We have been looking for a charity that we can partner with, to support on an ongoing basis, and I am pleased to say that we will be supporting the LIFE foundation. We would love for you to get involved too, in helping to make the lives of working horses and donkeys better. It's difficult to choose one charity from all of the organisations that are doing great work; we chose LIFE as they are operating in an area where other charities have yet to reach. Read more about the foundation and how we can help on page 22.
Rachaël Draaisma returns in this issue with her latest calming signals feature, this time looking at the behaviour classified as 'splitting'.
We introduce Alison Zuend BSc (Hons) from the Horse Place, Devon - who is a 4-Star Parelli Professional, the highest ranking and longest standing in the UK. Alison teaches about our 'independent seat' and provides some exercises to help us improve this.
We are excited to launch the first of our new podcasts! These are available at www.horsemanship-journal.com/horsemanship-audio. The audio versions allow you to listen to selected articles anywhere you like. Our first articles are by Ross Cooper, a regular contributor to Horsemanship-Journal.