In this week’s Horse & Hound magazine, out on Thursday 2 November 2017, don’t miss our ‘Winter vet’ pull-out — an essential guide to your horse’s health over the colder months, including features on colic, hoof care, cold-backed horses and much more. Plus, check out our ‘National Hunt special’, in which we visit exciting young trainer Olly Murphy, profile Nicky Henderson’s star Altior and more. Also, take a look at our hunting pictures from both opening meets and Newcomers’ Week and read reports from eventing at Pau, racing from Cheltenham and Aintree, Team Quest final dressage action plus much more.

What’s in Horse & Hound magazine: 2 November 2017

News

  • New names for top events and blood rule changes
  • A €10m addition to showjumping’s richest series
  • Frangible fences: the call grows louder
  • Hunting life: A treat for hunting bookworms young and old and two sad farewells
  • Showing life: HOYS stalwarts head for a quieter life, plus top stud is the recipient of award

Winter vet pull-out

  • Winter colic: How to ward off the serious health risk for horses
  • Time for a break? We ask if time off is really beneficial for competition horses
  • ‘No quick fix’: How one equine recovered from a life-threatening tendon injury
  • Treading water: The consequences of mud and rainfall on horses’ hooves
  • Products: For healthy hooves
  • Cold-backed horses: What does the phrase actually mean?
  • Weight watchers: Why losing a few pounds could be good for your horse
  • Veteran vitals: Tips for helping older horses in winter
  • Products: For your veteran

National Hunt special

  • Horse hero: Nicky Henderson’s star, Altior
  • Olly Murphy: H&H visits the young trainer and former assistant to Gordon Elliott ahead of his first jump season
  • Jockeys to watch: We talk to three young riders with high hopes for this season
  • Racehorses who hunt: The current stars in training who relish a day out hunting

Features

  • How do horses see? We ask how course-designers and riders take horses’ eyesight into account
  • Dog training: How best to train your furry friends to behave around the yard and horses

Regulars

  • Best of my fun: Showjumper Amanda Derbyshire
  • Property: Idyllic Dorset
  • Vet clinic: Finding the pain
  • Masterclass: Beanie Sturgis on developing control in canter
  • H&H interview: 2018 WEG host and tycoon Mark Bellissimo
  • My inspiration: By event rider Caroline Powell

Opinion

  • Letters, plus editorial comment
  • Dressage: Carl Hester
  • Eventing: Mark Todd
  • Showjumping: Brian Walker
  • Showing: Katie Jerram
  • NEW Racing: Fergal O’Brien

Reports

  • Hunting: Opening meets and Newcomers’ Week
  • Dressage: Team Quest final, Vale View, highlights and more
  • Eventing: Pau and highlights
  • Showjumping: Crofton Manor, Arena UK and more
  • Showing: Countryside Live
  • Racing: Aintree and Cheltenham
  • Team chasing: Cotswold
  • Riding club: Quadrille final

Classified ads

  • Horses for sale

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