The February 2021 issue of Your Horse is on sale now. Read on for a taster of what’s inside…


  • Badminton 2010 winner Paul Tapner on the hacking fall that changed his life last summer — and why he’ll never ride again
  • The work-horse balance of a UNISON area organiser and mother-of-one who rides at 5.30am
  • Five minutes with TV presenter and wife of William Fox-Pitt, Alice Plunkett
  • 14 life skills horses equip you with

In Your Horse’s Training…

  • Part one of our exciting news series, filled with Innovative pole work patterns you probably haven’t seen before
  • When big is too big: the latest thinking on rider weight and what it means for you
  • Three exercises to boost your horse’s jumping confidence when you’ve only got 30 minutes to ride
  • Sharon Hunt’s inspiring and creative exercises to refresh your riding and stay motivated

In Your Horse’s Care…

  • A seasoned grooms tried and tested tips for getting your horse ready to ride — including greys and mud monsters
  • Vet notes: why hydration isn’t just a summer issue
  • The pros and cons of giving your horse a holiday
  • Showing stars Natalie and Simon Reynolds share their advice for keeping a heavy breed or type of horse in tip-top condition — including their guide to hogging manes and forelocks

In Ask The Experts…

  • Hoof care: managing crumbly hooves and soft soles
  • Ruth Edge’s advice for building topline
  • All the latest about passports and chipping
  • Tack and turnout: pulling tails and achieving a shiny coat

In Your Horse’s Gear…

  • Winter coats tested for how well they protect against cold and wet weather when you’re riding or working on the yard
  • Exercise sheets to keep your horse warm
  • Buyer’s Guide to mud fever, including management advice and products available to help