Everything you need to know about barrier trials

You’ve watched your horse be educated, you’ve chosen their racing name, and now the moment has come for them to hit the track for trials! Watching your horse trial can feel like the Melbourne Cup, but in reality it is just another step in the process of building a racehorse: a racehorse that can handle different tracks, riders and race situations. Horse racing trials are basically mini races without the pressure of result driven outcomes. When working in a race preparation, all horses are accustomed to training with stable mates but this is not racing. Racing has a large number…