Winding Down

Giving your horse a break from training can result in a healthier, happier horse–if you do it correctly.
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Giving your horse a break from training can result in a healthier, happier horse–if you do it correctly.  

"It’s important to periodically back off from training, whether the athlete is a human or horse," says Trisha Dowling, DVM, MSc, Dipl. ACVIM, ACVCP, of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

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Marcia King is an award-winning freelance writer based in Ohio who specializes in equine, canine, and feline veterinary topics. She’s schooled in hunt seat, dressage, and Western pleasure.

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