You will notice this issue contains a clinician proﬁle. I hope to do this in every magazine, simply to expose you to other people and their ideas. This month I have also written an article about listening to your horse. I hope, no matter what level of experience you are, you can come away from reading this with an increased awareness of what your horse may be telling you. A very controversial article on ‘The Soft Feel’, is included too. I welcome criticism on this as there are so many different, but widely accepted theories around this term. All I have done is attempt to share with you my current understanding of this important facet of Horsemanship.As you read through this magazine, you may think of certain people who the articles pertain to. I urge you to share the article with them, this is often less intrusive for people than being told directly what you think of them and their horsemanship.I would like to thank Fawn, Amelia Kelly and Julie for their contributions and for expanding our thoughts. I try to think about horses as holistically as possible, so it is nice to read of other perspectives and ways of thinking.
The highlight of December for me has been playing with Jazzy with only a 22ft line around her neck. She is so thankful that I have ﬁnally made the realisation that this is what she needs!!She is disengaging the hind quarters, leading by, going sideways and backing up so much smoother and with more conﬁdence like this.Through allowing her the freedom of the rope only, we have been able to progress with getting her to canter on the circle. She is going well to the left, but still cross-ﬁres on the right. As with all things horse related, sometimes all they need is time and understanding.
Thanks to all who have taken the time to read Issue Three this month. Feel free to share your ideas, feedback or potential stories you would like to submit for the magazine!
Take care and keep working towards being the best you can be for your