The September issue of Your Horse magazine is on sale now

What’s inside…

In the Competition Special:

  • Olympian Andrew Hoy shares how to teach your horse to stay calm and focused in busy, spooky competition arenas
  • Get into the zone with effective mindset techniques to help you get rid of unsettling nerves
  • How to use interval training to get your horse fit — and/or help him lose a few pounds
  • Changing gear: Caroline Moore explains the five speed variations you need for safe cross-country riding
  • Vanessa Bee explains why teaching key skills like loading and going up/down banks starts on the ground
  • Big Test: we review and rate seven competition shirts
  • On Trend: six long leather riding boots for everyday riding and competition
  • Buyer’s Guide: advice to help you find a smart and comfortable competition jacket

In Features:

  • Heroic Lucy Fenson on why she’s dedicated her life to helping abused donkeys in a troubled part of the world
  • Planning a stay-cation? Check out where and why to take your horse on holiday
  • Hack diary: Natalie Clark goes for a beach ride
  • Work/Horse Balance: the jewellery maker who juggles two horses and her own business
  • Take Five with astrologer Mystic Meg

In the rest of Your Horse:

  • Changing gears: the five speed variations you need for safe cross-country riding
  • Veterinary advice on keeping your OAP sound and happy, from fitness to feeding
  • Feet first: practical summer hoof care
  • Learn about iridology, and what your horse’s eyes can tell you about his health
  • Keep cool with Dr David Marlin’s top tips on stop your horse from overheating
  • Vet Notes: how you can recognise, prevent and treat common summer health conditions
  • A selection of great new products available now

In Ask The Experts:

  • Boots: choosing cross country protection; how knee boots work; when to use fetlock boots
  • Hormonal mares: understanding her season cycle; riding a mare in season; managing her in a mixed herd; helping mares in season
  • Bitless bridles: choosing the best bitless bridle; how to stay in control; introducing bitless riding to your horse
  • Bedding: absorbent bedding for messy stables; to bank or not to bank?; how to choose the best bedding
  • Advice from Spillers: ensure your horse gets his daily vitamins and minerals

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