Packed full of fantastic training content, we bring you the first part of our all-new series with Olympic eventer Alex Hua Tian – this month he’s discussing his two-fence method to get your horse on the right wavelength for your next jumping round. Dressage rider Sarah Higgins also joins us to take your half-pass to the next level, while five-star eventer Lydia Hannon shares some of her favourite exercises for developing your horse’s suppleness, rideability and balance. We’ve also put together three effective exercises to warm your horse up for jumping, and some great ways to get creative working on your horse’s fitness this winter.
Confused by conformation? You’re not alone. Check out our guide to assessing your horse from top to toe – and work out what his make-up might mean for your training and management. We’ve consulted some of the equestrian industry’s best legal experts to discuss what to do if the dream horse you’ve just bought turns into a nightmare upon unloading – and how to avoid ending up in this situation altogether. Plus, we’ve got feeding advice from the experts to help you keep your horse in peak condition through the chillier months, and a guide to all the conditioning feeds on the market.
Wondering what to expect from the London International Horse Show now that it’s moved from Olympia to The Excel? We can offer you a sneak peek at the event that’s sure to be the highlight of the festive period! Plus, we’ve got a brilliant interview with showjumping’s greatest showman, Geoff Billington, which is sure to keep you entertained as you curl up with a cuppa!
We’ve also got a mega bundle of all of Horse&Rider’s tried & tested winning products of 2021 to give away – you could win over £1,300 of items with our Best In Test seal of approval.
All this and more in the Winter issue of Horse&Rider magazine. Don’t delay, pick up your copy today!