The new issue of Horse magazine (October issue, out now) is packed with top rider tips to help give you and your horse the winning edge.

Showjumper Tim Stockdale, eventers Holly Woodhead and Laura Collett and para-dressage star Sophie Wells share their best advice for improving your performance, plus event rider Spencer Sturmey reveals easy exercises to put energy into the trot.

Add energy to your horse's paces with our expert tips

Learn how to be safer when riding and around horses, and discover a quick workout designed to improve a rider’s fitness and boost their effectiveness in the saddle.

If you are looking to buy a new horse, check out our guide to making the right decision, including handy veterinary tips.

Plus, find out how antibiotic resistance could affect you and your horse, pick up tips on buying forage and read reviews of must-have gilets.

There’s all this and much, much more in the October issue of Horse magazine!

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Happy riding!