We are excited to bring you a rare interview with Buck Brannaman. Our features editor, Kate, seized the opportunity to spend some time chatting with Buck at the clinic in Aintree.
Hello and welcome to the August issue of Horsemanship Journal, Summer is ending and the darker nights will soon be upon us. We hope you are making the most of the remaining good weather and getting out and about with your trusty steeds. If the bad weather hits, be sure to snuggle indoors and enjoy this month’s issue.
Slow down the hustle and bustle of life as Tracey Dean explains to us The Trust Technique, and the benefits it can have for both you and your horse. International Dressage rider Olivia Towers opens up to us about becoming a vlogging sensation, and how staying authentic to herself has been pivotal to her and her horse’s success.
This year’s Horsemanship Showcase is fast approaching. We spoke to Larisa and Nicole from Organised Equestrian about their vision for the event. Does the thought of hacking make you quake in your boots? Quake no more, as Jody Ruysen takes you through ‘how to prepare your horse to hit the trail’ and be a partner in the process.
Ever wondered what it is like to be a saddle fitter? We delve into Sam Jamieson’s story and find out what it takes. Regular authors Ross Cooper and Bev Walton both give us a hefty dose of horsemanship and training advice, while new author Rebecca Harrison turns the focus to valuing softness with our horses.
We really hope you enjoy this issue, let us know what you have been doing with your horses. Happy Trails! Kate
Hello and welcome to the August issue of Western Horse UK.
We are excited to bring you a rare interview with Buck Brannaman. Our features editor, Kate, seized the opportunity to spend some time chatting with Buck at the clinic in Aintree. Jane Hedge shares with us her experience of taking part in the Buck Brannaman UK clinic with her horse, Lizzi.
Introducing Ben Longwell of True West Horsemanship, Ben will be writing regularly for us and in his first article, he shares his thoughts on training a horse to respond to us when afraid, instead of simply reacting to their environment.
Joe Midgley writes about working gates, this feature is accompanied by a training video in our new subscribers only area on the Western Horse UK website. Visit www.westernhorseuk.com and in the blogs section look for ‘subscriber content’, you will need to request access to this exclusive area of the website.