Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Another horse magazine bites the dust
I was pretty sad to see that another magazine, specifically John Lyon's Perfect Horse, has ceased publication.
I got my notice which explained that the magazine had been operating in the red for some time. Which explains the huge redesign they had in December when they went to a thin, three hole punch format.
Perfect Horse was one of my favorite things to find in my mailbox because it was all training. I followed several of the exercises, particularly the "steer the tail" one and found the explanations clear and photos just beautiful.
And now it's gone. I've signed up for some replacement magazine they offered, but it barely seems worth it.
The economy is wreaking havoc on magazines, which were already on the ropes along with newspapers. Blame the internet. But I don't get that. I do some of my best ... reading in the... you know... the water closet.
It's not a locale suitable for a laptop.
If this keeps going, I'm going to have to bring in bills to read. Somehow those still manage to show up in print.
Of course John Lyons has a nice website, but it's just not the same.
What horse magazines do you subscribe to?