Horses are magnificent beings. They are beautiful and graceful, yet strong. They are some of the most powerful animals on the planet, yet extremely fragile. Though horses are massive in size compared to human beings, the state of their health can be delicate.
What they eat and how much they eat must always be carefully monitored. In other words, they are creatures of duality.
Thoroughbreds are very special horses; fit and athletic. Many of these horses are entered into the world of racing, which is an extremely strenuous occupation for any horse. Often thoroughbreds live under strict diets and conditioning to remain ready for the race.
But what happens to these horses when their days of competition are over?
The fortunate ones will end up in a program like The Retired Racehorse Project.
In 2016, 450 trainers across the U.S., Canada and England will have the opportunity to acquire and train a retired thoroughbred. The thoroughbreds and their trainers will enter the 2016 Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium.
Racing thoroughbreds are hardworking horses and The Retired Racehorse Project (RRP) gives these animals a new life.
One of the things that makes the RRP competition and event interesting and anticipated, is that ten finalists from last year’s event will come back to compete with seventy-three new thoroughbreds.
The event showcases not only the greatest horses but also the cream of the crop when it comes to trainers, riders, and Grand Prix dressage riders.
Whether you are a former horse racing fan or a horse admirer, the competition will offer a form of entertainment for all horse lovers.
Even more amazing is that the because of the RRP, more retired horses will be re-homed and given the chance to show trainers and enthusiasts their magnificence.
With the prize being $100,000, it is not difficult to gain press and attention for the event. The best of the best are coming out to either participate or enjoy the event.
All the attention is a wonderful thing because retired thoroughbreds will have an even greater chance of finding a new home.
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