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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

Prevent a Trailer Wreck

by Rebecca Gimenez PhD

Your trailer doesn’t have to come loose or to turn over to have a large animal rescue emergency with your horse. A high percentage of serious injuries are incurred during more minor trailer... Read More

Appalachian Adventure

by Cate Lamm

Our intrepid adventurer risks a mountain ride on a cold December day, and discovers the joy of quiet trails aboard a smooth-gaited horse. Read More

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

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

Our Current Issue, April 2015:

  • Go West!

    Pull on your cowboy boots, and enjoy all things Western in Bandera, Texas, near San Antonio. Here, we give you the inside scoop on six great guest ranches, two of which allow you to bring your own horse.

    by Kent & Charlene Krone

  • USR 15 Expert Trailering Tips

    Here’s how to reduce the risk of an accident this season as your trailer your equine friend to trail rides, horse camps, horse shows, and other destinations.

    by Rebecca Gimenez PhD

  • 10 Top National Parks

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

    by Audrey Pavia

  • Plan Your Day Ride

    You love riding on your home trails, but you’re ready to trailer to nearby destinations for an all-day adventure. Follow these guidelines to get the most out of your trip.

    by Bonnie Davis

Next Issue, May 2015:

    Northword Ho!

    Ride and camp in the pristine beauty of British Columbia’s Shuswap Country with our exclusive from-the-saddle report from Kent and Charlene Krone. 

    Live it Up!

    Planning to invest in a living-quarters trailer? Here’s a handy trailer-shopping checklist, plus layover pointers and a quick pre-trip check-over.

    3-Step Balking Fix

    Does you horse balk at trail obstacles? Train him to step over, onto, and across any obstacle with this three-step fix from top trainer/ clinician Julie Goodnight. Safety bonus: Helmet-fit tips for just kids.

    The Trail Home

    Equestrian communities offer miles of trails right outside your doorstep. Find out if the lifestyle is right for you — and peruse tempting properties — with this rundown of 18 equestrian communities around the country. Plus: Nine property-hunting tips.

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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