It presents step by-step training programs and showing advice from recognized experts in hunters, jumpers, equitation, dressage, and eventing, along with money- and time-saving ideas on health care and stable management.
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A Leg Up • At a cutting-edge pediatric therapy center in Pennsylvania, horses are changing lives.
Relaxed Elbows Versus Turned-Out Too Far
Improving Self-Carriage and Self-Confidence
Cupid: A Love Story • The best Valentine’s Day surprise I ever received was the opportunity to help a little gelding with sparkling eyes and the heart of a fighter.
What’s the Point? • Jim explains why incorporating dressage in an event horse’s training is effective … up to a point.
When 1+1 Is Greater Than 2 • Musings on the unique chemistry of horse and rider
Olympic Insight with Robert Dover • Robert Dover, himself a six-time Olympian, gives his impression of dressage in Tokyo.
CELEBRATE IHSA! • When horse shows go collegiate, the result is pure magic—and it all starts with member schools like these.
Tips to Get More Out of Your Veterinary Partnership • Horse owners need to take an active part in helping their veterinarians stay safe and happy in equine practice.
5 STAR PREVIEW • One of just seven CCI5* events worldwide, the inaugural Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill this October will feature riders competing at the top of the sport.
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF TROT JUMPS • Develop your horse’s balance, confidence, timing and more.
5 EXERCISES WITH MARGIE ENGLE • Engle’s takeaway to the winner of a clinic contest and 10 barn mates: Use more leg.
7 More Tips for Success • Here are seven additional training tips that riders gleaned from Olympian Margie Engle during Practical Horseman’s “Win a Day with Margie Engle” clinic:
JOHNNY'S JOURNEY • A rescued Thoroughbred gets a happy ending even though the adventure has not gone exactly to plan.
Trainers: A Bridge Between Worlds
A Home For Every Horse
A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION • While these two common conditions can end equine careers, modern diagnostics and treatment—plus careful management—can offer hope.
Jondolar’s Story: Mild to Moderate Navicular Changes
Surfaces and Such
Adrienne Sternlicht: Align Your Words with Your Actions • Get to know Adrienne Sternlicht—World Equestrian Games gold medalist and leaderboard-topping international show jumper.
10 Tips for Better Driving Aids • Use the seat, leg, voice and whip to help train the horse to the lightest forward aid.
All About Joints • Take an inside look at the structures that power motion to help your horse stay sound.
PRACTICAL HORSEMAN'S TACK ROOM
To maintain a correct upper body position in the corners…