Biorhythms and Horses?
Biorhythmic Evaluation for Racehorses
Biorhythms in reference to race horses has always been a theory that has been of interest to me. I was first introduced to horse racing at an early age. I can remember watching a television program, every Saturday during the late fifties, called "Afternoon at the races". As I grew older, I began attending the races at Aqueduct Racetrack in Jamaica, New York, and have been a follower ever since. I remember watching the programs and the interviews with the trainers and jockeys of the leading contenders and how confident they were, going into the race. But, as you know, racing has been and will always be a situation where the outcome is always in question. We have all been told at some point in time, "This horse can't lose", but somehow they do. Which brings me back to the reasons for studying this different approach.
I have found a unique way of properly training a Thoroughbred race horse based on biorhythmic training, racing and recovery cycles. I have found that the duration between races is by far the most important factor in the development of a successful race horse. A trainer of unequaled respect, Horatio Luro, was the person who once said, "Never squeeze all the juice out of the lemon". This statement has always remained in the back of my mind until I began my study of biorhythms. The Thoroughbred race horse is not a machine, but a living being that requires a certain amount of rest between efforts, and that is where I have focused my approach.
When I first devised this "system", I used it as a selection process with betting as the goal. Throughout the years, I have had limited success because, what I was looking for was strictly by "chance", because I had no control over the preparation of the horse for the race in question. I found on many occasions, that had I been the trainer, and my selected horse met most of my training requirements, but in particular, the amount of time between racing efforts and the training workout schedule, that the result would most often be an improved effort at surprising odds, because the public had no knowledge of the biorhythmic cycles that were the basis for this particular horse for this particular race.
When the day of "the race" came, I would bet on the selected horse and very rarely was I disappointed as to the effort exhibited. I did not win all of my wagers, but would observe a distinct improvement over the horse's prior past performances. I would follow the trainer's next "move" but found that because of the improvement, the trainer would race the horse back into a race before the biorhythm schedule outlines, and then would revert back into the "also ran" that the horse once was. The trainer would, in my opinion, be completely in the dark, not knowing the schedule and running his horse back too soon after his last effort, and therefore unable to develop the horse to his or her physical potential. I have observed trainers trying numerous different tactics to find the right combination to produce a successful race horse, but unable to determine the optimum two factors, one being the "class" of the Thoroughbred, and the other being which distance is the horse best suited to be the most competitive. It was at this point in my journey that I realized that what I had discovered was not a system to pick winners at the race track but a complete training system. When to workout, when to race and when to allow your Thoroughbred a time to recover. It is more amazing when you see the entire picture that is painted by my Biovalhorse Charts.
In summation, without the knowledge of the Biorhythmic Evaluation Cycles, the positive development of the Thoroughbred race horse is a slim chance at best.
What are Biorhythms?
Biorhythms are the daily rhythms inherent in every living creature from one-celled life to humans. Each day more and more researchers are proving that biorhythms affect us in crucial areas of work, sleep, sex and stress, and are an important part of contemporary life. The rhythms repeat themselves in the form of cycles throughout our lives, marking the passage of time. Some people wake up alert and ready to do battle, while some of us wake up slowly and irritable. The expression most commonly associated with this phase of the biorhythmic cycles are that "he or she got up on the wrong side of the bed".
Biorhythms made their debut in excess of a century ago. In 1887, Willhelm Fleiss, who during his study did in fact work in concert with Sigmund Freud, was the first to introduce the theory that lurks behind biorhythms. He postulated that everyone is bi-sexual, possessed of the male components of strength and endurance, and also the female components of sensitivity, intuition and love. These two cycles are composed of 23 and 28 days respectively. Both of these elements according to Willhelm Fleiss, are deemed to be found in every living cell in our bodies. In 1930, a final refinement was added to this revelation, which was a third cycle, one of intelligence and the ability to concentrate the power of the mind. This final cycle is one which spans 33 days, which completed the triad of physical, emotional, and intellectual.
Biorhythms begin on the day of one's birth, manifesting themselves in life's ups and downs. The triad of elements are at first all positive, and as we go through life, they deliver the good times and the bad times, depending on their constant movement and how they are affiliated to each other. The best times to incur stress, are when the body and mind are ideally geared to handle the demand. The ability to improve strength, knowledge and longevity can be accomplished through living in harmony with the ticking of the internal clock.
Biorhythms are truly the nature of nature. We do not, in any real sense, run the world, because it runs itself and all living beings are but a part of the running. Truly, our environment and all who reside therein, pulse with rhythmic cycles. As the sun rises and sets, all life on earth ebbs and flows with a consistency that matches the movements of the tides. Therefore, as we go through the days of our lives, we should be aware of the changing moods, abilities and the needs which they emulate. With this knowledge, we can project an ability to maintain a higher balance of well-being in the triad of cycles, physical, emotional and intellectual.