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

How to Select Kids’ Reins

by Heidi Melocco with Julie Goodnight

Are you selecting reins for a child to use? Here are a few pointers from top trainer/clinician Julie Goodnight. * Always provide reins. First and foremost, make sure that the child (or a rider of any... 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

Get the Right Gait

by Heidi Melocco with Julie Goodnight

Learn how to get the right trail gait for safety and control with top trainer/clinician Julie Goodnight. 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

3-Step Balking Fix

by Heidi Melocco with Julie Goodnight

Train your horse to cross any obstacle with this three-step fix from top trainer/clinician Julie Goodnight. 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

Train for Camping Calm

by Heidi Melocco with Julie Goodnight

Teach your horse to accept unfamiliar horse-camping stimuli — and turn his fear into curiosity — with this easy technique from top trainer/clinician Julie Goodnight. Read More

Perfect Position, Perfect Ride

by Heidi Melocco with Julie Goodnight

Fix four common rider-position flaws with top trainer/clinician Julie Goodnight to ride in comfort and balance. Read More

Learn to Cross Water on Your Trail Horse

by Heidi Melocco with Julie Goodnight

Julie Goodnight and her young, willing Quarter Horse mount show that water crossings can be easy and safe. Photo by Heidi Melocco Learn from top clinician/trainer Julie Goodnight as she demonstrates 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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