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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.

5 steps to your fittest horse yet

Whether you’re stepping up to the next competition level, bringing your horse back into work or just want to ride him for longer, a proper fitness routine is key Read Article

Ways to tell if your horse is working correctly

Knowing when your horse is working correctly can prevent you resorting to recovery tactics with your riding. Dressage rider Paul Friday shows you what to look for Read Article

Show ring secrets

Winning in the show ring is about hard work and knowing the tricks of the trade. Professional producer Louise Bell helps you avoid making mistakes and guides you to the front of the line up! Read Article

Preventing injury

What causes injury and how can you avoid it? In an excerpt from Sport Horse Soundness and Performance, Dr Cecelia Lonnell investigates Read Article

Worming made easy

An effective worming strategy is easy to put together, and will help keep your horse healthy and happy all-year-round Read Article

Headshaking

Headshaking is common in horses, but it’s often misunderstood. Vet Sarah Smith, from Langford Vets, tells us more about this mysterious condition Read Article

The everyday habits that affect your riding

Nikki Robinson, qualified physiotherapist, author of Pain-Free Horse Riding and Managing Director of Holisticare, a specialist Myofascial Release practice, shares her tips for reducing the effect everyday habits can have on your riding.  Read Article

Which calmer should I feed?

I need to feed my highly strung mare a calmer when we compete. But with so many options, how do I know which ingredients to include in her feed? Read Article

The everyday habits that affect your riding

Nikki Robinson, qualified physiotherapist, author of Pain-Free Horse Riding and Managing Director of Holisticare, a specialist Myofascial Release practice, shares her tips for reducing the effect everyday habits can have on your riding.  Read Article

Goal setting

Setting horsey goals to achieve is fun and motivating, but sometimes outlining something you’re keen to accomplish can bring a ... Read Article

19 ways to stay motivated this winter

When it’s dark, wet and cold, spending time at the yard can feel more of an obligation than a pleasure. Here are H&R’s tips for making winter work for you Read Article

What to look for when buying a horse

If you’re looking to buy a new horse, finding the perfect partner is essential. Vet Laura Quiney, from the Animal Health Trust, explains how to make sure he’s fit for the job Read Article

Sharing a horse

Owning a horse can be a dream come true, but what happens when you’re short on time? And what if it’s simply not practical to have your own horse? Sharing can be a great solution, provided you get it right – Horse&Rider shows you how Read Article

Create the perfect partnership with your new horse

The key to making things work with a new horse is to take it slowly and get to know each other well 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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