Vol. 5 – Issue 4


14 STUMBLING BLOCKS
Learn how to deal with hoof emergencies in one of the most inconvenient environments you and your horse will encounter – out on the trail.

18 STAGE FRIGHT?
Your horse performs perfectly at home, but goes to pieces at his first show. What’s wrong? Prepare him for a stress-free show.

21 JUST ALONG FOR THE RIDE?
Learn how to maximize training opportunities during the time you spend with your horse – both in and out of the arena.

26 DON’T BE A VICTIM
Horse theft is a very real threat. Find out how to protect your equine partner, and what to do if he gets stolen.

30 RARING TO GO
Ready for a full summer of riding? Acupressure can help your horse overcome stiffness and get back in shape.

34 UP FOR A CHALLENGE?
Obstacles are a great way to add variety to your training program. Here are 5 simple ones you can create yourself.

41 MIND YOUR MANNERS
It’s important to understand basic rider etiquette both in the ring and out on the trail.

48 WEST NILE VIRUS
Most veterinarians recommend horses get a West Nile vaccine every year. But how much do you actually know about the disease, the risk level and the vaccine?

52 ROAD TRIP
Follow these three steps to selecting a safe and comfortable trailer you and your horse will love.

56 WORN THIN–PART 2
Take a look at the wear patterns on your horse’s hooves. They’re telling you something important.

60 FULL OF VINEGAR
Do you have apple cider vinegar in your kitchen cabinet? It’s also something that can do double duty in the barn.

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