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The Mare Matters in Sporthorse Breeding

Five top European breeders talk about the importance of the mare in sporthorse breeding and the qualities she needs to produce talented, rideable offspring.

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How Do I Deal with a Spooky Horse?

Cindi Wylie answers this reader question, explaining that given time, patience and proper training, you can “de-spook” your horse to some degree.

Credit: Courtesy of Trafalgar Square Books Grooming begins at a very young age and is often enjoyed by a foal. A foal will often begin to nibble the person brushing him in return as a sign of grateful thanks. Should he bite, however, it is best to push him away or reprimand him with the voice in a sharp manner such as “leave it!”

A Lesson in Handling Young Horses with Ingrid Klimke

In this book excerpt, Ingrid Klimke explains her theories on handling young horses.

Credit: Silke Rottermann Monica Theodorescu holds her 24-year-old broodmare, Renaissance (right), and first foal, Tattoo.

Monica Theodorescu: From Foals to Grand Prix

Germany’s national coach describes her journey to breed her own Grand Prix horses.