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Building Thoroughbred Knowledge

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Courses

Understanding Pedigrees

Understanding Pedigrees

Level Two

This course is designed to provide an entry level introduction in to the basics of understanding a pedigree and interpreting a sales catalogue.

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Paddock Management - Level Two

Paddock Management

Level Two 

This course will provide a foundation in understanding the role paddocks play on a stud farm.  Explanation of nutrition (in terms of grasses and herbage), safety, security and the different types of paddocks and associated routine paddock maintenance.  

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Nutrtion of the Broodamre

Nutrition of the Broodmare

Level Three

This comprehensive course aims to provide breeders with a solid understanding of the nutritional requirements of the broodmare. 

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Resources

FREE TO VIEW - Daily Checks for Horses Living out on the Stud Farm

Watch this video  for free - hosted by Kate Sigsworth to learn more about how to manage bloodstock turned out at grass.  If you enjoy this video clip, the TB-Ed course on Paddock Management may be of interest to you.

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14m 20s
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FREE TO VIEW - The Vital Signs of Health and Wellbeing in Horses on the Stud Farm

Watch this video for free - hosted by Kate Sigsworth and Charles Cooke (MRCVS) to learn more about the vital signs and normal equine parameters that indicate good health and wellbeing.

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16m 1s
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FREE TO VIEW - Management of Older Horses on the Stud Farm

Watch this video for free - hosted by Kate Sigsworth and Charles Cooke (MRCVS) to learn more about the management requirements of older horses on the stud farm.

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7m 8s
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FREE TO VIEW -Body Condition Scoring

Watch this video for free - hosted by James Crowhurst (MRCVS) and Hayley Chidlow (MRCVS) to learn how to assess the body condition of mares and stallions of varying ages on the stud farm.  If you enjoy this video clip, the TB-Ed course on Broodmare Nutrition may be of interest to you.

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19m 16s
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FREE TO VIEW - Transportation of the Mare and Foal

Watch this video for free - hosted by Kevin Needham and Oliver Pynn (MRCVS) to learn more about how to prepare mares and foals for travel and the considerations for optimising their wellbeing during transportation.

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9m 42s
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FREE TO VIEW - Understanding Pedigrees - In conversation with Lydia Hislop & Nancy Sexton

Sign up to TB-ED and watch for free a pre-recorded webinar that will explore and explain about pedigrees and their importance. Using a trio of pedigrees to highlight differing ways in which pedigrees can be created and analysed.

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43m 31s
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FREE TO VIEW - Breeding Thoroughbred Horses

A TBA webinar on 'Breeding thoroughbred racehorses - what you need to know.' This webinar is delivered by the former Royal Studs Manager, Joe Grimwade and Barton Stud Manager, Tom Blain.

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49m 17s
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FREE TO VIEW - Early Life of the Thoroughbred Racehorse

This short video provides an introductory overview of the early life of the Thoroughbred, identifying some of the different roles held within the breeding industry, touching on aspects of the timeline from foaling through to horses entering training.

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5m 28s
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Selecting the National Hunt Broodmare - Part One

Part One - The first of a two part presentation that takes a detailed look at what factors in a broodmare matter, such as racing ability, proven breeding ability and parentage.

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35m 20s
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Selecting the National Hunt Broodmare - Part Two

Part Two - The second of a two part presentation that takes a detailed look at what factors in a broodmare matter, such as physical attributes, temperament of the mare, the catalogue appeal of her foals and the financial considerations when following seven golden rules.

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1h 4m 13s
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