The Great American Trail Horse Sale

by Tom Moates

Looking for a trained trail horse? Head to the renowned Great American Trail Horse Sale, held every year in Lexington, Virginia. Read More

5 Horse-Containment Options

by Tom Moates

Keep your equine Houdini safely in camp with these handy containment options. Read More

Clinicians Offer their Top Horse-Buying Tips.

by Tom Moates

Picking the right trail horse is never a trivial consideration. Horsemanship clinicians travel the country and see a variety of horses, riders, problems, and achievements. Here, we ask two renowned Read More

Pack-Saddle Primer

by Tom Moates

Day rides exploring short trails have only whetted your appetite to embark on longer adventures. You've gone on treks with experienced outfitters, watching them load the pack saddles and strap them Read More

Find the Right Trail Horse

by Tom Moates

Picking the right trail horse is never a trivial consideration. Horsemanship clinicians travel the country and see variety of horses, riders, problems, and achievements. Here, top trainer/clinician Read More

One Great Sale!

by Tom Moates

Renowned in the trail-horse world for innovation and high standards for 10 years running, the Great American Trail Horse Sale pioneered the concept of combining the fun of a trail-horse competition Read More

Pack-Saddle History

by Tom Moates

If you're embarking on an equestrian journey, using a pack animal is a great way to save your saddle horse's back and energy. Any extra ounce carried on a saddle horse is an unnecessary burden. Read More

Trail-Test Outerwear for Trail Riding

by Tom Moates

  As a trail rider, you need to balance between packing lightly for the trail and yet being well-prepared to face harsh weather. Even a fantastic forecast can deteriorate unexpectedly and Read More

A Walk on the Wilder Side

by Tom Moates

More than 155,000 miles…it's a staggering number of trail miles to cover horseback. Janine Wilder long ago gave up volunteering this accomplishment in conversation. "People just react with Read More

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January/February 2017

Our Current Issue,
January/February 2017:

  • Ultimate Peak-to-Desert Adventure

    In Prescott National Forest, you’ll ride through cool ponderosa forests, pinion and juniper woodlands, and desert grasslands. At night, you’ll camp in a horseman’s paradise.

  • Horse Owner’s Winter Notebook

    A roundup of seasonal tips, checklists, and guides — on health care, hoof care, hauling, nutrition, blanketing, and management — to help you keep your horse healthy and safe all winter long.

  • Spirit of the Black Hills

    The 11,000-acre Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary, near Rapid City, South Dakota, is home to small herds of rare Spanish Mustangs. We take you on a tour of this windswept sanctuary.

Next Issue, March 2017:

Which Saddle is for You?

Find the right saddle for your riding needs with our expert trail-saddle shopping guide.

The Charms of Charma

Tucked between the southern foothills of the San Juan Mountains and western reaches of the Brazos Mountains, Chama is a natural magnet for avid trail riders.

Horse Owner's Winter Notebook

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.

Settle Your Cinchy Horse

Learn how to settle your cinchy horse for problem-free saddling with this technique from top trainer/clinician Julie Goodnight.

Your Trailer: The Ride Inside

Seven ways you can control your trailer’s interior environment to enhance your horse’s safety and well-being.

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