Earlier in the year, we ran a competition to win a custom model of your horse, thank you to all those who entered. Sadly, the company that sponsored that competition went out of business before we could provide the winner Ellen with her custom model. Luckily, our good friend Vicki Jayne Yates stepped in and gave Ellen a beautiful portrait of her horse. Vicky is a superb artist, and we were thrilled that she stepped in. You can see more of Vicki's work in her online gallery www.vickijayneyates.com

Vicky Jayne Yates Horse Portrait

As always, we are excited to bring you a variety of articles to enjoy this issue by great authors/trainers from around the world.

In the first of a two-part series, Ben Longwell of True West Horsemanship talks to us about how overuse of foundation exercises can be detrimental. Ben also discussed this topic with us in the March episode of Horsemanship Hour live; the replay is available to watch on the website.

In the second instalment of a three-part series, Joe Midgley talks to us about the Hackamore. Joe will cover: When and why he uses the Hackamore, fitting and important things to look for when buying a hackamore.