Hello and welcome to the December issue of WHUK,
I can't believe that it’s December already, and this is the final issue for 2018. Following a glorious summer and mild autumn, we are now into rugging and muddy treks to the fields and back. In this issue we asked Vet Nikki to set the record straight on some mud fever questions, you can see her answers in Ask the Vet - Mud Fever Myth Buster on Page 8.
We have a new and updated events diary for 2019; including clinics, shows, open days, demos and camps, so that you can start planning the year ahead. If you are attending clinics, then take a look at Al Dunning's column on page 6, where he guides you through clinic prep and the ‘do's and don'ts’, so that you get the most from any clinics you attend.
In other features, we continue to look at Cowboy Dressage with Brandon McAuslan. In this issue Brandon walks us through the Cowboy Dressage Court. Sally Heron keeps us up-to-date with the Barrel Racing scene with a report from Equita Lyon, France. Sally's column also has some useful information about travelling with your horse in Europe. In reining news, Francesca Sternberg brings us a show report from the FEI World Equestrian Games. For paint enthusiasts check out the end of year awards report from the UK Paint Horse Association on page 27.
Hello and welcome to the December issue of Horsemanship Journal, it's hard to believe that we are already on the final issue of 2018.
In this issue, we have the next instalment of Calming Signals, this time Rachael Draaisma looks at stress indicators. We also launched our first podcast of Rachael's articles, so if you haven't already, head over to our website to listen to Horsemanship Audio.
We have a packed issue with great features from our team of authors/trainers: Ross Copper continues his 'getting it done' series with some helpful advice on handling the hard-to-catch horse, Bev Walton continues her 'Why Groundwork' series, this time focusing on Leadership Skills, Gary Witheford has some effective procedures for stress-free winter when horses are stabled for longer, Alessia Pagani looks at the daunting task of finding an equine partner and Franklin Levinson looks at Equine Assisted Programs and Therapies.
In November, I attended the first Horsemanship Showcase, a great event that is set to grow. It was inspiring to attend an event dedicated to Horsemanship, and it was lovely to speak with existing subscribers and some new ones. We are already planning and looking forward to next year’s event.
From all of the team at Horsemanship Journal - have a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year!