Strengthen Your Base for Better Balance • Prepare Your Barn for Winter

A hunter/jumper trainer shares exercises to help strengthen your base of support. Plus, check out Practical Horseman’s checklist to prepare your barn for winter.

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Intercollegiate trainer Sherry Cashman believes that a strong, secure base of support improves performance.

In this issue, Cashman:

  • explains why your base of support is so important. For starters, she says, it’ll save you from “eating dirt.”
  • shares flat and over fences exercises to help strengthen your base of support.  

PLUS, judge and clinician Sarah Geikie suggests ways to prepare for the winter months. From stocking up on supplies to checking your horse’s blankets to snow removal equipment, this checklist will have you ready for the season.

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