Practical Horseman Extra: Finesse the Flat Class • Track Your Horse’s Health

Learn these skills at home to help achieve a winning performance in the under-saddle class, plus tips to compile a record book for your horse’s health

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.

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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