Have you ever thought of owning an unusual breed of horse but aren’t sure whether they will be capable of performing in your chosen discipline? Don’t miss our feature ‘Unusual suspects’ starring equines of all shapes and sizes who excel in a multitude of disciplines in the latest issue (June issue) of Horse magazine.

Find out about successful Shetland showjumpers and native breeds taking the affiliated dressage arena by storm.

If you have children who ride, or often ride with younger people, find out how to keep young riders safer in the saddle and learn how to spot common injuries should they suffer a fall.

Add some excitement to your schooling sessions with our super pole work exercises within the training section. Don’t worry if you have limited equipment - all you need is three ground poles to create clever patterns to help improve your horse’s paces, rhythm and balance.

Summer is a great time to enjoy your horse to the full both in the saddle and from the ground simply taking care of him without the restriction of limited daylight hours. Keep on top of summer ailments such as sweet itch with vet Becky Lees' wise words on managing the condition in The Vet Report - Ditch the itch.

We also offer 10 tips on helping you have the best summer ever, including avoiding annoying biting insects and preventing painful sunburn.

If you’re planning on entering any shows this season, don’t forget to check out our gear guide to ensure you are properly kitted out and look your best.

And last but not least, don’t miss out on the chance to win a fantastic Point Two ProAir Jacket, plus seven fantastic giveaways.