The Pit

Breaking Young Race Horses in a Safe Environment

the-pitThe pit was the very first facility built here at James Ewart Racing, it is effectively a large walled in lunging area with a woodchip surface.

When in the pit the horses cannot see out which allows them to concentrate more on their work and the person they are working with. The pit is often used for the breaking of young racehorses, as we can start the horse off in long reins, loose school over poles and barrels and we can also lunge and back them for the first time, all in a safe environment.