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Trail Riding in Shenandoah National Park, Virginia
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
Trail Riding at Loyalsock State Forest, Pennsylvania
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
Trail Riding at Gunpowder Falls State Park, Maryland
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
Trail Riding at Monogahela National Forest, West Virginia
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.
Elk County, Pennsylvania
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,
Trail Riding in the Bridger-Teton National Forest, Wyoming
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
Worland, Wyoming Trail Ride
Cloud Peak Wilderness
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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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