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Arizona Ranch Getaway
Growing up in southern Arizona, I remember the mountains surrounding Tucson being more than rugged and majestic. Their distinctive landmarks were as familiar to me as my own backyard. I spent...
For trail-riding paradise, head for Golden Acres Foxtrotter Rest ‘N’ Ride, nestled in the heart of Florida’s Horse Country.
Top Gaited-Horse Clinicians
Smooth-gaited horses are tops on the trail, offering a comfortable, surefooted ride. And with a variety of gaited breeds, there’s literally a horse for every rider. Clinicians...
Roundtable: Gaited-Horse Clinicians
Smooth-gaited horses are tops on the trail, offering a comfortable, surefooted ride. And with a variety of gaited breeds, there’s literally a horse for every rider. Clinicians specializing in...
Land of Enchantment
I grew up in Tucson, Arizona. But, I’m sorry to say, I’ve never spent time in neighboring New Mexico. So, when my good friend and riding buddy, Mary McDuffie, and I started planning...
Hydration & Cool-Down Tips
Here’s how to help keep your trail horse hydrated and safely cool him down after your ride.
Use TTouch to Awaken Your Lazy Horse with Linda Tellington-Jones
A "dull" or lazy horse can take all the joy out of a trail ride. If you have a slow or lazy horse, ask yourself the following questions: Is your horse taking in enough "fuel" and adequately fed for
Horse Tack Check with Lynn Palm
Join world-champion trainer Lynn Palm as she guides you through a tack check to optimize the safety and comfort of both you and your horse. Lynn Palm will teach you how to check your saddle, saddle pad,
The Tellington Training Bit from Linda Tellington-Jones
The Tellington Training Bit, made from stainless steel, has a softening effect on the horse's mouth. Learn more about how this bit helps your horse become more relaxed and supple.
Horse Stiff Back Solutions
If your horse has a stiff and sore back, there are many potential causes. Linda Tellington-Jones explains possible reasons for your horse's discomfort and offers solutions to help him feel better.
Calm Rider, Calm Horse
It’s impossible to relax and enjoy yourself when your horse is fretting and you’re worried he may be “uptight”
A Touch of Healing with the TTouch Method
TTouch founder Linda Tellington-Jones explains how her methods can help your horse during a backcountry emergency until you can get veterinary treatment.
The Power of Touch
Linda Tellington-Jones is perhaps best known for her revolutionary Tellington Method, which uses bodywork known as TTouch (pronounced “tee-touch”) to influence the horse’s behavior,
Craig Cameron's Top Trail Tips
Cowboys are known for many things; practicality and common sense are at the top of the list. Thanks to a lifetime of ranching and rodeoing and conducting clinics for more than two decades, Craig
6 Horse-Hunting Hints
You know what you're looking for in a dream trail horse, you just need to locate him. Here are six great places to start your search.
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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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