Meredith examines components of preventive maintenance for all equines with a team of experts to cover every aspect of the equine's physical health and psychological well-being, including hoof care with Master Farrier, Rusty May, sequential training and how to communicate effectively with your equine.
Meredith explains the importance of good posture and proper conditioning on the lead line, through obstacles, during trailer loading and in the round pen. Includes a discussion of equine chiropractics with Kevin Haussler, DVM, DC, PhD and also stretching exercises with your equine.
Body awareness or "proprioception" is critical for both rider and equine. Meredith explains important techniques to develop balance, control and communication from your hands to the bit, with an anatomical lesson from Gregory D. Farrand, DVM,MS, and the importance of massage with Joanne Lang.
Meredith and Gymkana expert Loyd Hawley, discuss the importance of proper conditioning for optimal performance and long-term equine health. Sequential training, preventive conditioning techniques and stretching are paramount for older and abused animals' rehabilitation, longevity and well-being.