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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

Our Current Issue, January 2015:

  • 25 Cozy Bed & Barns

    Here’s the scoop on 25 cozy bed & barns, where you can vacation in style with your own horse, from coast-to-coast.

    by Audrey Pavia

  • The Language of Equus

    We take you to an Anna Twinney horsemanship clinic at Wyoming’s Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch. Find out how Twinney’s method can help you build a trust-based relationship with your equine friend.

    by Shawn Hamilton

  • Kettle Crest Country

    Ride the Kettle Crest Trail in Colville National Forest, then relax in a comfortable horse camp, backcountry cabin, or luxurious guest ranch.

    by Kent & Charlene Krone

Next Issue, March 2015:

    Spring into the Saddle

    Spring into the saddle with these three top day rides near city limits. This issue: Fishtrap Recreation Area near Spokane, Washington; Custer State Park near Rapid City, South Dakota; and Shenandoah National Park near Richmond, Virginia.


     “The Bob” offers trail riders windswept prairie ridges, deep, shadowy canyons, towering limestone cliffs, dense, dark green forests, thundering rivers, and lush meadows. Don’t miss our from-the-saddle report.


     Find out how to properly respond to your horse’s communication cues while still remaining the herd leader, with these guidelines from top trainer/clinician Julie Goodnight. Plus: What your horse’s audible expressions mean.


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!

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