Easy Trailer-Loading Fix

by Julie Goodnight with Heidi Melocco

Easy Trailer-Loading Fix Have you ever had trouble loading your horse into the trailer — even when he’s loaded successfully in his past? There’s a chance you may unknowingly be... Read More

Vet Prep

by Heidi Melocco with Julie Goodnight

Prepare your horse for the veterinarian with these strategies from noted clinician Julie Goodnight. Read More

Choose the Right Reins

by Heidi Melocco with Julie Goodnight

Learn how choose the right reins, and use them safely on the trail, with top trainer/clinician Julie Goodnight. Bonus: Riding-glove tips for safety and control. Read More

Saddle-Fit Guidelines

by Heidi Melocco with Julie Goodnight

Learn how to fit your saddle to your horse to keep him pain free and ready to go with these guidelines from top trainer/clinician Julie Goodnight. Read More

Stock-Horse Buying Tips

by Heidi Melocco with Julie Goodnight

Follow these seven expert horse-evaluation steps from top trainer/clinician Julie Goodnight to help ensure a successful stock-horse breed purchase. Read More

The Emergency Stop

by Heidi Melocco with Julie Goodnight

Learn how to perform the one-rein stop and the pulley-rein stop with top trainer/clinician Julie Goodnight’s proven techniques. Read More

Ground-Work Exercises

by Heidi Melocco

Unless you're in the Sunbelt, winter means less trail-riding time and more turnout for your horse. Until the ground thaws, you"ll need to keep him focused on you with targeted ground-work... Read More

To Buy or Not To Buy

by Heidi Melocco with Julie Goodnight

Expert stock-horse evaluation guidelines form Julie Goodnight. Read More

On-Trail Confidence Boost

by Heidi Melocco with Julie Goodnight

Have you ever lost your nerve when your trail horse has balked? Here, top trainer/clinician Julie Goodnight gives you her three-step confidence boost. Read More

Sit the Spook

by Julie Goodnight with Heidi Melocco

Learn how to sit the spook for safety and control with this six-step method from top/trainer clinician Julie Goodnight. Read More

His & Hers Riding Jeans

by Heidi Melocco

Wrangler description: Wrangler’s 47MAC Premium Performance Advanced Comfort Cowboy Cut® Jeans for Men’s 14-ounce denim fabric consists of 70 percent cotton, 28 percent polyester, and... Read More

Leather-Tack Care

by Heidi Melocco

Proper cleaning and care will allow your tack to breathe easier and live longer. Here’s an easy eight-step tack-care method. Read More

Bit Up!

by Heidi Melocco with Julie Goodnight

Choose the right bit for optimal on-trail communication and control with this expert guide. Read More

Improve Your Horse-Camping Skills

by Julie Goodnight

I’d love to camp with my horse, but it feels like a scary step to take. I’ve taken my horse on daylong trail rides, but I haven’t stayed overnight. What do I need to know as a... Read More

Condition for Long Rides

by Julie Goodnight

Q: I'm planning ahead for summer, when I plan to go on daylong trail rides. I haven' been riding much, because I work full-time. I want to make sure my horse is in shape and conditioned... 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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