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Want to ride a SMOOTHER hunter round? Make a WINNING jump-off turn? Sit the trot BETTER? Rate your eventer’s cross-country speed ACCURATELY? Ensure your horse’s HEALTH? 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.
Use the Off Season To Plan for Improvement • How To Keep Your Horse Hydrated During the Winter
Olympian Jim Wofford offers a plan to keep your horse fit during the off season. Plus, a veterinarian answers a reader’s question about keeping horses hydrated during the winter.
The Equine Network Continues Expansion, Acquires The Horse
The Equine Network has acquired leading equine health care resources The Horse: Your Guide to Equine Health Care and TheHorse.com.
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Ask A Pro Samantha Burton Henley Q3: Protecting a Shiny Coat and Hooves
We asked Sam, how she protects her horse's shiny coats and hoof health when she opts to keep them turned out as much as possible.
The Low-Down on Jumper Warm-Ups • Dry Your Damp Horse in the Winter
Two jumper trainers explain how a good warm-up plan can maximize your performance in the ring. Plus, a veterinarian shares how to dry your damp horse on a cold winter day.
Practical Horseman Podcast: Maryland 5 Star Rider Interviews
On this episode of the Practical Horseman Podcast, hear from riders who competed at the inaugural Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill.
Navicular and Ringbone: A Step in the Right Direction
While these two common conditions can end equine careers, modern diagnostics and treatment—plus careful management—can offer hope.
Jumping Clinic: Relaxed Elbows Versus Turned-Out Too Far
Beezie Madden explains how a rider's elbows being turned out can effect the line from the horse's mouth to the elbow.
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