Develop Collection Without Resistance • How to Deal with Arthritis

A judge and instructor shares a positive approach to tackling the top of the Training Pyramid—collection. Plus, a veterinarian dives into arthritis management for the sporthorse.

Judge, instructor and coach Karen Adams explains that achieving collection requires time, patience and good tools for developing the Training Pyramid building blocks.

In this issue, Adams:

  • says that the first step to solving a resistance problem is being sure your mount is healthy, sound and comfortable in his tack
  • remarks that riders must identify and fill any “aid holes” before tacking collection
  • shares three exercises to test and build suppleness

PLUS, A. Kent Allen, DVM, examines the types of medication and management options available to help keep a horse with arthritis comfortable and competing.

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