The May issue of Your Horse is on sale now. It’s jam-packed with a 19-page confidence special plus all the usual riding, gear and horse care advice you don’t want to miss.
In the Confidence Special:
- We talk to riders who have fought their own confidence battles to find out how they bounced back: from leisure riders to grassroots competitors all the way up to elite venters Pippa Funnell and Lucinda Fredericks
- Unlock a more confident you: psychology coach Helen Rennie uncovers the most common rider worries — including: ‘I’m not good enough’, performance anxiety nerves after a fall or accident — and advises how to tackle them
- Mindset coach Aurelie Seguin explains why embracing your emotions is the first step to overcoming fear in the saddle
- The hypnotic phrases that can help keep anxiety at bay so that hacking is fun
- New #Hack1000Miles diary: meet the challenger returning to the saddle after a five-year break and discovering that her confidence is not what it was
- Interview with Tom Robinson: the former Badminton finisher talks frankly about his mental health battle
- Work-horse balance: the daily life juggle of a senior educational psychologist with one mare on DIY livery
In Your Horse’s Training:
- John Thelwall solves 5 common jumping position errors in part two of his jumping workshop — including overfolding, letting reins get too long and folding to one side
- Why virtual training is so useful — and why it could continue after all Covid-19 restrictions ease
- International showjumper Matt Lanni shares 4 exercises to help you ride a strong horse effectively
In Your Horse’s Care:
- Why writing off an in-season mare as ‘moody’ is not fair — and how understanding this can help to improve your partnership
- Vet notes: How hay fever affects horses and the best way to manage it
- The powerful effects that essential oils can have on horses
- Roadwork: Dr David Marlin provides his advice on keeping your horse sound when you ride on the road
- Fit Not Fat — welfare warning: World Horse Welfare field officer Penny Baker explains the implications of overweight horses for charities and why owners need to take action now
In Ask The Experts:
- Preparing to compete again: gridwork and pole work to boost fitness; tips for remembering the course; dealing with nerves at a competition
- Feeding a poor doer: feeding for condition when you’re on a budget; helping horses who are fussy about forage
- Colour myths: understanding skin sensitivity; keeping dark horses comfortable; why greys change colour
- Cross-country riding: how to prevent napping to the first fence; how to confidently jump ditches; tackle rider frighteners with ease
- Advice from Spillers: finding a feed that contains a full range of vitamins and minerals while also offering hoof support
In Your Horse’s Gear:
- Tried & Tested: riding gloves. Find out which we rated as being best value and which pair was our overall test winner
- Essential lungeing kit available to buy
- Buyer’s guide to riding underwea
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