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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.

Fit to ride

It can be hard to find the time to keep yourself fit, especially when you’re riding less during winter. Follow our three-part exercise series to maximise your strength and condition in as little as 30 minutes Read Article

Winter training – part 2

Stuck for ideas when schooling on winter evenings? Horse&Rider comes to the rescue with four fun, quick exercises from top trainers to improve your horse’s way of going and your riding, too Read Article

Cross-country school from your arena

Want to practise your cross-country skills, but don’t have a course to school on? Top eventer Nick Gauntlett helps you tackle every type of cross-country fence using just one arena-based exercise Read Article

The rise of the superbug

Threatening the health of our horses as well as our own, resistance to antimicrobial drugs is on the increase. Vet Laura Quiney, from the Animal Health Trust, explains how you can help preserve the use of these lifesaving medicines Read Article

How a wound heals

Horses tend to be accident-prone, which means that dealing with wounds is part and parcel of being a horse owner. Vet Sally Hodgson, from Hook Norton Veterinary Group, explains how wounds repair and how you can help the process Read Article

Winter warmers

Whatever plans you have for you and your horse over the next few months, we’ve got the perfect products to help you on your way. Read Article

Ultimate weightaping and body condition scoring guide

Knowing how much your horse weighs is an important part of keeping him healthy. If you’re unsure of how to do this properly, we’ve compiled an essential guide to help you out Read Article

Control your nerves

Human Performance Coach, John Haime, explains how to control your nerves and boost your confidence Read Article

Is your horse stressed?

Equine stress – what does it mean, how do you recognise it and what should you do about it? Behaviourist, Anna Saillet, investigates Read Article

Frustrating habits

Do you find some of your horse’s habits frustrating at times? H&R reveals why he might be behaving this way 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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