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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.

Hack like a professional with Lucinda Fredericks

Even professional riders use time outside the arena to improve their horse’s way of going. Olympic eventer, Lucinda Fredericks, shares her tips for motivating a laid-back type Read Article

Three gridwork exercises you can do at home

No course? No problem! Try these great grids to sharpen up your skills Read Article

How to spot lameness

Would you know how to spot lameness? It’s not always as obvious as noticing a limp, as vet Annamaria Nagy from the Animal Health Trust 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

How to prepare your horse for a competition like a pro

Want to go to your next show looking the part? Ace showjumping groom Tom Monaghan shares his secrets so you can prepare your horse for competitions like a pro Read Article

How to manage your horse’s weight

Being overweight has serious health implications for your horse. World Horse Welfare’s Sam Chubbock explains how you can help 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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