“My best advice for Makeover trainers is to do as much as you can with your horses. Take them places and do different things with them. Explore what they might really enjoy doing. Additionally, the Retired Racehorse Project’s TB Makeover Trainers Facebook group is full of others doing what you are doing, so share and seek advice.
The most important thing is to stay in your lane. There will always be horses that progress faster than yours and slower than yours. Do the best that you can by your horse and encourage the others. All of us and all of our horses have different needs and past experiences and will progress at different speeds.
Fun fact about Talk Show Man: his breeder is our equine veterinarian. He was owned by him for his entire racing career and is still active in his post racing career. He's one of our biggest supporters. Talk Show Man is one of a handful of horses to win more than one Maryland Million race. He won the Maryland Million Turf in 2014 and 2018”.