Take Your Ride to a New Level • 4 Summer Health Issues to Watch For

An Olympic show jumper offers strategies to create a perfect ride by using correct riding technique and becoming one with your horse. Plus, a veterinarian advises on four summer health issues to watch for this season.

Olympian Peter Leone discusses how to find your “sweet spot” by owning your riding education, listening to your horse and riding in the moment.

In this issue, Leone:

  • describes the feeling of “finding your zone”—when every element of your ride falls magically into place—and how to achieve it.
  • explains that to truly excel, your horsemanship must transcend correct riding technique. You must have an understanding and sense of how to communicate with your horse at all times.

PLUS, Laura Hutton, MVB, explains how to keep your horse at his best this summer by protecting him from heat, sun and bugs.

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