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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

Rein-back

Rein-back isn’t just for the dressage arena, it’s a useful skill to have for many situations, such as opening gates and manoeuvring in tight spaces. Dressage rider Tania Grantham shows you how to master it Read Article

Create an uphill horse

Create balance, presence and self-carriage by making your horse uphill. Dressage rider Paul Friday shows you how 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

Cross-country school from your arena

Want to practise your cross-country skills, but don’t have a course to school on? Top eventer Nick Gauntlett helps you tackle every type of cross-country fence using just one arena-based exercise Read Article

How to win a working hunter class

For many people, Working Hunter is the best of both worlds – the perfection of showing combined with the thrill of jumping. Specialist producer Louise Bell explains how to do well in these competitive classes Read Article

Road safety

From equipping you and your horse with the skills to safely and courteously ride on the road, to upskilling friends, family, colleagues and neighbours to pass horses with more care, join our campaign for considerate road sharing Read Article

Next-level hacking

It can be all too easy to relax and forget to make the most of your hack. Horse&Rider explores ways to get maximum benefit from every ride Read Article

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

Good groundwork with long-reining

Nervous about trying long-reining? Don’t be! Fizz Marshall explains how to get started Read Article

Where to begin with your ex-racehorse

So, you’ve got your new ex-racehorse, but where to start? Clare Poole, top ex-racehorse showing producer, rider and judge, explains Read Article

Keep yourself safer in the saddle

Check out our top tips to help keep you more secure while you're on board 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

Are you sitting comfortably?

A secure seat is the foundation for harmonious riding. Sylvia Loch explains how to achieve it Read Article

Taking your horse to the gallops

Take your horse to purpose-built racehorse gallops and boost your confidence, develop impeccable timing and improve fitness with event rider, Coral Keen Read Article

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