Tis the season to be horsey. Well, in our world, it’s always the season to be horsey, but perhaps at Christmas time, we’re just that little bit more festive than usual. So this month we bring you some wonderful Christmas fare our gift guide, naturally, tales of Christmases past, and features galore.
Editor Candida Baker interviews eventer Andrew Hoy on track to qualify for his eighth Olympic games; we have a stunning 12 pages of Around the Traps, with the amazing photos of you with your trusty steeds from around Australia, as well as our photographic celebration of your ex-racehorses both Thoroughbred and Standardbred.
Show jumper Brook Dobbin gives us the low down on preparation for this month’s training tips; Charlie Brister explains the importance of teaching young horses to pick up their feet; Jane Camens brings us pub rides, and the joy of jilleraooing; our breed is the majestic Lusitano; Tackbox is equine dentistry are you getting value for your dollar? Our horse in history is a tribute to Sophie, Colonel Potter’s horse in M.A.S.H who was played by both mares and geldings! (She even changed colour.)
Dawn Blackwell looks at the benefits of feeding your horse as naturally as possible; and plus, of course, there’s our saddle review; Young Rider; Epona our resident horstrologist, and a new addition to the stable, Salty of Sleepy Creek Stables.
Enjoy our December issue the digital issue is our Christmas present to you this month.
Have a safe and happy Christmas and we ll see you in 2020.