Freddy Steele and I explore how interesting we are to our horses! Freddy looks at this in the context of balancing positive and corrective training, and in doing so, generating attractive energy for our horses. I look back at my journey with my horse Tuff and my breakthrough moment following the 2015 Buck Brannaman clinic where Buck told me I needed to be more interesting for my horse.
What's inside this issue? Anna Blake concludes her series by sharing her thoughts on the future of keeping horses. Freddy Steele looks at body language - What are you doing, and what does the horse read?
Ross Cooper explores all the ways we can enjoy being with our horses without riding them. Zoe Coade helps us achieve lightness, and Helen O'Hanlon helps us maximise the happiness and joy our equine pursuits bring us by focussing on our niche.
We have packed this issue with coaching articles from a variety of trainers and coaches to help with your horsemanship practice. In this issue, we have a number of articles focused on helping both you and your horse to improve confidence. Natasha continues her A to Z of confidence, this time focusing on Image, Jealousy, Knowledge and Luck. Freddy Steele has 5 Ways to Build Your Horse's Confidence and 5 Ways to Build Your Confidence.
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.
Now the ground is harder, Ross Cooper helps us recognise the signs of lameness, and Freddy Steele looks at how introducing pole work as a training method can benefit your horse's mental and physical health.
Anna Blake brings the second part of her 'Building the Bubble' series focusing on communicating with body language. We have exciting articles covering everything from equine therapy to rhythm beads!
Lockdowns have been tough on many of us, and for horse owners, riders and handlers, this can present itself when we are with our horses. If lockdown has affected you, be sure to look at Helen O'Hanlon's Confidence Clinic, and new author Natasha Fountain begins her 'A to Z of Confidence' series.
Anna Blake shares part one of her five-part series helping us ‘Build our Bubble’ with our equine partner. Regular author Helen O’Hanlon encourages us to spend some time putting pen to paper with her ‘Journaling for Success’ article. Ross Cooper explores the ‘Sacred Space’ created between humans and horses, and Freddy Steele explores if pain or behaviour are drivers behind how our horses interact with us.
Who could forget Riley’s journey? Hanna Walton brings us along for the ride with part two of her ‘Rehabbing Riley’ series.