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Practical Horseman

Practical Horseman Winter 2018

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

in this issue

3 min.
the art of matchmaking

What happens when you’re an adult amateur fresh out of graduate school with four-star dreams and a shoestring budget? If you’re Tiffany Wandy, you call Kimberly Godwin Clark of Thoroughbred Placement Resources. Thoroughbred Placement Resources, or TPR, is a Thoroughbred rescue operation registered with A Home For Every Horse. As TPR’s founder, Clark evaluates, promotes and places Thoroughbreds as upper-level prospects with top riders in jumpers, eventing and dressage. Clark’s Thoroughbreds are ambassadors reaching for the echelons of Bally Cor, Touch of Class and Jet Run. Her secret to success? Developing relationships and matching horses to the right discipline and the right rider. It’s a formula that has proven successful for Wandy, who currently has two horses from TPR. A Horse Called James Wandy met Doctor James at TPR in 2012. She had contacted…

2 min.
how we deliver

The other day I was in a doctor’s office and, as usual, there were plenty of magazines on side tables. But everyone in the waiting room had their cellphones out, and they were busy tapping on the screens—myself included. This isn’t surprising, but it caught my attention because over the last several months, we’ve been taking an in-depth look at how you want to get your information. The magazine, of course, is still a favorite. As you can see from this larger and newly designed Practical Horseman, we are committed to bringing you issues jam-packed with information about riding and training from the leaders in dressage, eventing, hunters and jumpers, as well as health-care advances from leading veterinarians. We’ll continue to do this moving forward as a quarterly publication. We’re also making…

2 min.
the next chapter

I’ve never been entirely comfortable with change. I personally don’t know many people who are. But I do know that with change comes exciting opportunities, and that’s what I want to share with you as we move forward into our next chapter. For close to 25 years, Dressage Today arrived in your mailbox each month, bringing you hundreds of training articles coupled with stories that made you not just a subscriber but a valued part of the DT family. Today, our family, like any other, is growing and changing with the times. The biggest change is the merging of Dressage Today print with our sister publication, Practical Horseman. Some of you may be familiar with Prac, a monthly magazine that has brought how-to training, health and lifestyle articles to subscribers for…

1 min.
on the web

Perfect Your Half-Halt Out of the Saddle Mount Holyoke Coach C.J. Law shares six seat-fixing exercises (page 55) to improve balance, position and control. Visit the web for another unmounted position-strengthening exercise that you can do on a full-size trampoline. PracticalHorsemanMag.com Visit Prac’s website for exclusive online content on training, health, lifestyle, news and competition. The Latest in the Equine Industry Stay informed with up-to-the-minute reports from the annual meetings of the U.S. Equestrian Federation, U.S. Hunter Jumper Association, U.S. Eventing Association and U.S. Dressage Federation. Insights on NSAIDs and Gut Health Researchers look at how some anti-inflammatory drugs affect the beneficial microbial population in your horse’s gut and what that means for his health. Drugs included: nonselective NSAIDs, such as phenylbutazone (bute), and COX-2 selective NSAIDs, such as firocoxib—known as Previcox and Equioxx. Innovative Toggle Technique Beats…

1 min.
want more dressage?

Video: The Benefits of Equine Chiropractic Work Dr. Steve Engle explains the considerable benefits of chiropractic work for the performance horse. Watch as he examines Olympic dressage rider Lisa Wilcox’s horse. Top Tips for Young Rider Success Germany’s rising dressage star, 24-year-old Sönke Rothen-berger, shares his advice for aspiring young riders. What Are You Afraid Of? Sport psychologist Jenny Susser, PhD, explores the personal topic of fear and how it can affect you as a rider. Developing Dressage Riders At the College Level Leading Intercollegiate Dressage Association coach Lisa Moosmueller-Terry discusses some of the ways that college dressage teams can help riders and aspiring professionals cultivate their skills. Connect with Dressage Today on social media. facebook.com/DressageToday instagram.com/DressageToday twitter.com/DressageToday pinterest.com/DressageToday…

2 min.
snapshot

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