West Point Thoroughbreds is excited to announce that two graded stakes winners, Cavalry Charge and Decorated Invader, will be participating in the 2024 Thoroughbred Makeover. Their trainers, Erin Knehr and Mary Termer, will be sharing the stories of these talented horses in a joint blog entry each month.

Erin Knehr had a challenging month with Calvin, experiencing both highs and lows in their training journey. Despite setbacks like rain and skin issues, Erin remains optimistic and determined to prepare Calvin for the upcoming event. Calvin’s canter departures have shown improvement, and his ability to relax while cantering is getting better. Erin is grateful for Calvin’s calm demeanor and willingness to learn, even in distracting environments.

On the other hand, Mary Termer is focusing on building a bond with Finn, who has made progress in his behavior and training. Finn’s willingness to engage and learn new things is evident in his interactions with Mary. Despite challenges like finding the right saddle fit and mastering the canter transition, Mary remains dedicated to Finn’s development. Their recent show experience, although not perfect, showed promising moments of growth and potential.

Both trainers emphasize the importance of patience, consistency, and celebrating small milestones in their retraining journey with these Thoroughbreds. As they navigate through the ups and downs of training, they are committed to helping Cavalry Charge and Decorated Invader shine at the Thoroughbred Makeover in 2024. Stay tuned for more updates on their progress and adventures as they continue their training regimen.