Winter is the perfect time to brush up on skills and techniques that will help your competition performance. If you’re a hunter rider, learning to show off your horse in an under-saddle class is a valuable competition skill. And for all riders, monitoring your horse’s daily routine and tracking his health, behavior and performance will help you learn to predict what methods work best for him.

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In this issue:

• Hunter rider Amanda Steege shares three exercises to practice refining your flatting skills at home. She also offers tips for making the most of your ride at the actual competition.

• Grand prix show jumper Debbie Stephens describes her methods for gathering and tracking all the pertinent information that might affect your horse’s health, happiness and performance.

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