Welcome to Practical Horseman Magazine
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.
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.
Jump-Free Jump Schooling & 6 Tips to Protect Gut Health
A collegiate equestrian coach shares ground pole exercises to help develop winning course-riding habits. Plus, a veterinarian shares six steps to protect your horse’s gut health.
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Tips to Get More Out of Your Veterinary Partnership
Horse owners need to take an active part in helping their veterinarians stay safe and happy in equine practice.
The Ins and Outs of In-and-Outs & Tips for Blanketing a Trace-Clipped Horse
Peter Leone teaches you how to jump in-and-outs confidently. Plus, pro groom Max Corcoran shows you how to blanket a trace-clipped horse.
Boyd Martin Claims First CCI5*-L Win for USA in 13 Years
The last time a U.S. rider won a CCI5*-L was in 2008 at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event.
Townend Remains on Top After Cross-Country at the Maryland 5 Star
Oliver Townend and Cooley Master Class maintain their lead in the CCI5*-L after a double-clear cross-country round.
Townend Maintains Lead After Day 2 Dressage at Maryland 5 Star
Ahead of a never-before-ridden cross-country course, Townend leads the pack followed by Tim Price and Boyd Martin in the CCI5*-L at the Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill.
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