The business card of equine behaviour specialist Jodine Carruthers of Qualicum Beach, BC, bears the message “creating winning partnerships between horses and humans”. That’s a mission with which few people will argue. Carruthers’ company, Harmonious Horsemanship, trains both horses and horse lovers. There are regular equine workshops at stables in Lantzville, Parksville, Port Alberni, and Qualicum Beach. They also deal with cases of horse trauma. In addition to her work as a trainer and teacher, Jodine Carruthers has written an important book, The Joy of the Journey: Exploring a Deeper and More Fulfilling Partnership Through the Path of Harmonious Horsemanship, from Amazon.com’s on-demand publisher, CreateSpace. Anyone desiring to understand their horse better will not find a better place to start.