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.
Practical Horseman • VOL. 50, NO. 2, SUMMER 2022
Control and Trust
ON THE WEB
2 Seats That Are Too Far Back
It’s Hard to Beat the Best of the Best • The world’s best event rider on the world’s best event horse took home the trophy from Kentucky 2022, but Jim sees evidence of an increasingly competitive U.S. squad.
Vaulting to New Heights • At this unique program, riders of all abilities are encouraged to give gymnastics on horseback a try.
Secure the Seat for Better Balance
Recharting the Course • Musings on the predictably unpredictable nature of horses
COMMUNICATION IS KEY • Show jumper Bliss Heers spends every day striving to have happy horse partners.
14 Tips for a BETTER UNDER-SADDLE CLASS • A top hunter/equitation judge shares insights to help your horse shine in a hunter flat class.
Training Youngsters to GRAND PRIX • Dressage rider Alice Tarjan is successfully training young horses up the levels with a focus on understanding each individual horse’s needs.
SUMMER COAT CARE • During warm weather, your horse’s skin and coat need special attention. Two top grooms share tips on maintaining a healthy glow all season.
A Quick Grooming Refresher
TO CLIP OR NOT?
Cattle Sorting with Rescued Off-Track Thoroughbreds • Get out of your comfort zone and try something new with your horse.
Hoof Health and Weather Woes • Moisture can afffect your horse’s hooves. Here’s how to keep it from harming them.
How to Apply Liniment • Help your horse recover from a strenuous workout by applying liniments, braces or cooling gels.
2023 FEI World Cup Finals • Omaha Equestrian Foundation’s Lisa Roskens shares what will be new for the 2023 finals.
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PRACTICAL HORSEMAN'S TACK ROOM
To ensure the horse is accepting the connection to the bridle properly …