The February issue of Horse&Rider has arrived and this month it’s packed full of advice to keep you motivated this winter…
Having a horse that’s straight and balanced is fundamental to his performance, no matter the discipline, and this month BHS coach and polework fanatic Nina Gill has the perfect layout that’ll get you and your horse tuned in and thinking straight from start to finish. Gareth Hughes is back with part two of his series and he talks all things suppleness. With three exercises for you to try and test riding tips from the top of the sport, you’ll be boosting your dressage scores in no time. Plus, international eventer and coach Felicity Collins shares her advice on introducing your horse to arena cross-country.
Find out how listening to your mind and body can enhance your connection with your horse, in and out of the saddle, with yoga instructor Kathryn Thakrar who also shares her favourite exercises to help you release tension. Stay motivated, positive and in the zone this winter – with seven ways to spice up your riding sessions, tips to help you enjoy your horse throughout the chillier months and eight reasons why winter hacking’s so great, you’ll come out of the season feeling ready for anything.
Does your horse crib-bite or weave? Or are you worried at the prospect of him developing repetitive behaviours? In this issue, we find out why horses develop stereotypes, as well as how we can prevent and manage them from behaviourist Kayna Prescott. Vet Hannah Birch is on-hand, too, to help keep your golden oldie in top condition and Fizz Tickridge-Marshall has got a few things for you to consider before putting your mare into foal.
Help keep your horse healthy from the inside with our guide to forage replacers and make him shine on the outside with a no-rinse wash – we put a selection to the test so your horse will feel refreshed and smell amazing, without having a full bath! Don’t miss out on your chance to win a Dengie bundle, including four bags of feed and fab merchandise. There are loads of other great prizes up for grabs, too – from gorgeous knitwear for you to boots for your horse – so don’t delay, enter today!
All this and so much more in the February issue of Horse&Rider – out now!