“ Horse & Rider is the premier source of information for riders of all Western disciplines. In every issue, top trainers share step-by-step training techniques and competitive strategies. H&R also provides hanorse-care articles, ds-on h horsekeeping how-tos, consumer advice, tips for coping with horse-life issues, ringside reports on top Western shows, horse-world news and events, and profiles of legendary horses and horsepeople. „
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I get this magazine delivered by my newsagent and have done for the last year or so. It costs 3.70gbp and compaired with other magazines on the market I think this is good value. It is produced monthly. I find the magazine very informative and is good for all levels. It has a readers letters section, a product review section and a for sale section. I don't normally read the product review section but I do enjoy the readers letters and looking at what horses are for sale as well as drooling over the houses I will never be able to afford. I like the interviews with the celebrities and the question section answered by experts and feel you can learn a lot from them. The photos in the magazine are lovely especially the one on the front cover. There is normally a schooling article and a jumping one which vary from issue to issue on the technicality of the content. They have recently started to run articles on how to save time and money which is a great help. It doesn't stick to "English" riding either, the magazine covers western riding and has some really great articles on natural horsemanship too.
Horse and Rider is my favourite equestrian magazine. Having been around horses and riding for 12years I have always found magazines helpful. Since discovering Horse and Rider I have found many useful articles helping with the day to day care of my horses, schooling techniques and even understanding the natural instincts of the horse. All articles are written clearly and most of the schooling pages have pull out cards you can take with you to the yard for help. The classifed section at the back is brilliant to, as with each section it gives you handy hints such as towing a trailer or buying an equestrian property and even help on confirmation faults to look for when buying a horse.
Out of all the magazines available on the market today I would definately recommend Horse and Rider. It has the most interesting articles and always has something for every type of rider whether you are into dressage, jumping, showing or even just a happy hack round the woods.