Susan McBane began riding before she started school and has long experience of riding and caring for her own and other people's horses and ponies, ranging from children's ponies to racehorses. She has an HNC in Equine Science and Management, is an equine shiatsu therapist and a Classical Riding Club member and Gold Award holder. In 1978, she co-founded the Equine Behaviour Study Circle (now the Equine Behaviour Forum) with the late Dr Moyra Williams and still edits its members' journal, Equine Behaviour. She is the author of over forty equestrian books and countless magazine articles. Many of her books are on college reading lists and are in demand around the world.