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Practical Horseman

Practical Horseman Spring 2019

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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4 Issues

in this issue

5 min.
competing for a cause

The horses and riders of the Tractor Supply Company Music Country Grand Prix, hosted at Brownland Farm in Franklin, Tennessee, make the towering jumps and tricky combinations look easy. The audience is captivated, taking in the action from a patrons’ tent, sideline cabanas, arena rails and golf carts—wherever they can snag a seat—groaning in solidarity when a rail falls and cheering enthusiastically when a rider earns a clean round. Though the day’s action takes place in the arena, the true heart of the Music Country Grand Prix is actually located a few miles away, up a hilly country road. From spectators to competitors to volunteers, everyone attending the annual event is there for one cause: to support and raise funds for the Saddle Up! therapeutic riding center. A COMMUNITY EFFORT Saddle Up! is…

2 min.
living—and riding—in balance

As I write this, I’m thinking about three things—that I’m on deadline for this issue, that I really want to ride on this gorgeous nearly 60-degree February day and that I promised I would help herd nearly 70 kids at my 10-year-old daughter’s play practice after school (seriously, what was I thinking when I agreed to that?). If only there were three of me. Most people I know, myself included, are trying to keep their lives in some kind of balance, usually involving family, work and health. Horse people have the added challenge of including their horses in this mix, which gets even more complicated when you’re competing. I thought about all of this while reading our profile on Frankie Thieriot Stutes, an amateur eventer who won the Fair Hill International CCI***…

2 min.
the new practical horseman

Combining Practical Horseman with a new format, including dressage, is a wonderful idea. At first, I felt like I wouldn’t get anything out of this, as I am nearly 70 and ride less and less. However, this issue has gotten me excited about the thought of getting out there on my 30-year-old horse when the weather breaks. Thank you so much for revamping this magazine; I will be looking forward to each issue with anticipation. —Salli Roberts, Blair, Nebraska Just wanted to let you know I received my first Practical Horseman with Dressage Today combined and I LOVE IT! I’ve always gotten Dressage Today because it’s my main discipline, but I love cross-training and the new format was such a joy to read. Now I feel like I have the complete package…

1 min.
missing dressage today

I have always loved reading Dressage Today and in recent years also felt honored to write for the magazine as a freelancer. This publication has had a huge influence on my riding and writing! I’ll miss the monthly magazine a lot but I have great confidence in the DT team. I know the online expansions and content in PH will be fantastic! —Karen Brittle, via Facebook I hate reading articles online. I love having Dressage Today arriving in my mailbox. I keep past issues and often refer back to them. It is my favorite equine magazine. Just sad. —Tazma Toi Trent, via Facebook I’ve enjoyed DT for so many years and it has become a banner for dressage sport in the USA. While I know the cost of producing magazines has become onerous, I’m…

2 min.
on the web

PracticalHorsemanMag.com Visit Prac's website for exclusive online content on training, health, lifestyle, news and competition. Identify Your Horse’s Baseline Vitals Pro groom Liv Gude explains how and why to take your horse’s temperature in our new Stable Management column (page 104). You should also be comfortable taking his resting pulse and respiration. To learn how, visit the website to read “How to Take Your Horse’s Pulse Under His Jaw” with Javier Donatelli, DVM, and “How to Take Your Horse’s Respiration” with Greg Schmid, DVM. New! Jumping Clinic Video Critique with Beezie Madden Legendary trainer George Morris has passed the Jumping Clinic torch on to two-time Olympic gold medalist Beezie Madden. In addition to the photo critiques, the column will now feature a video component in which Beezie evaluates a readersubmitted video. Visit the website…

1 min.