The Spring issue of Your Horse is on sale today! 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…

  • Your Horse meets Victoria Wright, widow of event rider Matthew, who explains how running the mental health charity, Riders Minds, has given her purpose in a time overshadowed by tragedy
  • #Hack1000Miles: How to use hacking to boost a horse’s fitness
  • Work/ Horse Balance: Vickie Sheriff, the director of comms and marketing with two event horses
  • Take Five with farmer and TV presenter Jimmy Doherty on his lifelong love of animals, setting up Jimmy’s Farm, and riding horses around the globe

In Your Horse’s Training…

  • Learn how fine-tuning leadership skills can make hacking confidence soar
  • Discover the benefits of joining a riding club
  • How to ride a pirouette with panache, and the part core strength has to play
  • Put a stop to windscreen wiper leg with tips from RiderCise
  • Blitzing Bad Behaviour: How to re-train a horse who is strong to lead

In Your Horse’s Care…

  • Riding stars from across the disciplines reveal the bonds they have made with their winning partners
  • Uncover the natural healing power of salt and the conditions it can help
  • Why a strangles outbreak can cause so much angst
  • #FitNotFat: The role diet plays in developing topline

In Ask The Experts…

  • Producing young horses with four-star event rider and young horse producer Sam Hobbs: Buying a youngster; starting them the right way; preventing napping; taking a young horse out; assessing their workload
  • Mechanical horse lessons with biomechanics trainer Hannah Irons: What you can expect during a session; how simulators can help to improve rider position in the saddle; the mechanical horse’s role in rehabbing from injury
  • Polocrosse with the UKPA’s sports development officer James Oliver-Byrne: What the game involves; is it a sport for any age?; is it suitable for nervous riders?
  • Acupuncture with vet and acupuncturist Dr Kayleigh Baker: How does it work on horses?; what conditions can it treat?; how to find a qualified professional

Competitions to enter…

  • Win tickets to Bicton International Horse Trials worth over £250! Includes a pair of season tickets to Bicton International Horse Trials, tickets to the welcome reception on Thursday evening, picnic parking, a food hamper, showjumping and cross country course-walks, and a camping pass with hook-up for the weekend
  • Win an Absorbine fly control bundle, including Ultrashield Residual Insecticide and UltraShield Fly Mask, worth £65!
  • Win an Equi-Sential Fly Rug worth £72.95!
  • Win a bale of Dennie’s Meadow Lite with Herbs worth £14.99!
  • Win a 20kg bag of Speedi-Beet and 2kg tub of TumerAid worth £42.99!

Your Horse’s Gear…

  • A fabulous collection of seasonal offerings to put a spring in your step
  • Big test: Our panel of testers put a selection of riding tights through their paces

Where to buy your copy…