Since the year 2000, I have sent all my horses to Rick Taylor at Special T Thoroughbreds. In the ensuing 14 years, Rick has foaled all my mares, broke all my yearlings, trained and prepared all my 2 year-olds for the racetrack, handled all my layups and all my injured horses. I have often consulted with him on purchases, sale of horses and breedings. I am somewhat astounded as I now realize that over 90% of my horses under Rick’s guidance made it to the racetrack. Rick Taylor is not some Johnny come-lately! He is a 3rd generation horseman, who knows pedigree from a recipe and the impact of bloodlines for quality horses. His staff is knowledgeable, hard working and loyal. No turnover at Special T. Rick’s honesty, integrity, knowledge and experience are traits that are hard to find and that I value greatly.
As an exercise rider and Assistant Trainer of large successful Racing Stables, I have seen the ground work of what it takes to get these Thoroughbreds ready for a successful career as racehorses. Working with Rick and Kathy Taylor and then being in contact with some of the horses stabled coming to the track after being in their care, makes me more and more impressed with their operation. The horses are turned out well, in quality paddocks and grassy fields. And when in training they have the benefit of hands on training by Rick at a training facility immediately behind the property of Special T Thoroughbreds. I cannot say enough about the Taylor's and their continued commitment to make sure that they have the best interest of their clients and the horses that they have in their care.
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