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Practical Horseman

Practical Horseman Practical Horseman Extra Volume 10

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.

Country:
United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Active Interest Media
Frequency:
Quarterly
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4 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
about david marcus

Born in Omaha, Nebraska, David Marcus moved to Canada in 1996 and became a Canadian citizen in 2011. He and the Danish Warmblood gelding Chrevi’s Capital represented his new country in both the 2012 London Olympics and the 2014 FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France. The pair also competed on multiple Nations Cup teams and topped the North American League to qualify for the 2013 FEI World Cup™ Dressage Final in Göthenburg, Sweden. Throughout his career, David has won many Grands Prix, including CDIs at Dressage at Devon and the Adequan Global Dressage Festival. He won the 2016 Adequan/USDF Intermediate II Dressage Horse of the Year award aboard Binjora. During the 2018 Adequan/USDF Global Dressage Festival, David debuted his new upper-level mount, Dean Martin. The pair took first place…

14 min.
weighty matters

In the Practical Horseman Extra Volume 4, Grand Prix rider Nicholas Fyffe explained the importance of having consistent aids and expectations when working with your horse on the ground. Here, his husband and business partner, David Marcus—an Olympian and accomplished Grand Prix rider—shows how to translate those same goals into your work under saddle. The world’s best riders make dressage into an art form by creating and controlling their horses’ power with opposing aids—producing energy with the legs and seat and using the body and rein contact to channel it. They do this so harmoniously that you rarely see their aids. What you also don’t see is all the homework that went into getting to that point. To achieve such finesse, you must be effective at every level. From the very…

3 min.
boost fly-control strategies

In the summertime, flies are an unavoidable nuisance around barns and horses, but you can minimize the infestation by addressing its source, implementing some stable-management practices and getting the most out of your fly spray. Tackle the Source Timely elimination of breeding sites and moisture control are important in reducing infestation. Houseflies visit moist material from manure and other organic matter, where the females will lay eggs as they feed. Likewise, stable flies will develop in decaying matter, such as dirty straw, spilled feed or hay, and urine or water. Here are a few simple tips to keep the breeding population down in your barn: Clean up manure daily in stalls and at least weekly in paddocks. Spread or compost the waste. Replace stall bedding weekly. Shavings and sawdust have been proven…