In this issue
Our Spotlight section features Australia, we have one feature on the history of coach drivers as they tackled rough roads and occasional hold-ups and the second looks at junior drivers who are coming up through the ranks of competitive driving. We meet Nick Hammond, backstepper, who competes at national and international level. Well known commentator Carey Knox, gives an insight into life behind the microphone. We have details of the Hackney Horse Society 2019 Stallion listings, Fiona Powell reports on the latest Indoor Horse Driving Trials, and we have information of training days in Ireland – both North and South. Susan Dunne discovers more about the versatile and talented Kerry Bog Pony. Chelsey Bailey from the Donkey Breed Society explains why it takes a different approach to train a donkey and International charity, Brooke report on how they are working to promote the importance of keeping horses fit and healthy to people whose livelihood depends on transporting heavy loads.
From the editor