Contact us | Links | Book: Riding Revelations | Tracking-up booklets | Back numbers |Article of the month  | Archive


- An equestrian periodical with an independent view

Above is the front cover of issue 39 of Tracking-up: Cleveland Bay stallion Tregoyd Journeyman(Photo: Mrs Anna Cohen, Bay Haven Farm Cleveland Bays, VA, USA)

Do not confuse this website with that of (similar name but different company).  This company markets a program to assist in the organisation and management of dressage and riding competitions.

This is the home page for a  publication, issued quarterly, obtainable by subscription only from the publishers ANNE WILSON, LESLEY SKIPPER and SUSAN McBANE. 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, or simply to pass around. Because marketing and promotion are expensive, we should appreciate any help you can give us in getting TRACKING-UP known, since we are not subsidised by general advertising.  (For copies of flyers, please email Anne Wilson as below).

If you want something different, absorbing, enlightening and thought-provoking, you'll love Tracking-up.

It's for everyone, at any level of experience, who rides or looks after horses or ponies. We love horses so our commitment to them and our readers is to present quality, trustworthy editorial aimed at enhacing all our lives.

We believe that Tracking-up contains far more interesting reading matter than any of the glossy, over-the-counter magazines, since we carry no general advertising.

Many of you will be aware that from 25 May 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force. This, together with the new Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018), replaces the old Data Protection Act.

At Tracking-up, we only hold personal data for as long as is necessary to maintain your subscription, and the nature of that data only consists of what is necessary either to send out paper copies of the magazine, or to send digital copies, depending on the nature of your subscription.

We do not under any circumstances pass personal data to a third party, nor do we use it for any marketing purposes of our own.

If you have any concerns about  how we hold and process your personal data, please email us on



Issue 39 has now been published and contains the following:

What We Say: Overfeeding concentrates’ by Anne Wilson

 What makes a good halt? by Anne Wilson    

On Track: Equine Science Made Simple: At last – a vaccine for strangles

The Equine Behavour forum Scientific Seminar: A review by Juliet Jessop

Heads, shoulders knees and toes: Part 2: the knees and seat by Paul L. Dawson  

International Reach for National Equine Forum     

Saddle Research Trust Supports Landmark Pilot Study To Address Effects Of Rider Weight   

The Cleveland Bay Horse by Lesley Skipper  

An Introduction to Hypnotherapy by Wendy Hardy

New study investigates horse owners’ knowledge of laminitis and how it affects horse care decisions

Framing the Horse: The Outside Aids by Claire Whitfield

Right From The Start: Can foundation training in three-week-old Thoroughbred foals make a difference to their welfare and performance as a racehorse?
Horse health is no joke so you must sign up for the National Equine Health Survey
Out of Doors (Outdoor Riding) by Etienne Beudant
Study reveals high starch diet can affect PPID diagnosis


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 DVDs are readily available. 



Tracking-up is available quarterly by post, as single copies £5.45p, or a year's subscription of four issues £19.45(representing a discount) including postage in UK only. Postage to other parts of the world can be arranged at an additional cost.  Exact cost to your part of the world on application by email as below.


You can now subscribe or buy booklets from us using bank transfer if you prefer this method of payment. We are, of course, still very happy to accept cheques in the normal way.

Here are the bank details:-

Bank -  Lloyds Bank
Sort Code – 30 90 66
Account No. – 60412860
Account Name – Tracking-up

You will need to email me (Anne Wilson) – to let me know your requirements. If you wish to renew your subscription then type in the subject line ‘Renew 41’ or whichever issue you wish your new subscription to begin with. If it’s a new subscription then ‘Tu41’.

Type in the body of the email your full name and address and include any reference number or name which your payment will show on our bank statement; just so we know who you are.

If you are ordering booklets or have any other requirements, just let me know in the body of the email.

I hope this is of help to some subscribers.


 We are now (as of Issue 23) offering Tracking-up in digital form. The digital magazine is exactly the same as the paper version, but considerably cheaper. A digital subscription will cost £4.00 for a single copy, or £14.00 for a year's subscription. Delivery is by email; a  secure link will be emailed to you which will enable you to download your digital copy, so when subscribing please ensure you include your email address!

It pays to subscribe - Subscribers get a discount, a free help service, and discounts off our books.

Just make a cheque out for the appropriate amount (pounds sterling please) to 'Tracking-up', clearly print your name and address on the back of the cheque and mark 'TUW/ (give the issue number from which you wish your subscription to start), and send to:-

Tracking-up, Park End House, Robins Folly, Thurleigh, Bedfordshire, MK44 2EQ

STOP PRESS: our overseas subscribers may now, if they wish, pay via Paypal - if you wish to take advantage of this facility, please let us know and we will send you a PayPal invoice for our subscription. You don't need to have a PayPal account ant it is completely secure. PLEASE NOTE: we can only offer this option to overseas subscribers as using Paypal does incur costs for us, and as we are a non-profit organisation, every penny counts!

 For more information - email


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, Lesley and Anne - are very good friends but have differing opinions on some issues, so look forward to some lively debate.

 TRACKING-UP is a voluntary, non-profit concern.

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.