When there is total trust between horse and rider, anything can be achieved. In the latest issue of Horse magazine, equine behaviourist Michael Peace reveals the secrets to building a solid relationship with your horse. He uses a 50:50 theory where neither horse nor rider has the upper hand – it’s not about domination or control, but more about cooperation.

The September issue is packed with great exercises to help you get the best out of your horse including a masterclass with eventing star Harry Meade who helps a rider improve her control around a course of fences.

Alice Oppenheimer shows you how to ride your horse in a correct dressage outline, and we help a rider make the transition from a pony to a horse.

We go behind the scenes at dressage rider Daniel Greenwood’s yard, and follow the story of coloured pony Dez, who was dumped to die on a cold, wet night.

Does your horse spook at the slightest thing? Michelle Parkyn shows you how to best deal with a spooky horse by gaining his confidence.

We suggest ways to cope if you own a horse with a long-term medical condition, and saddle fitters deal with horses with challenging conformations. Plus, avoid common summer issues and learn how to carry out an equine MOT.

Don’t miss our brilliant prizes on offer, including a pair of tickets to Hickstead, wellington boots and Royal Berkshire Show tickets.