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Develop Soundness from the Saddle • Prepare Your Barn for Winter

Beth Baumert shares that the key to a horse’s longevity is riding him in balance. Plus, get a head start on preparing your farm for winter.
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Beth Baumert explains that the best thing you can do for your horse’s health and longevity is to ride him in a way that’s friendly to his body.

In this issue, Baumert:

  • describes common back-to-front and lateral balance issues.
  • explains that half halts and transitions are the rider’s primary tools to improve the balance of the horse.
  • shares two exercises to practice honing balance.

PLUS, farm owners and operators share their fall maintenance plans to help prepare their barns for winter.

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