Stand Out in the Under-Saddle • Relieve Poll Pressure

A judge shares tips to help your horse stand out in the hunter under-saddle class. Plus, an equine sports massage therapist gives advice to prevent and relieve poll tightness.
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As a hunter/equitation judge and top hunter competitor herself, Keri Kampsen knows the inside scoop on hunter flat classes. From the moment you step into the ring for an under-saddle class, you want to show yourself and your horse in the best light possible.

In this issue, Kampsen:

  • Shares 13 tips to make your horse stand out in a hunter flat class.
  • Stresses that the judge should see your horse as often as possible as you ride around the arena.
  • Provides a diagram of the best tracks to take to be noticed by the judge.

PLUS, Jo-Ann Wilson, M.Ed., a nationally certified and licensed equine massage therapist, shares what you can do to prevent and relieve motion problems caused by muscle tightness in your horse’s poll.

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