It is our favourite time of the month again, new issue time. We are sure you won't be disappointed as it is another great read. The Horse team talk to two dedicated owners who refused to give up when told their horse's lives were in the balance, one a mare with grass sickness and one horse who suffered with recurring choke due to a rare condition.

Hopefully you have been able to enjoy the beautiful weather a bit and if you are taking the opportunity of lighter days to ride more we have 10 ways to build your horse's fitness ready for summer.

Horse magazine also caught up with talented showjumper, Anna Edwards to find out her plans for the future and Francis Whittington shows us how to use trot and canter poles to develop a horse's paces.