The Numbers Game with Sable Giesler

It’s a scenario Sable Giesler knows well. The 21-year-old eventer from Powassan, ON, often rode two horses at the lower levels in her teens and now regularly campaigns three, as she did recently at Little Bromont in Quebec. Her advanced horses, Devil Munchkin, an eight-year-old KWPN gelding owned by the Munchkin Syndicate and FE Party Munchkin, her own seven-year-old Holsteiner gelding, competed at preliminary level, while Dally’s Munchkin, a four-year-old Dutch warmblood gelding also owned by the Munchkin Syndicate, ran at entry level. Here are her tips to successfully manage riding multiple horses: 1. The key is to make a plan. The good thing about eventing is you know your start times. I figure out how much time I’ll need to tack up, for course walks and warm-ups, and I make notes on my phone. I like to allot 30 minutes for a dressage warm-up and about 15 minutes for…

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