Joan Reynolds and Town of Towns on the 2021 Thoroughbred Makeover.
Presentation is essential in virtually any type of equine competitors, however how does that routine change when a horse shifts disciplines?
On this episode of The Paulick Report’s Inside The Grooming Bag, we communicate with Joan Reynolds, who skilled her horse Town of Towns for many of his 10 seasons on the racetrack, then took him to the 2021 Retired Racehorse Project Thoroughbred Makeover to compete within the Show Hunter division, as a part of the 2020 class whose occasion was delayed as a consequence of COVID-19.
Reynolds discusses what made Town of Towns a candidate for a second profession after racing, what his every day and pre-show grooming routines entail, and what care strategies can preserve a horse racing to age 11 and competing within the greatest present of his life at age 13.
Town of Towns, a Speightstown gelding, notched 89 begins from 2010 to 2019, starting his profession in Ontario and finally spending most of his time within the Mid-Atlantic area. Reynolds claimed Town of Towns for $12,500 out of an elective claiming race at Charles Town in 2014, and gained 10 instances with him.
Reynolds stated her background in exhibiting and steeplechase racing helped information her philosophies towards grooming her personal horses.
“I’m extremely meticulous about the way they look, and they way they should be presented,” Reynolds stated. “I think they should be in good flesh, coats shiny, manes pulled, and presented in good form…I’ve had good mentors through the years that helped me learn how to present a horse.”