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Canter into Bliss
Saddle up — and roll out your mats — for Julie Goodnight’s Yoga and Riding Retreat set in the rustic elegance of Colorado’s C Lazy U Ranch.
The Language of Equus
We take you to an Anna Twinney horsemanship clinic at Wyoming’s Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch. Find out how Twinney’s method can help you build a trust-based relationship with your equine friend.
Five, four, three, two, one, and off he goes! Sipping a glass of wine poolside, I watched the crazy whitewater rafter plunge headfirst into the chilly Ottawa river attached to a...
Slide Into Skijoring with Your Horse
When the winter proves to be too much for other modes of transportation, take a page from the people in Scandinavia and strap on some skis, grab a rope and saddle up the horse. It's time for skijoring (ski driving).
As you step out of your teepee on an early moonlit morning to tack up your horse before sunrise, you wonder if you’re really on vacation. Yet by the second day, as you slowly sneak up on a herd
Canadian Getaway: Wild Deuce Retreats & Outfitting
Head to Wild Deuce Retreats & Outfitting in Alberta for women's retreats, horsemanship clinics, trail rides and more.
Boost Your Auction Savvy
If you're considering heading to a horse sale for your next trail horse, you need to be prepared, know what you're looking for, and observe with savvy.
Horse Trail Riding in Wild Alberta
The pavement turns to gravel, causing the tin-can rental car to swerve around the bend like a toy car on marbles. Towering trees open up momentarily, granting a quick glimpse of the mountains. A
Springtime in New York
When the snow melts here in Ontario, Canada, and the bright colors of spring begin to paint the landscape, all I can think of is hitting the trails. For me, spring means getting my horse back in
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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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