Nigel Hawke’s Thorne Farm Racing Blog 26 February 2016
Great to have some better weather at last!
Lack of rain meant that we had a chance to do some schooling here at Thorne farm! A couple of the jockeys were down riding out, so on Tuesday we schooled a several horses over hurdles and fences. The ones that impressed over fences were, Calin du Brizais, Lord Ballim and Take a Break . They all looked like naturals and could possibly run in the next couple of weeks.
Just a quick update on the progress of our new gallop – well it’s almost finished and we’ve been using it daily, the horses have taken to it really well and everyone that comes to ride out seems to be very impressed. James Best, David Crosse and Conor O’Farrell all rode up it this week and were very complementary.
The main workload of a busy yard, apart from exercising the horses, is mucking out, bedding up and grooming the horses every day. This is a tough job and one that takes up a lot of time.We have a great team of stable lasses that do this for us and they do a fantastic job! They’re a very good team and reliable and are a pleasure to have around the yard. When the horses are well looked after this all contributes to their welfare and ultimately their performance and is all part of our training regime. Everybody has a part to play!