The wait is over, the new issue of Horse magazine is on the  shelves! This month we have got some excellent bitting advice  from expert Tricia Nassau- Williams as well as looking at the  smart new saddles on the market. Once you have got all your  tack sorted out, make sure you read judge Michelle Parkyn's  test riding secrets. Michelle talks us through the test sheet  shorthand and explains how to use the judge's comments to  improve your performance and make your next outing a winning  one.

 If showjumping is more your thing you won't want to miss our  article on perfecting your position. Rider and trainer, Sebastien  Poirer has an easy, nine-step workout routine to make sure you  don't get behind your horse's movement.

 We also have an exclusive interview with Charlotte Dujardin's  best friend, Ian Cast, to hear about the influence he's had on  her riding career.

 Don't miss our quiz on p96, test your knowledge about horse  health in our fun and informative quiz that has been compiled by vet Becky Lees.