We recently caught up with Laura Cazares of New World Thoroughbreds to get a better idea of who she is and what she does.
Laura discovered her love of horses when she was a child. She would read every book on horses as well as visit her friends to spend time with their horses. She visited a racetrack and fell in love with the whole world of racing horses, eventually landing a job as a hotwalker at a track, then moving on to be a groom. Eventually she got her license and started on the path to where she is today.
Laura has a unique ability to bring out the best in her horses and she credits this to her connection with horses. "Every horse has a unique soul," Laura said. "And it's up to us to discover who they are." Laura understands that each horse has traveled a different path to get where they are and if you understand and relate to these background stories, you can bond with these unique animals. She also understands how physiological differences impact their performance and ability to train at different levels.
"Some horses have certain mental issues that make them a bit more difficult to work with," Laura said. Laura had a very angry filly that took her over a year to reach and get her to trust and relax. "She now goes out and gives us 110% when she trains!"
Laura understands that the most important aspect to her success is listening to her horses. They tell her what they are feeling and what they're willing to do. It's this open communication that is so thrilling and vital to success on the track.
Laura has bonded and taught many horses in her life but this isn't a one way street. She knows that horses have taught her how to communicate better, listening first, then responding.
In the end, horses are part of her life and she looks forward to continuing her journey with her ever growing family!
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