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.
Love, Fate and a Special Equine Sanctuary • Second chances—and second soulmates—can come when you least expect them.
Practical Horseman • VOL. 49, NO. 4, WINTER 2021
Problems as Wins
Stories of Hope
ON THE WEB • On PracticalHorsemanMag.com and DressageToday.com
The Power of the Crest Release
Rider Balance in the Canter
To Err Is Human… • … but to re-evaluate accepted precepts can be—if not divine—productive.
The Giving Moment • Lessons in letting go
SHIFTING GEARS • International eventer Liz Halliday-Sharp tells California riders that speed is no match for power.
RIDE LIKE A ROCK STAR • Trainer Holly Hugo-Vidal shares four exercises that will lead to better distances.
FANTASTIC FLYING CHANGES • Produce your horse’s best flying changes with this Pan American gold medalist’s four-part suppling exercise.
What is a Flying Change?
EXERCISES FROM ANNE KURSINSKI • The five-time Olympian and team silver medalist shares training advice and strategies with clinic riders.
A DANGEROUS LINK • Insulin dysregulation can trigger laminitis, and it’s more common than you might think. Here’s a look at how to help prevent it in your horse.
Other Common Causes of Laminitis
From Reality TV to Wellington Pro • Philesha Chandler went from winning “The Search for America’s Next Equestrian Star: Dressage” to establishing her own training business.
15 Tips to Improve Communication with Your Horse • The training advice Chrissa Hoffmann gives to a para-rider is good for all riders looking to better their relationships with their horses.
Cold-Weather Care • Tips for helping your horses stay healthy and active through the winter
PRACTICAL HORSEMAN’S TACK ROOM
To help control your horse’s shoulders on a circle that is a challenging size… • Representing the United States at the 2019 Pan American Games, Jennifer Baumert earned team silver and individual bronze medals. Based in Wellington, Florida, she has trained with Henk van Bergen and Scott Hassler and currently trains with Debbie McDonald. She is a U.S. Dressage Federation Certified Instructor through FEI levels and trains Rebecca Hart, team bronze medalist at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics.