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Mythbusters

March 2018

Together with Dr Petra Buckley, Senior Lecturer in Equine Studies at Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, we challenged students to bust some common myths and misconceptions about horse training and management. You may find the results surprising. In case you’d like to continue your own research, we’ve included a list of the full references, so head over to Google Scholar and see the science for yourself. Myth #1: Two-year-old racing damages young horses Words by Erin Sykes, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga

A Jump Ahead: From Basics to Big Jumps

March 2018

For professional coaches and aspiring jumping riders, internationally renowned equestrian coach Jen Marsden Hamilton imparts her wisdom attained from a 45-year coaching and competitive career in her debut book, ‘A Jump Ahead: From Basics to Big Jumps’. Published by Horses and People Magazine and developed in partnership with Editor-in-Chief Cristina Wilkins and graphic designer Liz Hardy, Jen’s full-colour book illuminates her proven and successful training methods with beautiful photos, detailed illustrations and her trademark wit.

A Royal Expectation

February 2018

Welcome to ‘Horses and People in Art’, a regular column where we explore the history of horsemanship in art through the lens of rider position, equitation science, horse management and key horse world issues.  Velazquez’s Equestrian Portrait of Prince Balthasar Charles is not only a masterpiece, but an image that evokes, for the present-day horsey viewer, the pleasure of seeing small children riding their ponies with confidence. 

The Confident Horse

February 2018

We talk a lot about confident riders, about losing our own confidence with horses and about strategies to re-gain confidence, but what about the horse’s confidence? Surely that’s just as important. After all, our horse is the other half of the partnership. What is confidence? For riders, confidence is about knowing what might happen next. We talked about this in more detail in the previous article ‘Skyrocket your Confidence’, so, if you missed it, go to: http://bit.ly/2qVgsrW. 

Under the Influence: The Impact of Your Leadership Style

February 2018

Research on leadership in human societies has mostly been concerned with human relations in workplaces, especially those between managers and workers. Early research focused on how to make workers more obedient, useful, productive and efficient. Some people were just thought to be better - or more natural - leaders than others.  More recently, leadership is seen as a property that emerges from the relations between individuals. Moreover, the health, safety and wellbeing of workers is valued more than ever, and leadership now comes with great responsibilities of care. 

An Opportunity to Learn

February 2018

I caught sight of Dante’s first buck out of the corner of my eye and brought Floss to a halt. My daughter and I were sharing a lesson, with me riding solid old Floss and Lauren on young Dante. We’d been trotting around, each going in different directions and doing different patterns, which was putting a bit of pressure on Dante, but Lauren, who is a capable rider, was handling him beautifully.

Jen Marsden Hamilton’s A Jump Ahead Book On Sale Now

January 2018

For professional coaches and aspiring jumping riders, internationally renowned equestrian coach Jen Marsden Hamilton imparts her wisdom attained from a 45-year coaching and competitive career in her debut book, ‘A Jump Ahead: From Basics to Big Jumps’. Published by Horses and People Magazine and developed in partnership with Editor-in-Chief Cristina Wilkins and graphic designer Liz Hardy, Jen’s full-colour book illuminates her successful training methods with beautiful photos, detailed illustrations and her trademark wit.

Australia Post Communique

January 2018

1st December 2017 To Horses and People, Thank you for your patience regarding your PrintPost enquiry. You are a valued customer at Australia Post and I respect that you have many valued subscribers to the Horses and People Magazine.   I firstly want to thank you for all your understanding with regards to the late delivery of your Magazine for the past few months, specifically the month of November. I can appreciate that the timely delivery of your Magazine is imperative for your business as part of the positive experience you already give your readers.

Step-By-Step Guide to Skyrocket Your Confidence

December 2017

The Cambridge Dictionary defines confidence as: “The quality of being certain of your abilities or of having trust in people, plans or the future”. This applies directly to our riding - confidence is being certain of our riding and training abilities, having trust in our horse, in what we’re doing with our horse at the time and what we plan to do with our horse in the future. 

Series: Horse Training Course with Kate Fenner

11/17/2017

If you ever thought there must be a better and easier way to train your horse, this training series by Kate Fenner is designed for you! 

Horse Training Course Part 1: The Engagement Zone

March 2017 by Kate Fenner, BEqSc (Hons), www.kandooequine.com

If you ever thought there must be a better and easier way to train your horse, this training series by Kate Fenner is designed for you! Get the tools and confidence you need to educate your own horse.  The articles will walk you through specific lessons and how to teach them. Let's start preparing your horse for learning.  How your horse learns

Horse Training Course: Part 4 - The ‘Head Down’ Lesson Made Easy

July 2017 by Kate Fenner, BEqSc (Hons), www.kandooequine.com

Have you ever had your horse do the perfect imitation of a kite on a lead, or have you had to try to bridle that convincing giraffe impersonation? If so, stick around because in this step-by-step guide, you can learn how to train your horse to lower his/her head - from the ground and under saddle - as well as train him/her to accept the bridle.

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