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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.

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.

Exercises to Try Now

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University of Pennsylvania Has a Confirmed Case of EHM

On May 18, the University of Pennsylvania’s New Bolton Center confirmed one of its equine patients tested positive for equine […]

EDCC Health Watch

Equine Disease Information Dissemination

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:Contact: Kimberly S. Brown ([email protected])Colleen Scott ([email protected]) Boehringer Ingelheim and the Equine Network Collaborate on Equine Disease Information […]

Practical Horseman Podcast

PHOD Pod: Dealing with Show Nerves

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 […]


From Skis to Stirrups

This September I walked into Stanford’s Freshman Activities Fair knowing exactly what team I wanted to join: the Alpine Ski […]


PHOD: How Horses Learn

In this collection, Practical Horseman OnDemand coach Chelsea Canedy talks about how horses learn, including how being a prey animal […]


The 2022 IHSA Nationals Through a Competitor’s Eyes

When I looked at colleges, I always knew I wanted to ride, but I never thought I would end up […]


Get to Know Julie Boilesen, Omaha Equestrian Foundation and the 2023 FEI World Cup

Practical Horseman sat down with Julie Boilesen, the CEO of the Omaha Equestrian Foundation during the International Omaha to get […]

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International Omaha Returns for First Time Since 2019

After a two-year hiatus due to COVID, the International Omaha was back, but this time with both show jumping and […]

Practical Horseman Podcast

Practical Horseman Podcast: Leslie Burr Howard

This week’s episode, brought to you by Bimeda, is with 1984 Olympic gold medalist Leslie Burr Howard. Howard won the […]


PHOD: Extension, Collection and Rollback in Trot and Canter

In this series of short videos taken during Equitana USA, Grand prix jumper rider and trainer Ronny Riemer explains and […]


PHOD: Quicker and More Responsive

In this video, German Olympic eventer Bettina Hoy problems common to so many riders including getting the horses more active […]