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Practical Horseman magazine is the go-to source for information on riding and training, horse care and stable management to keep you and your horse happy, confident and healthy. We are your link to the top hunter, jumper, eventing and dressage trainers and veterinarians in the sport.

Practical Horseman OnDemand

Practical Horseman OnDemand features online lessons taught by the world’s greatest riders, trainers and experts in hunters, jumpers, eventing and equitation.

Liz Halliday-Sharp – Create Power, Not Speed

International eventer Liz Halliday-Sharp tells riders at an informal clinic that speed is no match for power in all the eventing phase

What Makes a Good Horseperson

Holly shares what makes a good horseperson, including putting the horse’s needs first and understanding all aspects of a horse’s well-being.

Michele Wellman – Cavalletti Exercises

USEA ICP Level 2 Certified Instructor Michele Wellman works with riders over a series of cavalletti exercises.

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12 Training Tips from Buck Davidson

“The clinic was truly magical experience for all of us,” said amateur eventer Tiffany Morey. Morey was the winner of […]

Jumping Clinic

Jumping Clinic: Too-Far Back Seat

Overall: This rider’s seat is too far back in the saddle, restricting her ability to give the horse freedom to […]

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US Equestrian Announces NetJets® U.S. Jumping Team for CHIO Aachen

Observation event for team selection for the 2022 FEI Jumping World Championships Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce […]

Practical Horseman Podcast

Practical Horseman Podcast: Holly Hugo-Vidal

On this week’s episode, sponsored by Bimeda, co-host Sandy Oliynyk speaks with top hunter, jumper and equitation trainer, Holly Hugo-Vidal. […]


Connecting the Seat in Canter

This picture shows Laura Oliver riding her 17-year-old horse Brontesaurus. “Bronte,” as she calls him, is a Percheron/Thoroughbred crossbreed, and […]


BOSS Buckets Takes the Equine World by Storm

On June 4th, the horse world got a little more exciting with BOSS Equine Products’ launch of their one of […]


Sensible, Self-Reliant and Still in the Saddle

Out of bed at 5 a.m., Marilyn Payne heads straight to the barn, making sure everything is in order. Then […]

Practical Horseman Podcast

PHOD Pod: Using a Rope Halter

Welcome to the PHOD Pod! The Practical Horseman Podcast’s minisode series where we share audio lessons from our favorite Practical Horseman OnDemand videos. At […]

EDCC Health Watch

Two Cases of EIA Confirmed in Texas

On June 9, the Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) reported that a Thoroughbred in Crane County and a Quarter Horse […]

EDCC Health Watch

Two Horses in Osceola County, FL, Tested Positive for EEE

On June 6, the Florida Department Agriculture and Consumer Services reported that two horses in Osceola County, Florida, have tested […]

EDCC Health Watch

San Mateo County, CA, Reports Third Case of EHV-1

On June 6, a 7-year-old Holsteiner mare in San Mateo County, California, tested positive for equine herpesvirus myeloencephalopathy (EHM, the […]