Issue 361

This month we’ve been getting excited about all the great things we can look forward to doing with our horses this summer. We’ve got lots of riding features to help you become a better rider and tips and advice to ensure that your horse receives the best care all day, every day – think of us as your ‘go-to’ people!



We bring you the first installment of the 2012 Training Academy where you’ll meet your new instructors – international dressage rider Spencer Wilton and international eventer Jay Halim. Plus you can find out how YH writer Katy Islip fared when she tried Trec – we think you’ll fancy giving it a go once you’ve read it.



We also have dressage advice from Stephen Clarke – a great list of tips that could help you secure some extra marks this summer.



Head to our Horse Care section and you’ll find some great fly care info – practical advice to help you keep flies at bay and you can learn all about headshaking. We’ve even got the first in a two-page foal care special.


This month our vet experts tell you how to manage your in-foal mare and prepare for her birth.



In Essential Know-How you can read up on loads of important skills such as opening gates, plaiting, taking your horse’s temperature, pulse and respiration plus lots more.



In gear check out our Big Test on brushing boots and Buyers’ Guide to back protectors and air jackets. Then in Bargain to Blowout we’ve looked into a range of gear for hacking and we tell you about some of our tried and tested kit that’s stood the test of time.

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