Don’t let a loading issue spoil your plans to get out and about with your horse this summer. In the August issue of Horse magazine (on sale from 6 July), respected equine behaviourist Justine Harrison shows how you can create a step-by-step plan to train your horse to load – follow her smart advice and you’ll soon be enjoying stress-free travelling with your horse!

Summer is many people’s favourite season, but it does bring its challenges, including health issues such as sweet itch, laminitis and headshaking. If your horse suffers from one of these conditions, help is at hand from equine vet Katie Brickman, who shares her management tips.

The other pesky problem in summer is biting insects. To help you find the best protection for your horse, check out our reviews of fly repellents and fly masks.

Horse magazine’s packed Training Section has lots of brilliant advice to help you improve your riding and your horse’s performance, whatever discipline you enjoy.

We’ve got to tips to help you clear water fences with ease, ride medium trot, improve your dressage results and prepare for showjumping on grass.

Plus, we chat to world famous cross-country course designer Captain Mark Phillips, reveal the best way to return a horse to ridden work and bring you the latest news from the horse world.

Happy riding!