Horse & Rider Magazine - Issue 628

Horse magazine packed with top tips and advice from leading industry experts

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The February issue of Horse&Rider’s out now – and if you can’t wait to take advantage of the gradually increasing daylight hours, you won’t want to miss it. International eventer Alex Hua Tian turns his attention to flatwork for the final part of his series, using one simple method to dial your scores up to the max. Joining him to shape up your schooling is dressage guru Anna Miller, who revisits the basics – and promises that they’re just as useful for a more established horse as they are for a youngster. Plus, we’ve got some great schooling exercises for when you’re short on time but hoping for a workout that packs a punch. Ready for lift-off? Then you’ll want to check out Lydia Hannon’s straightforward exercises to boost your horse’s balance and control.

Hoping to get the most out of your riding this year? As well as taking stock of our fabulous training features, you’ll want to make sure you’re learning from the best riding instructor for you – find out how with Daisy Smith. Hoping to keep your horse as happy and healthy as he can be, even over winter when conditions can be tricky? We’ve got just the ticket, as behaviourist Kayna Prescott steers us in the right direction.

Turn to our vet and horse care sections to get the lowdown on winter weight loss – how and why we should embrace it, with help from Redwings’ Head of Veterinary Services, Nicky Jarvis. If your horse is feeling more and more like a hassle to handle, Fizz Marshall steps in with some simple steps back to harmony, plus we’ve got expert advice on creating the perfect ration for your horse and three simple steps to help keep your veteran thriving through to spring.

If you fancy trying your luck on this month’s competitions, we’ve got a great feeding bundle from Dengie worth £1,000 to give away, as well as a Shockemöhle bridle, SSG gloves and loads more!

All this and more in the February issue of Horse&Rider – out now!