With bikini season still months in the rearview, winter is a time when many of us let ourselves go, and our horses are no exception. But consider this a friendly P.S.A.: while our horses enjoy a few pre-holiday weeks of rest and relaxation (not necessarily a bad thing!) the 2020 competition season is just around the corner. If you are getting ready for the indoor show circuit, or the Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, or just plan on upping your game at home, it’s important to use all the tools at your disposal to make sure you and your horse are training safely and efficiently.