Al Dunning wants you to get the most out of clinics, and sets you up for success in his article on page 22. Bella Barr explains how being a spectator rather than a rider can have significant benefits in terms of what you can observe and learn, page 16.
Also, in this issue, our trainers have lots of tips and exercises to keep you busy over winter. Ben Longwell ups the game, as he moves on from the basics covered in the last two issues onto the more challenging counter arc. Joel Conner asks us to consider our self-awareness and the effect on our horses in his thought-provoking article.
This issue has great in-depth reads this issue. If you’re stuck on something in your training, then turn to Philippa Christie's article on page 10 and consider some new techniques. Jason Webb explores the meaning of some of his favourite quotes, starting with ‘Nurture the Natural Instinct’. Ross Cooper considers how the intricacies of fit can affect behaviour, performance and communication.
We are delighted to introduce Anna Blake, her article this issue explores the power of the walk, a largely underutilised gait.
In this issue, we have regular author Linda Parelli tell us about the mighty Remmer, and how he taught her the power of motivation with reverse psychology. Ross Cooper talks to us about loading pitfalls and how to avoid them, and Hanna Walton brings us the first part of her young horse series.
We welcome Equi-Ability who talk to us in this issue about the importance of finding zero. Justin Colquhoun is back, reminding us that consistency is the name of the game, and Bev Walton shares her personal journey of how she came to work with horses.