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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.

Hat fitting under the ‘new normal’

Are you in need of an upgrade post-lockdown? Join Kathryn for her step-by-step guide to safe hat fitting following the Covid-19 pandemic to ensure you can continue having fun in the saddle Read Article

Stay safe over fences

Whether you’re a jumping afficionado or new to leaving the ground, there’s never any harm in a quick reminder of how to stay safe over fences – find out how with H&R Read Article

Happy handling

Ensuring your horse is as polite on the ground as he is under saddle is essential to not only a good working relationship, but also to keeping you and your horse safe 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 the thought of organising your horse’s winter wardrobe send a shiver down your spine? It might be time to tailor your rugging system with some bespoke solutions to real-life quandaries 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

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

How to advertise your horse

Looking to share, loan or sell your horse, but don’t know where to start? There’s a lot you can do to help find the right partner to continue his journey and make the process as smooth as possible Read Article

How to check your horse’s family tree

Ever wondered if your horse’s past contains any hidden gems? H&R has some top tips for unearthing his family tree 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

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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