February 2012

February 2012

The February edition of The Equestrian Magazine, on sale 26th January, featuring Pony Racer Joe Doyle, Sarah Kreutzer on learning from your horse, looking after veteran horses, dealing with your first one-day event and much more.

The Equestrian Magazine February 2012 Covers

MIRROR, MIRROR

Sarah Kreutzer is using her communication skills with horses to help autistic youngsters and the business sector

PAINTING PERFECTION

Irish equine artist Tony O’Connor tells us how life has completely changed for him after deciding to give up his sales job and indulge his passion full-time

JOCKEY ON THE RIGHT TRACK

Tipperary teenager Joe Doyle is fast making a name for himself in pony racing – at the age of 15

DOWNS IS ON THE UP!

Racehorse trainer Nick Gifford is following in the footsteps of his father Josh

HEALING HANDS

An insight into the work of vets and students, along with clinical research, at the Philip Leverhulme Equine Hospital

FENCES & FASHIONS

How show jumping has evolved and its riderwear has taken on a “catwalk” look

THE REAL WAR HORSES

The World Horse Welfare equines that have given public service

FEELING FRUITY…

Romantic soup and gorgeous dessert for Valentine’s Day

WORK HORSES AND OTHER WONDERS

What’s new on the market

TRAVELLERS’ CHOICE

The Gypsy Cob is the latest in our A-Z of Breeds series

A QUESTION OF BALANCE

Matching wine to food

IN AND OUT OF THE SADDLE

Events, days out and fun things to do

GOLDEN OLDIES

How to care for the veteran horse in colder weather

DIETARY DECISIONS

Managing your horse’s diet is a surefire way of warding off potential health problems

HOW TO GET THE LOOK

Stay stunning in the saddle with our top beauty tips

SYNTHETIC v LEATHER

Are synthetic saddles and bridles finally offering a more credible alternative to leather?

THE BIG EVENT

Michael and Trish Ryan have tips on preparing for your first one-day event

PROTECT AND SURVIVE

Tips on buying hats and body protectors to ensure your own safety