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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

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

Clipping fears

Envious of your friends with their super-smart clipped horses when yours is a nervous wreck – or worse – at the sight of a pair of clippers? Anna Saillet’s here to help Read Article

Choose the right trainer

Riding is a constant learning curve and at some point we all reach out for the support of a trainer. But how do you go about choosing the right one for you? Horse&Rider investigates Read Article

Take the stress out of travelling

Does loading your horse often turn into a battle of wills? Anna Saillet helps take the stress out of travelling Read Article

Why should you keep your horse in a herd?

How much do you consider your horse’s natural social behaviour in his management? Probably not enough, as Anna Saillet explores Read Article

Read your horse’s mind

Ever wondered what’s going through your horse’s mind? Learning to think along the same lines as him will help you build a better relationship and effectively deal with potential problems Read Article

When to call a behaviourist

So how do you tackle problematic behaviour? And how do you know when it’s time to call in the professionals? Anna Saillet explains... 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

Feel confident after time off from riding

Feeling nervous about getting back in the saddle after time off isn’t something you can always control, but there are loads of ways you can rebuild your confidence 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

Make your horse’s day

Could your horse be happier? Whether he behaves like life’s offering him a raw deal or he seems blissfully content with his lot, there’s plenty you can do to help improve his quality of life and boost his happiness Read Article

Make your horse easy to handle with Warwick Schiller

Your horse’s extremities – his legs, ears and nose – are very sensitive. Warwick Schiller explains how to handle them safely Read Article

Make your horse easy to handle with Warwick Schiller

Your horse’s extremities – his legs, ears and nose – are very sensitive. Warwick Schiller explains how to handle them safely Read Article

Space invader

Does your horse walk all over you? Get him to take a step back and pay attention with advice from Warwick Schiller Read Article

What your body language is telling your horse

The conversation between you and your horse is constant – whether it’s body language, words or actions – and can have a big effect on him. Anna Saillet explains how Read Article

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