Does your riding need a shake up? Horse magazine’s regular contributor Michelle Parkyn recommends using mounted games to add fun to your schooling sessions. Plus, it can help develop your horse’s paces too! Discover how with the use of simple cones or markers can help to supple your horse and spice up flatwork sessions.

Check out our feature on saving pounds on horsey purchases by taking advantage of discount schemes and loyalty cards. Plus, we touch on the topic of safety around your horse and offer advice on what to wear and how to stay safe.

We follow the remarkable story of Molly the cob who overcame atypical myopathy, and visit an RDA centre to learn all about how to become a volunteer and help change lives for the better.

As always, our training section is full to bursting with top tips and advice on improving your riding. Dressage trainer Andrew Gould offers advice on straightness, relieving tension and perfecting flying changes. If jumping is your thing, Gemma Tattersall helps you achieve more clear rounds by taking control of your horse and thinking about technical aspects of the course.

If you and your horse are often on the road, don’t miss our feature on making loading and travelling a more pleasant experience. With winter around the corner, now is the time to start thinking about your paddocks – our article on paddock preparation will show you how to minimize muddy ground and limited grazing.

And don’t forget to check out our awesome competition prizes including a VIP trip to Horse of the Year Show and Horseware goodies.