Of course, getting to the races and being able to watch your own horse hit the track is an incredible feeling. Especially relevant now this is affordable to all Australians. But what about before this happens? It is the time making the racehorse that can be the most rewarding for all involved.
There is so much excitement in buying a yearling and being on the journey from the beginning. Being able to watch your own thoroughbred develop character, seeing them getting used to the saddle, watching vision of their first swim or trot or canter. Being able to witness your young thoroughbred first hand develop physically, mentally, and emotionally, it’s a truly special thing to be a part of.
Recently, we have been following the first few weeks of our Snitzel x Typing filly commencing her education at Emeran Park. In the past two weeks, owners have received three updates on the filly – each showing a different side of her personality and character, with staff explaining the steps involved in her early education.
The Snitzel x Typing filly has been nicknamed “Rockie” on the farm, which is short for the “Rocket”. Shannon and the team at Emeran Park thought this nickname was suitable for the filly as she has plenty of speed and can run around the paddock all day long with her friends, surprisingly without getting tired. Watch the first footage of her running freely around the paddock with two of her mates:
Watching a young thoroughbred develop their own character and personality is one of the unique insights owners receive in their early miRunners updates. In the first update from Emeran Park introducing “Rockie”, Snitzel x Typing, Shannon describes how well she has settled into the paddock and highlights a few character traits of the filly that she has noticed since she arrived on the farm.
“She’s absolutely thriving in the paddock. She’s feeling great, looks lovely, strong and compact. She’s just a chatterbox, certainly has a big opinion about life! She’s getting on very well with her paddock buddies, and she is one of the more dominant fillies. She really likes to run and gets around the paddock plenty” said Shannon.
Watch the full update below:
Education begins early at Emeran Park, and they take a slow and steady approach to getting these young thoroughbreds used to things like the saddle and being mounted. The staff at Emeran Park ensure the filly feels reassured and in control throughout these new experiences, desensitizing them slowly to these unfamiliar situations.
Emeran Park education specialist Daniel talked owners through the steps they are currently taking with the Snitzel x Typing filly during her first few weeks of education. They call the first few weeks ‘bonding time’, where education specialists start some communication with her, and get an idea on how she likes being handled and dealt with.
The below update shows her second time in the Training Round Yard, with Daniel taking her for a little trot and canter around the ring to get her used to what everything is about. Shannon explains how everything has to be nice and slow so the filly knows she can move around, and step away if needed. It is emphasised how important it is for the filly to feel reassured and comfortable, allowing her to experience these new things in a controlled way. View the latest update below:
The above only refers to the first few weeks of education at Emeran Park, with so much more to come over the next few months. We can’t wait to watch this filly take on the water walker, have her first experience on the treadmill, her first sandroll, and watch her character and personality develop even further.
For just $330 per unit plus $15 a month in fees, you too can follow the incredible journey from yearling to race-ready with the Snitzel x Typing filly trained by the exciting Chris Munce. Jump on board now to experience thoroughbred ownership from start to finish, you won’t regret it!