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The Great American Trail Horse Sale
Looking for a trained trail horse? Head to the renowned Great American Trail Horse Sale, held every year in Lexington, Virginia.
5 Horse-Containment Options
Keep your equine Houdini safely in camp with these handy containment options.
Clinicians Offer their Top Horse-Buying Tips.
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
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
Find the Right Trail Horse
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
One Great Sale!
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
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.
Trail-Test Outerwear for Trail Riding
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
A Walk on the Wilder Side
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
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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.
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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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3 Trail-Training Exercises
Clinton Anderson, America's favorite clinician from Down Under, offers three lessons for trail riders. Teach your horse how to perform lateral flexion and the whoa, and learn how to gain his focus.
10 Gaited-Horse Myths: Busted!
Myths and misunderstandings about smooth-gaited horses abound. Here, we'll bust 10 common myths, taken from real questions posed by horse owners from around the country. We'll explain why each assumption is wrong - and why you should consider a gaited horse for trail riding.
Prevent Trailer Theft
It's a familiar scenario. You and your horse have been out on the trail for hours, riding up hills, wading in streams, and trotting through gulleys. When the day is nearly over and the two of you are
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