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Equine Traveling Papers

by Rebecca Gimenez PhD
Here’s a rundown of key documents you need when you travel with your horse. When you travel with your horse, you need to carry a number of documents, especially if you're crossing state lines. Some documents show your horse is healthy. Some will help you if you're in an emergency situation. ...Read More


Trailer-Tuneup Checklist

by Rebecca Gimenez PhD
Time to tune up your trailer for summer's trail-riding adventures. A well-maintained trailer will be safer for both you and your horse than one in shoddy shape. Here's a handy checklist....Read More


Camp Canada!

by Shawn Hamilton
Five, four, three, two, one, and off he goes!; Sipping a glass of wine poolside, I watched the crazy whitewater rafter plunge headfirst into the chilly Ottawa river attached to a......Read More


Article Archive

Slow Feeder

Your horse is a grazing animal with a digestive system evolved to process food in small portions up to 16 hours per day -- conditions often hard to replicate when you're on the... Read More

Fighting Equine Diseases Takes More Than Timely Vaccinations

Do You Really Know The Best Way To Deal With Your Horse's Wounds Read More

Explore the Bob Marshall Wilderness

by Kent & Charlene Krone

Montana's Pristine Bob Marshall Wilderness offers windswept ridges, deep canyons, towering cliffs, dense forests, thundering rivers, and lush meadows. Read More

Southeast Horse-Trip Troubles

by Kerin Stewart

This horse owner experienced scary tire blowouts on two recent trips for trail-riding and camping adventures. Read on for her gripping account of the breakdowns — and how she got back on the road with the help of USRider Equestrian Motor Plan. Read More

Hindquarters Control

by Clinton Anderson

Stage 2: Gain control by teaching your horse to disengage his hindquarters with top clinician Clinton Anderson. Read More

Banish the Buck

by Julie Goodnight

Does your horse balk and buck when he doesn’t want to work? Fix this vice with top trainer/clinician Julie Goodnight’s expert advice. Read More

DIESEL CARE -- especially fuel!

by Bonnie Davis

When I bought Bear (name of my 1-ton 1985 diesel truck) diesel was 85 cents a gallon.  Now I’m paying up to $5.05/gallon.  So Bear doesn’t get to travel very much and with only... Read More

Our Current Issue, March 2015:

  • Aging Gracefully

    Horses are living longer than ever before. Learn what your equine senior citizen needs to enjoy his golden years.

    by Eleanor Kellon, VMD

  • Buy the Right Trailer

    We take you through the trailer-buying process, from how to select a trailer to the legal requirements you’ll need to meet after you complete the sale.

  • On-Trail Confidence Boost

    Have you ever lost your nerve when your trail horse has balked? Here, top trainer/clinician Julie Goodnight gives you her three-step confidence boost.

    by Heidi Melocco with Julie Goodnight

  • Explore the Bob Marshall Wilderness

    Montana's Pristine Bob Marshall Wilderness offers windswept ridges, deep canyons, towering cliffs, dense forests, thundering rivers, and lush meadows.

    by Kent & Charlene Krone

Next Issue, April 2015:

    Easy Trailer-Loading Fix

    Learn how to avoid common trailer-loading mistakes, and load your horse every time you ask, with these steps from top trainer/clinician Julie Goodnight.

    10 Top National Parks

    Stunning national parks from coast-to-coast welcome you and your horse on the trails. Here’s a rundown of 10 top national parks to explore from the back of your equine friend.

    Canter into Bliss 

    Saddle up — and roll out your mats — for Julie Goodnight’s yoga and riding retreat set in the rustic elegance of Colorado’s C Lazy U Ranch.

    Go West!

    Saddle up — and roll out your mats — for Julie Goodnight’s yoga and riding retreat set in the rustic elegance of Colorado’s C Lazy U Ranch. 

Golden Trails

For trail-riding paradise, head for Golden Acres Foxtrotter Rest ‘N’ Ride, nestled in the heart of Florida’s Horse Country.

 

Ask Julie Goodnight

Top trainer/clinician Julie Goodnight answers readers' questions on training, safety, horsemanship, and more.

Edited and photos by Heidi Melocco

Trail Gear

Check out the latest trail gear, on-trail tests from our experts, camping gear, and more!

By Laurel Berger O'Connor

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