I am thrilled to be focussing on youth horse riders in this issue. In the past couple of issues, we introduced you to a new organisation to support children with their horsemanship, and in this issue, we are excited to have the Think Like a Pony Club start a regular column for us, 'Agony Aunt', the Think Like a Pony team will answer your child's questions about their pony.
A journey from corporate life to opening the first horsemanship centre in India.
Manjeev is the first natural horsemanship trainer certified by Monty Roberts in Asia. Manjeev works to empower the horses with the tools, ability and confidence to face the life ahead of them. He talks to Horsemanship Journal about his horsemanship Journey.
Zuzanna Makacewicz interviews her Dad, Andrzej Makacewicz, the runner-up in this year's Mustang Makeover in Germany.
Mustang Makeover Germany is an annual event with its finals in Aachen, Germany. The main goal is to support the protection of mustangs, but one of its vital messages is the presentation of training techniques of some of the European horse trainers.
Strangles - the very name is enough to instil fear into even the most experienced horse owners. With around 600 outbreaks reported each year in the UK alone, resulting in immense welfare problems for horses and heavy financial burdens to their owners, its significance cannot be underestimated.
Freddy Steels talks to us about how he instils an understanding of pressure in his young horses during starting.
It may surprise you that I like to back my young horses in a halter but without a saddle. I am more in-tune with feeling their every move underneath me. Of course, I do add the saddle into the backing process, as it will be useful in the future for more advanced movements, and after all, most people do ride in a saddle.