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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 stop your horse’s quarters falling in

Do you struggle with your horse’s quarters falling in? Here’s how to keep them as straight as a die Read Article

Introducing your ex-racehorse to jumping

You’re ready to start introducing jumping, but where to begin? Clare Poole, top ex-racehorse producer, explains Read Article

Introducing flatwork to you ex-racehorse

You’re ready to start improving his flatwork, but what’s most important to begin with? Clare Poole, top ex-racehorse producer, explains Read Article

How to recognise ringworm

Ringworm is the most common fungal skin infection in horses. Vet Poppy Mitchell, from Wensum Valley Vets, explains how to recognise and deal with the problem swiftly to prevent it spreading Read Article

Coping with Cushing’s

Cushing’s disease, or PPID, is being diagnosed in more and more horses, but what can you do to manage the condition and keep your horse happy and healthy? Vet Becky Lees explains Read Article

Laminitis – everything you need to know

The word laminitis strikes fear into any horse owner who’s experienced it, but did you realise your horse could be as at risk as any other? Danica Pollard from the Animal Health Trust explains why and what you can do to prevent it Read Article

Winter yard tips

Keep the blues at bay with these great winter yard tips Read Article

40 ways to embrace winter

It’s easy to feel down in winter, especially when dark nights and wet weather limit riding time and can make being at the yard feel like a chore. Rachel Dyke has some great ideas to lift your spirits 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

How to prevent and manage stable vices

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