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Jenny C. helped move Marathon to the trainer so he could take dressage “boot camp” while I’m on the human version of stall rest. Having great friends is a good thing.

Photo: Michelle N. Anderson

My dressage horse, Marathon, has struggled with soundness issues over the past couple of years. But with a new set of shoes and some veterinary help, he’s stayed sound through the spring and built back his strength. We even started incorporating collected canter and canter pirouettes back into his training

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Michelle Anderson is the former digital managing editor at The Horse. A lifelong horse owner, Anderson competes in dressage and enjoys trail riding. She’s a Washington State University graduate and holds a bachelor’s degree in communications with a minor in business administration and extensive coursework in animal sciences. She has worked in equine publishing since 1998. She currently lives with her husband on a small horse property in Central Oregon.

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