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

USRider® Member Story: Rainstorm Nightmare

by Bill Janssen

This horse dad was helping his daughter haul her horse from college when his truck lost power. USRider Equestrian Motor Plan promptly responded. Read More

Can You Curb Cribbing?

by Lisa Munniksma

Here’s the latest research on this strange, incurable behavior, including possible cribbing causes, cribbing dangers and myths, plus seven ways to manage cribbing. Read More

Bringing Your New Horse Home

by Rebecca Gimenez PhD

As you trailer your new horse home, you want to be sure your trailer is in tiptop shape and that you drive carefully, so the experience is a positive one for him. Here are 10 trip-preparation tasks... Read More

Australian Adventure

by Audrey Pavia

 When I was a horse-crazy little girl, I became obsessed with Australia. I imagined a vast land where brumbies roamed wild and koalas played in the gum trees. Dingoes lived in the woods.... Read More

Arizona Ranch Getaway

by Cynthia McFarland

Growing up in southern Arizona, I remember the mountains surrounding Tucson being more than rugged and majestic. Their distinctive landmarks were as familiar to me as my own backyard. I spent... Read More

14 Unforgettable Beach Rides

by 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... Read More

18 Treasured Trails

by Kent & Charlene Krone

We’ve had the good fortune to explore many regions of our country via horseback. Our equine partners have taken us on journeys from Missouri to California and Texas to Canada. In the process,... Read More

Top Trailer Innovations

by Lauren Anne Back

With so many choices, shopping for a new trailer can be an adventure in itself. Here, we’ll show you the latest innovative highlights of several top 2016 trailer lines in the areas of safety,... Read More

Spirit of the Black Hills

by Audrey Pavia

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. Read More

Fit to Ride in 9 Weeks!

by Cate Lamm

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... Read More

15 Equine-Travel Emergency Supplies

by Rebecca Gimenez PhD

Don’t leave home without these essential emergency supplies recommended by trailering expert Rebecca Gimenez, PhD. Read More

Going the Distance: Endurance Riding

by Jenny Sullivan

The endurance riding community spans generations, experience levels, motivations, locations, personal backgrounds, breed preferences, and riding interests. But, according to the American Endurance... Read More

Red Rocks & Hidden Gems

by Kent & Charlene Krone

Discover Southern Nevada’s towering mountain ranges, scenic canyons, and hidden charms. Read More

4 Steps to Safe Winter Hauling

by Rebecca Gimenez PhD

Haul your horse all winter long with this expert four-step strategy. Read More

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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