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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.

Fitness plans for your horse

Getting your horse fit is really important, but can be good fun, too. Horse&Rider has put together a go-to fitness guide for your horse Read Article

Jumping for fun with Ben Hobday

Mixing up your training regime with some unconventional exercises will strengthen you and your horse as a partnership, says eventer Ben Hobday Read Article

Make your horse more responsive

Dressage rider Lucy Cartwright shows you how to create more impulsion with four simple exercises Read Article

Rain scald

Has your horse developed scabby, crusty areas of skin? It could be caused by a condition called rain scald. Vet Jenna Elliott, from Rosevean Veterinary practice, explains Read Article

Solve your paddock problems

Is your horse’s field looking more lacklustre than lush? Check out H&R’s simple solutions to bring it back to its best Read Article

Get ready for your next horsey outing

Wherever you’re planning to take your horse next, get organised before you go with Horse&Rider’s stress-free pre-outing checklist 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

Perfect partners: the vetting

When you’re happy that you’ve met your perfect match, the next step is to think about the vetting. Equine vet Juliette Edmonds guides you through the process Read Article

Perfect partners: meeting your match

The excitement of buying a new horse is one like no other, but don’t be fooled by rose-tinted glasses. Before taking the plunge, make sure you’re fully prepared Read Article

Choosing a livery yard

Picking the right livery yard for your horse is a balancing act that requires weighing up the costs, services, facilities and location. Decide what’s most important to you and your horse with H&R’s guide 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

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