Year of the Horse

by Rene E. Riley

In Year of the Horse: A Journey of Healing and Adventure (Pottersfield Press), journalist and author Marjorie Simmins chronicles her remarkable journey after a severe riding accident in 2011 left her... Read More

Fit to Ride in 9 Weeks

by Rene E. Riley

While riding is a great way to enjoy an active lifestyle, on its own, it’s not enough to condition and tone the body to the degree we need, and then your horse must make up the fitness gap in... Read More

Journey to Softness: In Search of Feel and Connection with the Horse

by Rene E. Riley

In this new book, Journey to Softness: In Search of Feel and Connection with the Horse, internationally acclaimed horse trainer Mark Rashid shares and analyzes the remarkable events, quiet... Read More

Better Than Good, Become Great with Julie Goodnight

by Rene E. Riley

I like to be prepared for the unexpected when I trail ride; that's why I keep Goodnight's Guide to Great Trail Riding handy. This new read from top trainer/clinician Julie Goodnight features... Read More

Layer With Care

by Rene E. Riley

Here's how to stay warm in the saddle this winter. Read More

Trail Riding Boots

by Rene E. Riley

There's nothing like a worn-in pair of trail riding boots carrying the trail dust of countless horseback adventures. Here, we ask 14 Trail Rider magazine contributors, whose names you regularly see on 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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