The April 2012 edition of The Equestrian magazine featuring:
THE LAST LAUGH
Julianne Aston explains how prejudice against her older horse Minty led her to set up the Veteran Horse Society and what it has taken for her dreams to become a reality
PRIMPED TO PERFECTION
Follow our tips on preparing your yard for spring
A riding holiday in Chilean Patagonia offers a fantastic experience in the saddle and picture-postcard vistas
SPOT THE CELEB!
We set out our wares at top equestrian trade fair BETA International and met War Horse and other stars
EPITOME OF ELEGANCE
Everything you need for the show ring
Unique solutions for combating the dreaded disease laminitis
BEHIND THE GATES
Inside McKee Barracks, home of the Irish Army Equitation School
WIN! WIN! WIN!
Our competitions give you the chance to scoop some fabulous prizes. Up for grabs this month are StableLabel Gas-Ease for your horse and the chance to own a drawing of your four-legged friend by Irish equine artist Tony O'Connor.
How the show ring has inspired this season's high-street fashions
Michael and Trish Ryan reflect on the rule changes that have affected eventing in recent years
PERKY, NOT PEAKY
Good hoofcare guide
A BREED APART
Irish breeder Vincent Holian talks about his experiences in almost a decade on the showing circuit and how he has extended his interest by becoming a judge
Preparing butterfly leg of lamb, followed by lemon and violet slices
BACK FROM THE LAND
How the Irish Draught has developed
CHEERS TO THE SOCIETY!
Reasons to join the team who have been helping us to become wine connoisseurs
Events, days out and fun things to do