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Practical Horseman

Practical Horseman Dressage Today Extra Volume 3

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

13 min.
ten tips for a 10

As an FEI 4* judge, I see a lot of moments in the competition arena where I wish I could just tell the rider, “You could correct that mistake by doing ‘X’ and get an extra point.” Obviously, in the real world of judging, I cannot coach a rider at the precise moment help is needed. In the judge’s box, all I can do is provide helpful comments to the scribe, have faith in the legibility of her handwriting and hope the rider is able to review the test carefully and truly learn from it. Certain fixes are more common than others, and I have compiled a list of 10 tips that I find myself wishing more competitors would keep in mind before heading down centerline. Try them out, and hopefully…

13 min.
expert tips for healthy horsekeeping

As a dressage rider, being a veterinarian or being married to one seems to offer an unfair advantage in the daily effort of maintaining a happy, healthy, peak-performing equine partner. Not many fit that description, but Dressage Today found five who were happy to share their strategies for things all owners can do or provide for their steeds. “The first and most important thing for everyone to remember is that horses, just like people, are individuals,” notes Melanie Burnley, DVM, a veterinarian and Grand Prix competitor. “The most important thing that a rider can do is get to know her horse as an individual and then treat him as such. Everything else is just suggestions.” She and her husband and fellow FEI trainer and rider, JT Burnley, own Wrenwood Dressage in…