Winter Workouts

Winter doesn’t have to be—and shouldn’t be—a time of hibernation for your horse.

Come May, Trisha Dowling, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, ACVCP,  of Saskatchewan, Canada, is ready to take on the challenges of competitive endurance—and, equally important, so are her horses. The same can be said of Carey Williams, PhD, of New Jersey. Her sport is eventing, in which she competes spring through fall. Andy Kaneps of Massachusetts used to raise and compete hunters and jumpers; today he prefers riding noncompetitive dressage year-round.

All three riders and horse experts have a few things in common: they recognize the importance of working their horses throughout the winter.

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