Have you ever wondered how smart horses are?
In this episode of Race Horses, etc. we will hear from one of the greatest riders and horse communicators of all time – Hall of Fame jockey Julie Krone! Julie explains in step by step fashion just how horses learn.
First of all, Julie loves horses more than almost anyone I know! That’s part of the magic of watching her ride. For instance, during morning workouts Julie would often be found letting her elite mounts drop their heads and graze while walking to and from the track. Or talking and playing with the horses while chatting away with friends.
But she was tough as nails in the jocks room and on the racetrack. And she often took home the biggest prizes.
Julie Krone: Elite Athlete and a Trailblazer For Women in Sports knew exactly how horses learn to run!
- won 3704 races
- First woman to win The Belmont Stakes – 1993 aboard Colonial Affair
- Featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated
- Won riding titles and dominated the jockey standings at major race tracks like Belmont Park, Gulfstream Park, Monmouth Park, The Meadowlands, and Atlantic City Race Course
- First woman inducted in the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame
Julie was in it for all the right reasons. She still basks in the joy of relating to horses and bringing out the best in them. And throughout her illustrious career she did just that!
While Julie has hung up the racing tack and focused on raising her creative and dynamic daughter Lorelei, Julie is finding her way back to racing in an entirely new way!
In her new career Julie will represent Ferrin Peterson, a 7-pound apprentice, as her coach and jockey agent. We will hear more about Ferrin in the podcast, including the fact that the dedicated 7-pound apprentice just happens to be a veterinarian!
And Julie will share more of her favorite memories from her illustrious career including a pow wow with Allen Jerkens over riding strategy, and how she taught an extremely playful horse to be a race horse in the post parade, showing just how quickly horses can learn.
Thanks for tuning in! And please leave a comment. I am so happy to share this fun conversation with you!
All the best,