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14 Unforgettable Beach Rides
Kara L. Stewart
Have you always dreamed of riding a horse in the sand, crashing waves thundering in your ears, and the smell of salt water and freedom in the air? Here’s an at-a-glance guide to beach-ride...
Fit to Ride in 9 Weeks!
Stay in peak riding shape with the help of Fit to Ride in 9 weeks! Achieve Straightness, Suppleness, and Stamina in the Saddle (Trafalgar Square Publishing), by certified personal trainer and riding...
First Trail Ride
Sensei is a once-wild, 14.1-hand black mustang I worked with at the Colorado Horse Rescue. Working with him was always exciting. I never knew when we’d...
10 Warm Beach Rides
Kara L. Stewart
Ride along the shore with our guide to 10 warm beach rides, including a South Carolina charity ride and a tropical Costa Rica destination.
Out of the Wild
Mark Rashid, an internationally acclaimed horse trainer and best-selling author, is known for his unique training methods of gentling horses. His novel, Out of the Wild (Trafalgar Square...
Cowboy Dressage: Riding, Training, and Competing with Kindness as the Goal and Guiding Principle
The equine pursuit known as Cowboy Dressage® combines Western riding with classical dressage. The focus is on the relaxed flow of communication between horse and rider rather than the...
Vista Verde Ranch
This fall, enjoy golden colors and snowcapped views at Vista Verde Ranch near Steamboat Springs, Colorado.
Wild Mustangs: What You Can Do
Working with Sensei, a once-wild mustang stallion rounded up by the Bureau of Land Management, awakened my compassion for wild horses. Sensei’s journey was full of trials and tribulations, pain...
No More Bad Rides!
Does your trail horse have any undesirable habits? Take heart! The editors of EQUUS magazine have compiled a book that can help you solve your horse woes, with training tips from some of the...
Equine Conformation Wall Chart
As you look for your next trail horse, it’s helpful to learn conformation basics; how the prospect is conformed will play a large role in his soundness and longevity. The Equine...
Lessons from Sensei
My little black rescue horse, Sensei, taught me so many lessons. In my last blog entry about Sensei, we’d just successfully mastered mounting from a mounting block. This time, I want to share...
Riding Home: The Power of Horses to Heal
In his book, Riding Home: The Power of Horses to Heal, author Tim Hayes explains the science behind the extraordinary healing power of horses....
Spring in Tennessee has sprung. The earth is bursting forth life. The birds are singing, the trees are blooming, and the grass is growing. It’s a beautiful time of year to ride! My...
Over, Under, Through: Obstacle Training for Horses
Author and longtime horsewoman Vanessa Bee, founder of the International Agility Club and 3-Minute Horsemanship, has found a way to help horses...
Riding Through Thick and Thin
In her latest book, Riding Through Thick and Thin, best-selling author Melinda Folse tackles the taboo topic of how body image and size affect our riding, fearlessly diving into the closet...
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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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