2018 | February

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Breeding Special; Ask the Vet-Foal Health, Setting your foal up for success with Sean Coleman and a Stallion Showcase.

Stéphanie Denton calculates the true cost of breeding and Luke Burridge looks at Barrel’s breeding bloodlines.

Horsemanship Journal features more great article including the benefits of Long-Lining, Early Learning with Ross Cooper and tips to stop ‘bad’ behaviour.

Horsemanship Journal Feb 2018 Western Horse UK Feb 2018

Hello and welcome to the February issue of Horsemanship Journal. We have a packed issue to start the year off! 

Breeding: we have a some great articles in this issue about breeding (there are more breeding articles if you turn to WHUK), Ross Cooper writes about early learning and how to make sure those early lessons are meaningful. Turn to page 16 to make sure you know what you are getting into if you are thinking of breeding and read Karen’s article on page 18 for some ethical considerations.

Starting on page 12 Callie considers how to stop bad behaviour and how you can teach your horse to do the right thing. This issue’s Reach Out to Horses column looks at the benefits of Long-Lining with a step by step guide. Franklin Levinson’s column deals with the kind hearted people that rescue horses without the right knowledge to care for these animals.

Science: Can we use gene therapy to repair injuries? A new ground breaking study looks at injecting DNA into injured horse tendons and ligaments to heal them. To learn more about the study turn to page 6.

We have some great new content for the first issue of the year. Firstly we are pleased to introduce Nikki Pursey MA VetMB CertAVP(ESM) MRCVS of Farr & Pursey Equine Veterinary Services. Nikki will be answering your horse health questions in each issue. As this is the breeding special Nikki has answered the questions submitted on out FaceBook page regarding foal health. If you have any questions for Nikki please email them to post them to our FaceBook page.

We also welcome Sean Coleman as new contributor to the magazine, for our breeding special Sean guides you through setting your foal up for success.

The breeding theme continues with a stallion showcase, articles about two of the UK’s favourite stallions, Stéphanie Denton calculates the true cost of breeding and Luke Burridge looks at Barrel’s breeding bloodlines.

In our community section we have updates from AQHA UK and UKPHA, in this issue Helena explains the difference between UKPHA and APHA classes.

Al Dunning provides guidance on bitting and Julie Goodnight explains why slower is faster with horses.