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Georgetown, Texas, April 30, 2015 – TIME TO RIDE, an initiative of the American Horse Council's Marketing Alliance, whose mission is to connect families to horseback riding and other......Read More

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

Article Archive

Northward Ho!

by Kent & Charlene Krone

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

Protecting Your Horse From Strangles: Using Fly Control as Part of Your Strategy

How Do You Keep Your Snotty Nose Horse Out of Harm's Way? Read More

25 Cozy Bed & Barns

by Audrey Pavia

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

East Coast Emergency

by Clarissa Edelston

As a combined training/eventing competitor, I drive up and down the East Coast from Maine to Virginia and as far west as Rochester, New York, for events. I often travel alone with two horses in tow... Read More

Go West!

by Kent & Charlene Krone

Pull on your cowboy boots, and enjoy all things Western in Bandera, Texas, in the heart of Texas Hill Country. For top trail riding, here’s the inside scoop on four area destinations. Read More

Wyoming-Border Breakdown

by D. Lee

This horse owner’s truck became too damaged to drive in a remote area near Sheridan, Wyoming, with his field-trial dogs and horses back at camp. Read on for his account, and how he got back on the road, with the help of USRider Equestrian Motor Plan. Read More

Golden Trails

by Cynthia McFarland

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

Our Current Issue,
May 2015:

  • 3-Step Balking Fix

    Train your horse to cross any obstacle with this three-step fix from top trainer/clinician Julie Goodnight.

    by Heidi Melocco with Julie Goodnight

  • The Trail Home

    Equestrian communities offer miles of trails right outside your doorstep. Find out if the lifestyle is right for you.

    by Lauren Anne Back

  • Northward Ho!

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

    by Kent & Charlene Krone

Next Issue, June 2015:

    To Buy or Not to Buy? 

    Expert stock-horse evaluation guidelines form Julie Goodnight.  

    Smooth Operators

    Here’s how to find a smooth-gaited trail horse that’s right for you.

    To the Rescue!

    A six-step guide to giving a rescued horse a loving forever home.

    Adopt a Wild Horse

    Find out whether a wild horse is right for you, and read up how to adopt.

Buy a Horse Online

Learn the secrets to success of buying a horse online from the experts at .

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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