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No Stirrups, No Problem • Clipping and Blanketing Insights from Top Grooms

An expert offers advice to keep you and your horse comfortable when working without stirrups. Plus, top grooms share blanketing and clipping tips for the winter.

In this issue, Ann Guptill, a USDF certified instructor and examiner, explains the benefits of riding without
stirrups and how to protect your horse’s back when doing so. Plus, top international horse-care experts Alan Davies
and Carmen Thiemann share their insights on clipping and blanketing.


In this issue:

  • Guptill shares upper and lower body exercises to practice without stirrups.
  • Davies and Thiemann explain that knowing your horse as an individual is key to a customized approach to clipping
    and blanketing.


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