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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

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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

How Not to Panic if Your Horse Colics

Take a second to breath, then call the veterinarian and get your horse comfortable and ready for the vet. 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

Trail Test: Hoof Boots

by Cate Lamm
Does EasyCare’s Easyboot Glove Back Country hoof boot stand up to the rigors of trail riding? Find out, with our on-trail test. Read More

The Red Rock Ride

by Kent & Charlene Krone
Saddle up for a six-day riding adventure through Utah’s magical canyons. Riders from all over the world sign up for the Red Rock Ride to savor the breathtaking scenery and ride amenities. Read More

Our Current Issue, March 2015:

  • Pacific Northwest Jewel

    The Pacific Northwest is renowned for its towering Cascade Range, the salty air of Pacific seaways, its lush greenery, and its temperate rainforest climate.

  • 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.

  • Ride Right with Julie Goodnight.....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

  • Postcard from Montana......Explore the Bob


    by Kent & Charlene Krone

  • Banish the Buck

    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.

    by Julie Goodnight

Next Issue, April 2015:


    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.


    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.

    RIDE RIGHT WITH JULIE GOODNIGHT... Trailer-Loading Tuneup  

    Your horse loads, but he’s a bit balky, making the process a time-consuming hassle. Teach him to willingly hop into the trailer under all conditions with this strategy from top trainer/clinician Julie Goodnight.


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

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By Laurel Berger O'Connor

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