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Practical Horseman Dressage Today Extra Volume 11

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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Active Interest Media
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4 Issues

in this issue

11 min.
janet foy's tests & techniques

In the following article, I will point out a few common show-ring mistakes at each level from Training Level through Grand Prix. These mistakes that judges often see can be corrected with just a bit of extra concentration and effort. While my suggestions might seem like small details, they can greatly improve your riding, and your horse will undoubtedly feel the benefit. These improvements can become habit with daily work, and by the time show season arrives again, these new habits should translate to higher scores. Training Level Inaccurate figures: Sometimes it seems that no one in the history of dressage knows how to make a real 20-meter circle at letters E and B. In the Training Level tests, there are several circles at these locations, which means you have several opportunities…

5 min.
how to identify colic

Colic is one of the most common disorders that horses experience. It is also one of the most feared maladies a horse owner can face. You can improve your horse’s chances of a good outcome by recognizing the signs of colic early. Colic in horses is not a specific disease diagnosis, nor is it an indication of the condition’s cause or a prognosis for recovery. Colic simply means “abdominal pain.” For example, a mare in the second stage of labor may display colicky signs until her foal is delivered. Colic can have a variety of causes, including internal parasites, sudden feed changes, gastrointestinal ulcers, ingestion of toxic plants and displaced positioning of sections of bowel. As a horse owner, you should be familiar with signs of colic and promptly report your…