Pre-Ride Tack Check

by Audrey Pavia

Before heading out on a trail ride, make sure your tack is in good working order for optimal safety in the saddle. Read More

On-the-Go Grooming

by Audrey Pavia

Here’s a handy grooming-tool checklist to use when you pack your trailer for your equine adventures. Read More

Day Ride Guide! Merry May Trails

by Audrey Pavia

Bellvue, Colorado  Closest city: Denver, Colorado. Travel distance: 74 miles. Driving directions: Take Interstate 25 north toward Fort Collins. Take Exit 269B to merge onto Colorado State... Read More

Alisal Guest Ranch

by Audrey Pavia

We know you love to trail ride on your own beloved trail mount. But for a change of pace, consider a vacation where an attentive staff takes you riding all day, then pampers you at night. Alisal Guest Ranch Read More

The Urban Trail Horse

by Audrey Pavia

When I was a kid growing up in the suburbs of Los Angeles, I could ride my horse for hours without even seeing a car. We cruised through oak-covered hills, along dirt roads, and through shady canyons Read More

You Are Here

by Audrey Pavia

Learn how to use navigational devices to stay oriented and on track while venturing into unfamiliar territory. Read More

Prevent Trailer Theft

by Audrey Pavia

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 Read More

Saddle Up

by Audrey Pavia

Trail saddles offer comfort features for both you and your horse, plus handy accessories. Kick off your search with our overview. Read More

Australian Tack

by Audrey Pavia

Remember The Man From Snowy River? The film's heart-stopping horse action - including riders charging down a near-vertical cliff - was filmed without special effects and left trail riders all over Read More

Trail-Riding Saddlebags

by Audrey Pavia

Saddlebags. What would we do without them? They hold our every necessity - or at least all that stuff we need when we're on the trail. From traditional to high-tech, today's saddlebags come in a vast 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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