7 Training Tips with Phillip Dutton • How to Deal with Arthritis

Phillip Dutton shares seven training tips with an emphasis on doing the simple things well. Plus, a veterinarian explains how to keep a sporthorse with arthritis comfortable and competing.
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Olympic gold medalist Phillip Dutton shares wisdom with nine horse-and-rider combinations at a clinic.

In this issue, Dutton:

  • emphasizes that riders should “Do the simple, important things really well.”
  • coaches riders on straightness, connection and forward riding.
  • stresses the importance of having clear goals for every ride and understanding that everything you do on your horse is training in some way.

PLUS, A. Kent Allen, DVM, explains that medication and management can slow the progression of arthritis and help maintain your horse’s comfort so he’s able to perform.

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