Out now, the April issue of Horse&Rider and it’s full to the brim with everything you could ever want to help you make the most of spring!
Star of the riding section this month is Pippa Funnell with her brand-new series that’s all about getting the most from your horse – starting with part one that’s all about upgrading your contact. Joining her is fellow international eventer, Sam Griffiths, who shares his fool proof formula for a successful jumping warm-up. Dressage guru Dan Greenwood’s also on hand to help you conquer the canter and offers up his effective exercises for improving this pace, while showjumper Mark Hallion is on hand to guide you through the ultimate jumping approach.
Mind coach Daisy Smith shares her steps to confident course walking, but if you’re worried your horse’s routine is all work and no play, behaviourist Anna Haines shares all you need to know about his downtime. If you’re choosing the brighter days and warmer conditions to upskill your lungeing routine between rides, Fizz Marshall tackles five of the most common problems. Plus, we ask our trusted vets about the process behind putting a mare in foal, and what the latest findings are surrounding strangles – just in time for Strangles Awareness Week.
In this month’s spring special, we’ve got everything you need to know to keep the season’s routine manageable, from our quick and easy trimming guide and pre-summer to-do list to our healthcare hotspots – laminitis and sweet itch – not forgetting our advice for making the most of your horse’s grazing, no matter his turnout situation.
Plus, we’ve got countless opportunities for you to win all sorts of goodies, too. Answer our reader survey for a chance to win a LeMieux Bluebell matchy set, or enter our giveaways to win tickets to Horsefest, a £500 shopping haul with Equetech, plus we’ve got feed, poles awesome gear up for grabs, too!
All this and more in the April issue of Horse&Rider magazine, out now!