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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.

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

Staying safe on the beach

Considering an outing to the beach with your equine best friend? Here are H&R’s five top tips to keep you safe as houses on the sand 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

Grazing management: 10 ways to improve it

Is your horse getting the most out of his grazing? Here are 10 ways to improve it, no matter how much land you have Read Article

Competition – the safe way

For many riders, there’s nothing better than an outing with their equine best friend – but how can you keep your day trip a safe and enjoyable experience? Let’s find out 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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