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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

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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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