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Horse Conditioning

Here’s what you need to know to keep your dressage horse fit for his job.

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Pam Stone: Another Month, Another Arabian

Blogger Pam Stone shares an update on the latest addition to her barn: a 14.1-hand Arabian.

Kim Herslow and Reno working out in the grass riding field.

Kim Herslow and Reno

Recovery continues at Upper Creek Farm in New Jersey.

Forrest's trot work continues as his soundness improves

Forrest's trot work continues as his soundness improves

As I increased Forrest’s trot time under saddle, I’ve sent periodic videos to Dr. Gillis whose most recent feedback declared he was looking sounder. What a relief!

Credit: Lara Ceppi Your horse’s health and fitness play a critical role in his happiness and performance. Here, Lilly Simons rides Delila, a 15-year-old Oldenburg mare owned by Gayle Bontecou.

Rehabilitation Basics for the Dressage Horse

Help your horse return to work and prevent future injuries with advice from leaders in the sport.

Credit: Arnd Bronkhorst - Keeping a smart, talented horse happy and challenged is not easy. Varying routines with hacking, cavalletti work and even jumping can build strength and agility while keeping the horse eagerly engaged.

How Can I Keep My Dressage Horse Happy and Fit?

USDF gold medalist Gigi Nutter gives advice on how to keep a dressage horse content and willing in his work while maintaining his fitness.


Easing Equine Aches with Liniment

Modern formulas go one step farther than your grandpa's favorite


The Proof Behind Horse Hair Analysis

Can hair analysis determine what supplements a horse needs?


Can Your Dressage Training Improve with Limited Time in the Saddle?

Lauren Sprieser explains how to make progress even with time constraints on your opportunity to ride.

Diane Barber and her horse, Jesse | Photo by Rich Bornstein

Alternative Therapies Help Equine Tendon Injury

A horse owner shares alternative therapies that helped her dressage horse recover from a tendon injury.