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Horsemanship Journal is a supplement to the award winning title Western Horse UK. Launched in 2013, it seeks to bring together inspiring and educational articles from horsemen and women the world over. With no bias towards one method or another, Horsemanship Journal features experts from many disciplines and schools of thought.

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Mummy’s Boy / Girl

Mummy’s Boy / Girl

French researchers have confirmed that a foal’s strongest influence - including its relationship with humans - comes from its mother. According to Séverine Henry, PhD, of the University of Rennes, a dam’s influence is particularly important in the first month of life, when a foal spends 90% of its timeless than five yards from her. “Not having a good relationship with the mare is certainly an obstacle to a human developing a good relationship with her foal,” Henry said.

What’s her advice? Don’t interfere with the mare-foal bond by touching the foal in the early days. But do spend lots of time petting, hand-feeding, and gently talking to the dam. When the foal sees Mum happy and well treated with humans, they will be much more likely to establish a good relationship with humans, too.

Blue Cross Rafiki finds his perfect home

Blue Cross Rafiki finds his perfect home

Whip Debate

Whip Debate