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Tammy Hicock and friend. Photo by Jacquelin Lewis

Clubhouse Q&A: Straight talk on riding OTTBs

There are no gimmicks that will turn a racehorse into a show horse. Like anything else worth doing, and doing well, it’s all about commitment, time, repetition, and above all, patience. That’s why Tammy Hicock never promises the moon when her clients show up, all eager and bubbling with the high hopes for their brand new off-track Thoroughbred. She settles them down right away. Ask her what type of rider tends to be more suitable for an OTTB, and her reply often begins with the word patient. Ask what the best practices are in OTTB  training, and there’s that word […]