The December issue of Your Horse is now on sale! This month is packed full of expert advice, training tips, horse care essentials and the lowdown into the latest equestrian products.

Find out what’s inside…

Features you’ll enjoy…

  • A fair crack of the whip? With equestrian’s social license to operate becoming questioned, what is the future of whips and spurs?
  • #Hack1000Miles: Challengers share their favourite Christmas hacking traditions, including carolling at care homes and delivering Christmas cards by horseback
  • Work/ Horse Balance: Stephanie Palmer, Equine Register’s chief business officer who keeps ten horses at home
  • How to become a successful equestrian vlogger
  • Take Five with This Farming’s Life Aimee Budge

In Your Horse’s Training…

  • Gaining confidence through groundwork
  • Showjumper Pippa Allen helps a talented teen take her skillset to the next level
  • How to tailor a work regime to a veteran horse
  • Dressage trainer Alex Harrison channels a hot horse’s enthusiasm
  • Blitzing Bad Behaviour: How to make worming woes a thing of the past

In Your Horse’s Care…

  • The healing power of chiropractic and who this type of therapy benefits the most
  • Unlocking the secrets of the sacroiliac joint
  • Have equine vets fallen out of love with the profession? We find out
  • The causes and effects of shivers
  • #FitNotFat: How quantifying weight gain can help to clamp down on it

In Ask The Experts…

  • Rider fitness with online strength coach Chrissy Hawkins: Improve your riding with resistance training; quick-fire fitness exercises; do I need to go to a gym?; workouts for all abilities
  • Confidence with NLP and hypnotherapist Tracey Cole: How to lay confident hacking foundations; banishing those pre-riding nerves; where to look for motivation; ditching self-belief issues
  • Icelandic horses with Jemima Adams, who is a member of Team GB for Icelandic horses : Why they make great hacking partners; where to find one; all about the gaits; how to feed and manage an Icelandic horse
  • Feeding with Baileys nutritionist Emma Short: How to add sparkle without extra zing; what is the difference between feeding a mix versus a cube; the ideal weight for a two-year-old; how to keep weight on a horse in winter

Competitions to enter…

  • Win a Bounce Tack Locker worth £1,680
  • Win a Thermatex SHR Original Cooler Rug worth £244
  • Win a Horslyx Bundle, including a mini selection box, 5kg mobility balancer, 5kg respiratory balancer, 5kg holder, two 15kg Horslyx original balancers and a 15kg holder worth £213.41
  • Win a set of Liveryman Black Beauty mains clippers worth £377.50
  • Win a prize bundle from Zebra Products and Equipe, including a pair of Equipe safety stirrups, Equipe stirrup leathers, and Equipe complete care leather kit worth almost £550

Christmas gifts… 

  • The latest equestrian gear to hit the market
  • Fun and practical gifts for your horse
  • For her: From edible treats to sparkly hats, we have all tastes covered
  • For him: Festive pressies for the horsey man who has everything
  • For kids: Gifts for the young guns
  • Stocking fillers: Goodies that won’t break the bank for friends and family

Inside the Winter Essentials Guide…

  • The clipper that has revolutionised horsey hair cuts
  • How to choose a fibre replacer
  • The outfit that will appeal to all equestrians
  • The liners changing how we buy rugs
  • How a natural antioxidant can help horses
  • Cosy creations to keep equines and humans comfortable and snug
  • Linseed – for condition without fizz
  • Breeze through winter with these useful products
  • Finding the right tools for those clipping chores
  • Feeding a horse according to workload
  • The right recipe for when grass growth declines
  • Caring for a horse from the inside out
  • A quality blend for the golden oldie in your life
  • Top tips for heading out with your horse

Where to buy your copy…