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4 Common Training Problems Solved • Understanding Hock Health

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Jennifer Baumert examines four common training problems and provides exercises to work on the issues. Plus, Mary H. Bell, VMD, breaks down the anatomy of the equine hock and explains what elements can affect hock health.

In this issue:

  • Baumert examines these 4 common training problems:
    1. A running horse that is heavy in the hand
    2. A horse that is afraid or distracted
    3. A horse that is heavy on the left rein
    4. A horse that repeatedly breaks into trot when asked for more collection at canter
  • Dr. Bell explains that dressage is a system of progressive strength training, and a day or two per week of rest or light work is needed to allow healing in the hocks.

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