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come full circle, back to the Arabians again. So I’m really proud and passionate about the Festival as that’s how I started. You were one of the coaches in the Jockey Workshop on Saturday morning, what happened? The Jockey Workshop was really amazing. We had five coaches and it felt like 150 jockeys, none of us had ever worked together, so we didn’t have a plan as such. I was teaching about balance and how to stretch our more to get a better position when you reach the finish line, showing them how to really commit themselves to the physicality of the stretch and the balance required. The

other coaches were doing other interesting things about where the whip lands on the horse. I had a go on Richard Perhams’ equicizer and though I could only manage about 17 seconds as I’m retired, he said my push rate, if had continued, was at the record strength wise. It is great to share your experience, whatever level you are, so there were the younger kids and the older jockeys too, some are really fit and strong and others less so. It is hard to keep your fitness if you are only getting occasional rides, so particularly for the jockeys who are not riding all the time, it was a really valuable experience and to have that level of attention was important for them.

THE ARABIAN RACEHORSE

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The Arabian Racehorse Issue 20  

The only regular digital publication to give full coverage of all the Arabian Racing Organisation fixtures and single races in the UK.

The Arabian Racehorse Issue 20  

The only regular digital publication to give full coverage of all the Arabian Racing Organisation fixtures and single races in the UK.