On the Gift Trail

by Lauren Back

The holiday shopping season is upon us! Time to corral those perfect gifts for everyone on your list, including your equine and canine friends. To give you a leg up, we’ve rounded up 35 gift ideas for the trail rider and equestrian traveler, separated into eight categories. Read More

Breed-Association Trail-Riding Programs

by Laurel Berger O'Connor

Set your mileage goals and reap the rewards! Here are top trail-riding programs offered by 34 breed associations, including description, eligibility, awards, and links. Read More

Holiday Gift Guide from The Trail Rider

by Laurel Berger O'Connor

The holidays are fast approaching. But don't panic! We've rooted out some great gifts to get you started, from the modest to the extravagant. To help your browsing, we've divided our picks into five areas: Read More

2010 National-Breed-Association Trail-Riding Programs

by Laurel Berger O'Connor

Bashkir Curly Registry ~ Frequent Rider Program Description: Frequent Rider Program members may enter one of two divisions: Casual and Competitive. Members may initially choose either category, 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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