The above is the cover for issue 27 of Tracking-up. (Photo: Spanish PRE mare, Mill Sigilosa (Secret, now owned by Anne Wilson) with foal Alondra, bred by Silverbrooke Andalusians (Photo: Silverbrooke Andalusians)
If you want something different, something that makes you think, something that informs you, absorbs you, stimulates you, warns you, inspires you, encourages you, something with a personal slant and an individual ethos, something you can rely on,trust, look forward to, enjoy and join in with, then you'll want TRACKING-UP.
We love horses so our commitment to them and our readers is to present quality, trustworthy editorial aimed at enhancing all our lives.
TRACKING-UP's main topics are effective, humane riding and schooling for all disciplines, classical equitation, care and management, veterinary and equine science, and equine behaviour, psychology and learning. Others include the latest research and developments, comment and opinion (so prepare to write in), in-depth book and DVD reviews, book extracts, and conference reports. We aim to bring together thoughts and varying opinions. We - Susan McBane, Anne Wilson and Lesley Skipper - are very good friends but have differing opinions on some issues, so look forward to some lively debate.
Why did we start a periodical when there are already many magazines around? For some time we had felt the need for something different, something self-sufficient and independent, and which concentrates on horses rather than on personalities or politics. We wanted a periodical which was independent of advertisement income, free from a controlling body and not profit-led.
We don't aim particularly to be controversial but we'll say what needs saying on behalf of our equine partners, whether or not it's fashionable or popular. You'll find reliable information and thought-provoking reading to help you and the equines in your life.
TRACKING-UP is available quarterly, by post, as single copies or a year's subscription of four issues. Subscribers will receive a discount, have access to a free help service from us, and purchase our books at a discount.
It will be ideal for anyone who is slightly 'computer shy' or who doesn't own a computer as it is not available on line - so please tell your friends who are not on the net. We can supply copies of our flyer for distribution at equestrian events large and small. Because marketing and promotion are expensive, we should appreciate any help you can give us in getting TRACKING-UP known.
Sylvia Loch and the Classical Riding Club have been in association with us for some years. In fact Sylvia was instrumental in Tracking-up's inception. Sylvia has now decided to take a back seat as regards Tracking-up, but will still be writing for us from time to time. We will also still be publishing articles from other CRC writers such as Claire Whitfield. So we hope lots of Classical Riding Club members will subscribe and support us in our efforts to improve the life of horses everywhere.
Sylvia has by no means retired; she is concentrating on her teaching, weight aids lecturing, and her books and DVD's are readily available.
As you will see from the contents list below, Tracking-up is packed with informative reading. We believe that Tracking-up contains more interesting reading than any of the glossy, over-the-counter magazines, since we carry no general advertising.
Issue 43 has now been published and contains:-
WHAT WE SAY: TAILORING THE TRAINING PROGRAMME TO SUIT THE TYPE OF HORSE -by Anne Wilson
THE BENEFITS OF TRANSITIONS: PART 1 -by Anne Wilson
ON TRACK: EQUINE SCIENCE MADE SIMPLE: A NEW HOPE FOR TENDON INJURIES?
HOME ALONE - PART 2 - What to do About It - by Lesley Skipper
THE EQUINE VETERINARY JOURNAL: THE LATEST IN SADDLE RESEARCH
EQUINE VETERINARY EDUCATION: RIDER - HORSE WEIGHT STUDY
MINDFULNESS: RIDING IN YOUR HEAD - AN EXTRACT FROM SYLVIA LOCH'S LATEST BOOK, 'THE RIDER'S BALANCE' - by Sylvia Loch
AN EPISTLE TO RIDERS: PART 3 - By Paul L. Dawson
THE MAGIC SPOT - by Lesley Skipper
THE GYMNASTIC BENEFITS OF CAVALETTI TRAINING: PART 3: THE CANTER - By Claire Whitfield
There is currently a reader's offer for a discount on Sylvia Loch's new book 'The Rider's Balance'.
PAGE TURNERS - Book Reviews - An in-depth review of 'Dressage Principles and Techniques' by Miguel de Lancastre e Tavora, published by Xenophon Press LLC)
Back Numbers are limited, so when they're gone, they're gone. To make sure you receive your copies, it's best to subscribe annually. It's cheaper too!
HOW TO BUY TRACKING-UP: Tracking-up costs £5.75p per issue or £19.90p (representing a discount) for an annual subscription of four issues, including postage in the UK. For overseas postage costs, please email me as below.
Just make out a cheque to 'Tracking-up' (pounds sterling please), for the appropriate amount, clearly print your name, address and 'TUWA-43' preferably including your telephone number, on the back of the cheque and post to:-
Tracking-up, Park End House, Robins Folly, Thurleigh, Bedfordshire, MK44 2EQ, UK.
PLEASE NOTE - The above prices include a slight increase brought about by the increase in postal costs to the UK in April 2019.
DIGITAL COPIES - We are now offering Tracking-up in digital form, as well as the usual paper copy. This will be exactly the same as the paper copy and will be delivered to subscribers via a secure link by email. The cost will be £4.00 per single copy and £14.00 per year for four copies. Please email me if you are interested.
OVERSEAS SUBSCRIBERS CAN NOW PAY BY PAY-PAL - see Tracking-up website - www.tracking-upmagazine.co.uk
For more information email me at firstname.lastname@example.org If you would like me to phone you please leave a landline telephone number for me to call you back.
Also email me if you would like copies of our flyer.
Tracking-up has a small, basic website, where you may view a sample article - http://www.tracking-upmagazine.co.uk
TRACKING-UP LIBRARY BOOKLETS
In response to frequent requests for back-numbers of the magazine, which as explained above, we cannot keep, we are now publishing some of our major series of articles in booklet form.
Schooling from Scratch - by Anne Wilson (details also on this website)
Equestrian Principles from the viewpoint of Equine Behaviour and Psychology - by Susan McBane
Classical Origins - The Baroque Horse - by Liz McCurley
Masters of Equitation - by Robert Smith QC
Brain Training for Horses - by Lesley Skipper
Please go to www.tracking-upmagazine.co.uk and click on the Library Link for further information.