Analysis, a racehorse with Mosaic Racing Stables, is a very well adapted guy. Cross-trained as a hunter/jumper when he isn’t on the Belmont track winning races, he takes just about everything in his stride.
Here he is in Aiken on his way to the sand lot (jumping field) with a hunter/jumper rider Rylee Zimmerman to work on trot poles, circles and bending exercises. On the way to his lesson, Analysis hacked down a clay road filled with people and commotion. Analysis ventures out once a week to train for a future career, even as he puts in wins as a racehorse. Last year, he won at Belmont and Saratoga and had two seconds, according to Monica Driver, and earned $119,000.
His grounded personality is in part due to race training that incorporates prepping for a future career (hunter/jumpers in his case) as well as plenty of vacation time. “This is our way of making sure he knows more than just going fast in a big circle,” says Driver, managing partner of Mosaic Racing Stables.
8 responses to “Photo of the Week: Analyze this”
Also like that he gets vacation time too. This is the way racing should be. Let’s don’t coop them up and run them into the ground. Hope more stables do this.
I think this does the OTTB a great service in preparing him for a second career. Kudos to Mosaic Racing Stables for implementing this.
Mosaic has a fantastic business model, I would love to own one of their horses after his/her racing career is over. I wish this was the norm rather than the exception.
I love riding through the streets of Aiken in the horse district.
What a great way to prepare racehorses for a second career!. Awesome. Hopefully other farms will follow – SOON!!
Good idea, Susan
If only we could make this type of training mandatory more OTTBs would be adopted and move on to new careers. Also, more would be healthy and not broken down. A shining light in a dark tunnel. GOOD JOB!
Wow….maybe this should be a training model for all racehorses so they are prepared for second careers should that come their way.