A champion is different in mindsetBy Anil Xk | 17-Nov-2020
Last week through twitter a beautiful story of a horse unveiled by his trainer.
Horse called Kiwia trained by Archie Alexander is back to his home ground to compete in a provincial cup called ballaret cup at Ballarat course.
He won 2018&19 edition and back for a hatrick but not in pink condition.
He was stalled at stable with a view of grand stand and winners podium, trainer Archie found that Kiwia looks very seriously at grand stand and not diverting his attention. He stand besides horse for half an hour and left. Again when he back for morning inspection , found Kiwia still looks at grand stand, trainer under stood that , the horse is trying to remember something . But this year trainer decided to take a chance to fight only because Kiwia is unbeaten in his three starts at Ballarat.
By reading the mind of runner, trainer instructed jockey to allow him to settle by himself and guide only at the straight. Kiwia just dragged rider from very beginning taking his own couse by following the front runners, and manged to say at straight. It is beautiful site of a champion who never want to loose at his favourite battlefield ....he just won , jockey pushed him only at straight....This is an example of how the chemistry of course horse trainer and tactics....