfort when asked to work. They

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Thoroughbred Logic, Presented by Kentucky Performance Products: And The Dreaded Ulcers

We all know that horses get ulcers. The causes are wide and varied. There’s no silver bullet when

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Thoroughbred Logic, Presented by Kentucky Performance Products: Transitioning to Wet Feed

“I’m not going to lie, the sound of slurping humans makes me want to gag, but a barn

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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

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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

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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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