Horsemanship Journal + Western Horse UK

Achieve your horsemanship goals and build a meaningful connection with your horse with Horsemanship Journal Magazine. Get the most from your western riding with expert advice and horse training tips only in Western Horse UK, the UK's western horsemanship magazine.

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📖Thoughtfully curated articles from leading trainers, coaches and horse professionals

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Two Great Titles, One Magazine

Our unique magazine is two titles printed back-to-back, giving you the most comprehensive western and horsemanship magazine in the UK. That means you get both great magazines included in your subscription.

Only in the Magazine 👉 What's Inside the August Issue

Our training articles in this issue are brought to you by Ben Longwell looking at 'horsemanship through stockmanship' and Al Dunning inspires greatness in our riding. Crissi McDonald helps us with ideas to consider when switching from a 'more is more' mindset to a 'less is more' mindset.

Essential reading for horse owners in Ask the Vet this month as Nikki Pursey MA VetMB CertAVP(ESM) MRCVS explores 'Common Dental Disorders'.

We asked readers to tell us about the clubs and societies they run to support the UK western riding community; in this issue, we learn about the 'Happy Hoofins' club. If you would like us to feature your club or society, do send us a message.

For those just getting into western riding, either as a first-time rider or switching from another discipline, we bring you the first in our Western Riding  101 series GUIDE TO WESTERN SADDLES: Parts of a Western Saddle.

I hope you have all enjoyed some sunny days with your horses in between the rain! As we approach the end of our temperamental summer, be sure to spend some time curled up with this month’s issue.

Our cover star, Zoe Coade shares how to build the bond with our equine partners. New author, Sue Palmer makes her debut discussing our horse’s back health. Regular author, Anna Blake shares the third part of her ‘Building the Bubble’ series and encourages us to just move, and Freddy Steele shows us how to lengthen a stride. So, sit back and enjoy.

Explore enlightening ways to be with your horse

Horsemanship Journal seeks to bring together inspiring and educational articles from horsemen and women the world over.

With no bias towards one method or another, Horsemanship Journal features experts from many disciplines and schools of thought.

Our authors and experts will help you to explore ways of being with your horse to develop a relationship that benefits both horse and handler.

The UK's only Western Riding Magazine


If you're just getting started in western or a seasoned western enthusiast, you'll find articles and information that you'll love.

Bringing you the best in western horsemanship from internationally acclaimed trainers, coaches and industry experts.

Proud to be at the forefront of western riding in the UK, covering all western disciplines.

 Explore enlightening ways to be with your horse  
 Western Riding

What is western riding? How do I get started?  What tack should I use? What do I wear?

If you want to learn western but aren't sure where to start, what questions to ask or just want to learn the lingo, then read our quick guide here to learn more about the wonderful world of western riding.

Most of us have an idea of western riding, at least in part based on watching Hollywood movies. As with all types of horseback riding, there is a fascinating history behind the western style of riding. But, most importantly it is born out of the need to get a job done and that was to move cattle and horses over distances on varied terrain. While you might imagine this is fast-paced work, for the most part, it is slow and careful, to maintain the value of cattle they must arrive in good condition.


  What is Horsemanship?

Horsemanship is an ancient skill that has been passed down through generations for centuries. Horsemanship can be used to describe any equestrian sport and refers to the process of training and caring for horses and riding them. There are many horsemanship principles that you might want to know about to increase your understanding of this fascinating world!

For a long time, horses were used for work and needed to be trained quickly to become compliant, these methods may yield fast results, but they are not reliable over time and can damage horses mentally and physically.

The most important thing to remember is that horses are not machines. They have their own minds and thoughts, which means they need a lot of patience from the rider for them to be happy with what's happening around them at any given time!


An equipreneur is someone who starts their business because of their passion for horses, hoping to make a profit or a difference in the world to help horse owners and their horses.  Some dare to do both!

An equipreneur is willing to take risks to get their business off the ground and isn't afraid to seize new opportunities as they arise. They diversify; they are always learning and probably also mucking out, riding, taking care of the family, all while making their business a success.

👋 Hello fellow equipreneur, I'm glad you found us! We love meeting and working with talented equine business owners.

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When is the magazine published?

We publish the magazine in February, April, June, August, October and December.

We typically post the magazine on the 20th of the month and it takes around 48 hours to make its way through the post to door.

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