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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.

Time it right

Make the most of your time in the school with three exercises you can ride in 15 minutes or under Read Article

Get the most out of your lunge sessions

Make the most of your lunge sessions by keeping them short, sweet and successful. Fizz Tickridge-Marshall’s exercises will help get you started Read Article

Make knockdowns a thing of the past

Not every horse is born careful. However, with a few training tools, you can make him super-attentive. Showjumper Anna Power explains Read Article

Rain scald

Has your horse developed scabby, crusty areas of skin? It could be caused by a condition called rain scald. Vet Jenna Elliott, from Rosevean Veterinary practice, explains Read Article


Navicular disease has caused many horse owners heartache over the years, but vets have discovered that it may not be all it seems. Vet Lucy Meehan, from Langford Vets, explains Read Article

Does how you feed hay make a difference?

You’ve spent hours agonising over bucket feed and hundreds of pounds on supplements – but is your forage letting your horse down? H&R is on a mission to find out Read Article

Nine steps to better fly control this summer

Get ahead of the flies this season with Nettex Equine’s top tips Read Article

Change your perspective to improve your riding

Sometimes things don’t go as planned but the way you deal with it can make a huge difference to what happens next, says Alison Buttery Read Article

Five simple ways to improve your riding mindset

How can you get back on track when life gets on top of you? Tracey Cole shares her advice to ... Read Article

Hypnotherapy for horse riders

Are you suffering from a crisis of confidence with your horse or struggling to cope after an accident? Hypnotherapy could be the answer Read Article

Could you take on an ex-racehorse?

If you’d like to own a racehorse out of training but don’t know much about the sport, learning some of the key terminology can put you ahead of the curve Read Article

Perfect partners: the vetting

When you’re happy that you’ve met your perfect match, the next step is to think about the vetting. Equine vet Juliette Edmonds guides you through the process Read Article

Perfect partners: meeting your match

The excitement of buying a new horse is one like no other, but don’t be fooled by rose-tinted glasses. Before taking the plunge, make sure you’re fully prepared Read Article

What’s the difference between prices?

Get to grips with the insurance lingo to help you set up the best policy for your horse Read Article

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