The morning discussions will conclude with the topic of morning schooling, reviewing the importance of morning schooling, its logistics, and horse-handling methods.Afternoon topics will focus on safety, with a discussion that will include safety equipment and practices.
A less formal discussion will focus on anecdotal instances that have tested starters in the face of adversity. The topic of trouble at the gate at crunch time also will fill some of the afternoon's discussion and provide some tips for attendees on how to react in pressure situations.
The meeting will conclude with a planning discussion on how the level of communication between starters across the country can be increased. It will be a free-forum idea session with potential outcomes being computer mailing lists as well as a database for starters.
Registration is free to all TRA-member racetracks. For more information on registration, contact the TRA at 410-392-9200.