Practical Horseman Extra: Build Rider Confidence and the Pros and Cons of Roadwork

Eventer Sharon White shares how being a leader for your horse will improve your confidence. Also, a top vet shares the pros and cons of riding on firm footing.

Creating thoughtful training plans can improve your relationship with your horse and his fitness. In this Practical Horseman Extra we cover two such plans:

• Five-star eventer Sharon White shares exercises on how to become a more confident rider by improving communication with your horse. The first step is being the leader in the partnership.

• Laura Werner, DVM, of Hagyard Equine Medical Institute’s Davidson Surgery Center, explains how working with your veterinarian to develop a careful system of exercising your horse on firm footing may help strengthen his tendons and ligaments.

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