In this week’s Horse & Hound magazine, out on Thursday 12 April 2018, don’t miss our ‘Spring vet special’, in which we look at laminitis, stifle injuries, sweet itch, poisonous plants and much more. Also, check out our Grand National preview — we talk to trainer Jonjo O’Neill, take a look at top contender Blaklion and don’t miss our ultimate form guide. Plus, read our feature on riders’ pain threshold and we have all the action from across the disciplines, including dressage, showjumping, racing, point-to-point and more.

What’s in Horse & Hound magazine: 12 April 2018

News

  • Rider dope-testing is on the increase
  • Wet weather stops play across disciplines
  • Young riders’ plea to shape our sports

Spring vet special

  • Laminitis: How to avoid a relapse
  • Stifle injuries: Know your options
  • Social media: What is the impact on vets?
  • Sweet itch: Why it shouldn’t stop your horse
  • Products: To keep horses’ skin healthy
  • Poisonous plants: Ensure horse-friendly fields
  • Lice: How to eradicate the pesky problem

Grand National preview

  • H&H interview: Trainer Jonjo O’Neill
  • Blaklion: We take a look at Saturday’s leading fancy
  • Ultimate form guide: Check out the contenders for this year’s big race at Aintree

Feature

  • Riders’ pain threshold: What prompts our stoic approach to injury?

Regulars

  • All in a day’s work: Equestrian author Elizabeth Kitson
  • Property: Near Aintree
  • Vet clinic: Wounds
  • Masterclass: Showing rider Sue-Helen Shuttleworth
  • Goodnight: Columnist Tessa Waugh’s hunting diary

Opinion

  • Letters page, plus 100 horseworld clichés
  • Dressage: Anna Ross
  • Showing: Katie Jerram-Hunnable
  • Showjumping: Kerry Brennan
  • Showjumping: Guy Williams
  • Hunting: Andrew Sallis
  • Point-to-point: David Simpson

Reports

  • Dressage: Zeeland and highlights
  • Showing: Brooke Farm and BSPS Winter Championships
  • Showjumping: Blue Chip Championships, POYS and international highlights
  • Hunting: Pictures from the Crawley and Horsham
  • Racing: Kelso and more
  • Team chasing: Fernie National Championships
  • Point-to-point: Higham, Barbury and more
  • Driving: Indoor Carriage Driving Championships

Classified ads

  • Horses for sale

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