As the world still reels from the impact of a pandemic and global protests, it would be ignorant of me not to acknowledge that we are in still in unique and difficult times. Our horses are as ever our comfort, therapists, and teachers. Now that some lockdown restrictions have eased, I hope you are all spending more time with your equine family and keeping safe.
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.
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Linda Parelli & Remmer
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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.
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Picture courtesy of Jami Davis