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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.

Square up with Sandy Phillips

In the final part of our series, dressage rider and judge Sandy Phillips shows you how to get the best out of your horse using her ‘secret weapon’ exercise Read Article

Accuracy masterclass with Sandy Phillips

Dressage rider and judge Sandy Phillips helps you ace your horse’s geometry lessons Read Article

Road safety

From equipping you and your horse with the skills to safely and courteously ride on the road, to upskilling friends, family, colleagues and neighbours to pass horses with more care, join our campaign for considerate road sharing Read Article

Colic

Colic can affect any horse at any time and it can be life-threatening. Vet Imogen Burrows, from Cliffe Equine Clinic, explains what signs to look for and what to do when it strikes Read Article

Atypical myopathy

When atypical myopathy strikes, the consequences are usually devastating. Dr Richard Newton, from the Animal Health Trust, explains how you can protect your horse against this deadly disease Read Article

Your horse’s respiratory system

Your horse’s respiratory system is a complex, delicate piece of equipment that’s vital for his survival, as vet Jamie Prutton, from Liphook Equine Hospital, explains Read Article

Winter Feeding

The challenges of winter can sometimes mean rethinking how you feed your horse. H&R’s panel of experts solve some common problems Read Article

Clipping fears

Envious of your friends with their super-smart clipped horses when yours is a nervous wreck – or worse – at the sight of a pair of clippers? Anna Saillet’s here to help Read Article

The real cost of a horse

Thinking about whether you can afford a horse or want to save money on your current costs? We’ve looked into four different types of livery to see how big a hole horses burn in our wallets Read Article

Clipping fears

Envious of your friends with their super-smart clipped horses when yours is a nervous wreck – or worse – at the sight of a pair of clippers? Anna Saillet’s here to help Read Article

Choose the right trainer

Riding is a constant learning curve and at some point we all reach out for the support of a trainer. But how do you go about choosing the right one for you? Horse&Rider investigates Read Article

Take the stress out of travelling

Does loading your horse often turn into a battle of wills? Anna Saillet helps take the stress out of travelling 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

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

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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