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Treasure Hunt: Equicaching

by Jenny Sullivan
How many of us dreamed as a kid about secret pirate maps and finding buried treasure? Well, dreamers unite! Now you can live out this childhood fantasy in real life. And for horsepeople, it's......Read More

The Emergency Stop

by Heidi Melocco with Julie Goodnight
Learn how to perform the one-rein stop and the pulley-rein stop with top trainer/clinician Julie Goodnight’s proven techniques. ...Read More

How to Select Kids’ Reins

by Heidi Melocco with Julie Goodnight
Are you selecting reins for a child to use? Here are a few pointers from top trainer/clinician Julie Goodnight. * Always provide reins. First and foremost, make sure that the child (or a rider of any......Read More

Do you want your horse to have the best in blanket technology?

Introducing ComFiTec: the perfect blend of science and love.

Our revolutionary new ComFiTec™ turnout blankets are designed to conquer the elements... and your worries. As you’d expect from us, every aspect of our most advanced range ever – from materials to fastenings – has been developed with comfort and fit in mind. So whatever the winter throws at you horse, you can be sure their blankets will hug them as snugly and lovingly as you do.

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Protective Travel Gear

by Rebecca Gimenez PhD

Should you use protective gear when you trailer your horse? One could argue that no safety gear will prevent your horse from hitting steel or aluminum in an accident. However, protective gear can help... Read More

Vet Prep

by Heidi Melocco with Julie Goodnight

Prepare your horse for the veterinarian with these strategies from noted clinician Julie Goodnight. Read More

Infection Protection

by Colorado State University

Colorado State University veterinarians give you simple steps to help avoid infection in your traveling horse at horse shows and events. Read More

Correct Problem Behavior

by Rebecca Gimenez PhD

Correct potentially dangerous trailer behavior with these expert techniques. Read More

Trailer Footing: 10 Expert Tips

by Fran Jurga

It can happen in the blink of an eye: Your horse rushes down the trailer ramp, slips, and falls. Or, it can happen during a two-hour trailer  ride: You arrive at your destination to find your... Read More


by Bonnie Davis

In case you're wondering who's at the end of the trailer, it's me.  NIC.  Bonnie is my partner but she's been under the weather so I trotted in to help.  After all I spend a lot of time... Read More

Our Current Issue,
September/October 2016:

  • Tackling the Tetons

    Grand Teton National Park offers trail riders spectacular scenery, especially in mid September. Discover the park’s top trails with our from-the-saddle report.

    by Kent & Charlene Krone

  • Downhill Control

    Does your horse speed up his walk or trot down hills without a cue from you? Teach him to pick his way slowly with these techniques from top trainer/clinician Julie Goodnight.

    by Julie Goodnight with Heidi Melocco

  • Fix It Up or Give It Up?

    Use this expert guide to decide whether your aging trailer is worth fixing up or whether it’s time to sell.

    by Tom & Neva Scheve

  • Horse Owner’s Fall Notebook

    A roundup of seasonal tips, checklists, and guides, including fall rides, apparel tips, and expert ways to keep your horse healthy all season long.

Next Issue, November/
December 2016:

    2016 Holiday Gift Guide

    Here are 29 cool holiday gifts for the trail rider and equestrian traveler.

    Aging Gracefully with horses

    Ride into your golden years with this program from top trainer/ clinician Julie Goodnight.;


    prepare your trailer for the winter

    Here's how to prolong your trailer's life and prepare it for a harsh winter, while keeping it ready in case of an emergency.   


    Red Rock Ride

    Saddle up for an epic, six-day riding adventure through the hypnotic beauty of Utah's mysterious canyons and rock formations. 



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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