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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.

Tackle ditches and angled fences with Nick Gauntlett

Ditches and angled fences are some of the most obvious rider-frighteners on every cross-country course, but you can make light work of them in the school with Nick Gauntlett’s top tips Read Article

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

Tackling tendon injuries

Injuries to tendons can be tricky to heal, but with early detection and the right treatment, the outcome can be significantly improved, as vet Laura Quiney, from the Animal Health Trust, explains 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

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

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

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

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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