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Dan James of Double Dan Horsemanship Participates in Thoroughbred Makeover

May 24, 2013 By: janwest Category: What's Happenin'

Nicholasville, KY Dan James of Double Dan Horsemanship has been selected as one of 26 trainers from across the US to participate in the Retired Racehorse Training Project’s Thoroughbred Makeover. The makeover begins shortly and will concluded October 5-6, 2013 at Pimlico Racetrack in Baltimore, Maryland, with a symposium demonstrating the ex-racehorse’s new abilities.  The Thoroughbred that James selects must have a race record and no secondary career training.


“This will be a unique opportunity to demonstrate the effectiveness of our training program to the Thoroughbred community as well as the potential that Off The Track Thoroughbreds possess in secondary careers,” stated James.


James is no stranger to work with Thoroughbreds both headed to the track and coming off the track, he has assisted Taylor Made Sales Agency in educating horses in preparation for sales at Keeneland as well as successfully working with a number of ex-racehorses whose owners have sought his assistance.


James and his Thoroughbred’s progress can be followed both on the Retired Racehorse Training Project’s website as well as the Double Dan Horsemanship’s Facebook page and website.


Dan James, an Australian native, is the Road to the Horse International 2012 Colt Starting World Champion and 2013 competitor. James travels the US with the Double Dan American Performing Horse Team, sharing and educating others in Double Dan Horsemanship’s unique Pathway to Horsemanship training program.


About Double Dan Horsemanship

Since their debut as “The Dan and Dan Show” in 2008, Double Dan Horsemanship is quickly becoming a household name in the equine industry.  The duo have been noted for performing at every major Royal show in Australia and many large equine events in the United States, earning championships at the “Way of the Horse” at Equitana Asia Pacific in 2008, Road to the Horse International 2012 and the Mane Event 2012 Trainer’s Challenge.  They have been crowd favorites in the opening ceremonies of the World Equestrian Games, Australia’s Got Talent, Australian National Cutting Horse Futurities, Equine Affaire and many others. As one of the hottest-selling equine acts in the industry, they continue to expand their horizons.


Dan James and Dan Steers have spent their time traveling the world sharing their unique brand of horsemanship and inspiring horse owners.  Double Dan has teamed up with Taylor Made Farms in Lexington, Kentucky to invite riders of any skill level to push the boundaries of horsemanship. Dan and Dan instruct horsemanship clinics and produce training tools to simplify the training process.  Learn more about Double Dan Horsemanship at www.doubledanhorsemanship.com.


For more information about Retired Racehorse Training Project’s Thoroughbred Makeover please visit  http://www.retiredracehorsetraining.org/