The July issue of Horse&Rider has hit the shelves – and this month it’s all about stepping up your riding, whether you love to jump or prefer to keep all four hooves on the ground.
Kicking off our jam-packed riding section is Piggy March with her favourite exercises for maintaining rhythm and balance on your approach to a fence. Next into the ring is Wesko Equestrian Foundation mentor, Pippa Funnell, with the final instalment of her series and the culmination of all her teachings so far takes you and your horse off the ground with some simple, but effective, jumping exercises. She’s joined by Foundation and CCI4* rider, Emma Thomas putting her horse The Buzz Factor through his paces. Wrapping up the section is Charlotte Dujardin with a step-by-step guide to help you up your schooling game with higher level dressage movements.
Head to our vet and management sections for an abundance of horsey know-how, including how to manage wounds, the dangers of equine obesity and the ins and outs of the equine digestive system. Would you know what to do in the event of a head injury? Experts from British Equestrian discuss the latest thinking surrounding concussion and the signs you need to look out for after a fall.
If you want to train your horse while maintaining and building a trusting relationship, turn to our mind section where behaviourist Anna Haines discusses case studies from the Mare and Foal Sanctuary and how they train horses with behavioural issues. If you’re focusing more on yourself at the moment, then we’ve got two features on improving your wellbeing and the positive impacts it can have on your riding.
Feeling lucky this month? Why not enter our competition? It’s a fantastic bundle from KBIS, which includes breakdown cover, a lesson with Georgie Campbell and loads of branded goodies. Plus, we’ve more than £1,200 worth of fantastic prizes to give away.
Pick up your copy of July’s Horse&Rider for all this and so much more!