HAVING been forced to retire from race-riding earlier this year due to ongoing shoulder problems, I have recently started a new business breaking, pre-training and prepping young horses for the sales. It is a side of the industry that I am well familiar with, as my father did likewise for a number of years.

Ironically, my father’s riding career was also cut short, at the young age of 26. He trained horses for a time but is now employed as a course inspector with the Turf Club.