The May issue of Your Horse is on sale now — and it’s the #Hack1000Miles relaunch! Extra pages dedicated to all the great things about hacking a horse, as well as a variety of training and horse care features and plenty more to enjoy. There’s also a free 32-page safety guide, packed with all the latest products designed to protect you and your horse.

Find out what’s inside

In the #Hack1000Miles relaunch…

  • Roll of honour: happy faces of riders during the 2023/24 campaign
  • Filming in progress: why a hat camera is a vital piece of safety kit
  • ‘Hacking is my salvation’: real-life stories from challengers who achieved far more than they ever imagined
  • On the bright side: Your Horse’s testing team reviews the latest high vis gear
  • The myriad reasons to sign up for our fun, free hacking challenge

Features you’ll enjoy…

  • In Work/Horse Balance, meet Libby Seed, the full-time account manager vying for her second Badminton CCI5*
  • Take Five with Downton Abbey star Peter Egan
  • Happy big birthday to Badminton! As the iconic horse trials celebrates 75 years, learn how a disastrous Olympics prompted its creation and relive Pippa Funnell’s glory years in the early 2000s

In Your Horse’s Training…

  • Taking the lead: how to establish yourself as your horse’s leader for greater hacking confidence
  • Fix It: Jumping at an angle — event rider Alex Bragg explains the keys to clearing angled cross-country fences
  • That winning feeling: swap competition nerves for total confidence with these exercises
  • Managing the menopause: how a holistic approach to tackling symptoms can give equestrians their mojo back
  • Turning their back: what to do if your horse retreats to the back of their stable when you enter

In Your Horse’s Care…

  • On the right track: why a track system is brilliant for competition horses, not just fat ponies
  • Join the fight: rising resistance to antibiotics is putting horses’ lives at risk
  • Worm control: why your parasite prevention methods need to improve
  • Aromatherapy: the transformative effects of essential oils on horses
  • Perfect portions: how to create a calorie deficit for a healthy waistline

In Your Horse’s Gear…

  • What’s New? Our round up of the latest horsey gear on the shelves
  • Buyer’s Guide: all you need to know before buying a body protector that meets the new BETA standard
  • On Trend: stirrups to enhance your leg position and security in the saddle

In Ask The Experts…

  • Dressage: Managing test nerves • Making competitions enjoyable • Keeping your focus • Spooking in the arena
  • Eventing: Tips for first timers • Moving up a level • How to relax in the showjumping warm up • Startbox advice
  • Confidence: Grieving for a deceased horse • Jumping confidence • Canter transitions • How to improve visualisation
  • Feeding: Nutrition for pregnant mares • Slow-release energy • Balancing a restricted diet • Molasses in hard feed

Plus your chance to win…

  • An all-weather surface from Equestrian Direct!
  • Stirrups, cooler rugs and more!

Inside the Safety Guide…

  • The latest in riding hats, air protection, body protectors, horse boots, safety stirrups, fencing, headcollars, and high vis gear.

Where to buy your copy…