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From riding and training tips, to veterinary and confidence advice, our expert advice section has everything you need to make the most out of your time with your horse.

How to get the distance when jumping

Q: My horse always seems to struggle to make the distances between the fences in combinations. How can I teach him to lengthen his stride? Read Article

Good groundwork with long-reining

Nervous about trying long-reining? Don’t be! Fizz Marshall explains how to get started Read Article

Izzy Taylor’s Cross Country Secrets

With a reputation as one of the UK’s most stylish cross-country riders, Izzy Taylor has made her mark on the eventing scene. Follow her as she shows Horse&Rider the exercises she uses at home to ensure competition success. Read Article

Kissing spines – too close for comfort

Kissing spines has a reputation for causing severe back pain. But for many horses diagnosed with this condition it isn’t necessarily bad news, as vet Laura Quiney, from the Animal Health Trust, explains. Read Article

Throwing a splint – is it a problem?

On any yard, it’s likely at least one horse will have a splint. But just how serious are they and is there anything we can do to prevent them? Vet Rachel Read from Rossdales Veterinary Surgeons has the low-down. Read Article

How to spot lameness

Would you know how to spot lameness? It’s not always as obvious as noticing a limp, as vet Annamaria Nagy from the Animal Health Trust explains Read Article

Bring Mouldy Tack Back to Life

Has your leatherwork seen better days? H&R explains how to bring mouldy tack back to life and prevent a relapse. Read Article

How to prepare your horse for a competition like a pro

Want to go to your next show looking the part? Ace showjumping groom Tom Monaghan shares his secrets so you can prepare your horse for competitions like a pro Read Article

How to deal with losing your horse

It’s something no one wants to think about, but at some point every owner experiences the pain of losing their beloved horse. H&R helps you make sense of moving forward Read Article

How to manage and prevent stable vices

A horse with a stable vice can be frustrating and even upsetting, but what can you do to manage, reduce and prevent them? Read Article

Make your horse’s day

Could your horse be happier? Whether he behaves like life’s offering him a raw deal or he seems blissfully content with his lot, there’s plenty you can do to help improve his quality of life and boost his happiness Read Article

10 tips to live by when buying a horse

After some eye-opening experiences, Grand Prix dressage rider Anna Ross shares the strategies she uses to help her when buying a horse Read Article

Our tips for buying and selling horses online

There are various ways to buy and sell horses online, however, making your advert appeal to the right buyer, and avoiding scammers, can be tricky. Follow the Horse&Rider guide, to ensure you avoid the pitfalls. Read Article

Confused by insurance?

Insurance needs to be tailored to your specific needs. Find out what cover you might need from Carriagehouse Insurance's Fiona Gordon-Clarke Read Article

Make sense of insurance excess

The excess you choose depends on your budget and why you are buying insurance, says Guy Prest of KBIS British Equestrian Insurance Read Article

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