As Registered Equine Reproduction Specialist Dr John Chopin explains, the single most limiting factor affecting a horse’s athletic potential might be the 11 months spent in utero. Did you choose the best bloodlines? Are you feeding your equine athlete all the recommended feeds and micronutrients? Have you got the best trainer? Do you get them regularly massaged or acupunctured? Are you looking for something else to maximise the potential of a horse that, genetically, should be a superstar, but is not quite living up to expectations?