Trail Riding in Shenandoah National Park, Virginia

by Dave Paup

If you're looking for a great place to see beautiful fall foliage from the back of your horse, Shenandoah National Park in Northern Virginia is a great choice. If you've ever driven through Read More

Trail Riding at Loyalsock State Forest, Pennsylvania

by Dave Paup

I've enjoyed spending time in the saddle at many great locations around the country. But with access to more than two million acres of public forestland in my home state of Pennsylvania, there are endless opportunities to explore new trails each Read More

Trail Riding at Gunpowder Falls State Park, Maryland

by Dave Paup

Gunpowder Falls State Park in Hereford, Maryland, is my favorite place to take the horses within an hour's drive of South Central Pennsylvania. This beautiful park contains about 20 miles of trails Read More

Trail Riding at Monogahela National Forest, West Virginia

by Dave Paup

For several years now, as the mountain foliage begins its season-ending transition from a humble green to a myriad of autumn colors, my family has loaded up the horses and traveled south into Appalachia. Read More

Elk County, Pennsylvania

by Dave Paup

Each autumn, as shorter days and cooler temperatures approach, a familiar sound begins to echo across the fields and forests in Elk County, Pennsylvania, near the small township of Benezette. It is, Read More

Trail Riding in the Bridger-Teton National Forest, Wyoming

by Dave Paup

It was a chilly June morning when Janell and I arrived at the Jackson Hole Outfitters' corral just before 8:00 a.m. I'd picked this location south of Grand Teton National Park, because it was outside 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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