With horses living longer than ever before, more and more people are enjoying the benefits of veteran horses. They are experienced, more likely to be sensible and know their jobs better than a younger horse.

In the December issue, we show you how rewarding owning a veteran can be, and highlight ways to have fun with an older horse.

Being older doesn’t mean the end of a competitive career. Discover classes specifically designed for veterans with championships held at Olympia, and pick up essential veterinary and management advice for keeping a veteran in tip top condition. 

Want to improve your flat work or jumping skills? This month, showjumper Tim Stockdale helps you achieve more clear rounds, and German Olympic eventer Ingrid Klimke reveals why it’s so essential to establish flatwork basics and shares a training plan for young horses.

Plus, our fascinating feature on equine body language will help you better understand your horse, and real riders offer their tips for coping with winter.