Pre-Ride Tack Check

by Audrey Pavia

Before heading out on a trail ride, make sure your tack is in good working order for optimal safety in the saddle. 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

Rugged Fall Riding Wear

by Jessica Jahiel PhD

Stay warm on the trail this fall, no matter what the weather, with jackets, coats, Australian dusters, raingear, insulated boots, boot socks, riding-helmet accessories, and riding gloves. Read More

Resistol Launches Western-Style Safety Headgear

Do you want to be safety-conscious on the trail and in trail competition, but don't want to sacrifice your Western look? Resistol is introducing... Read More

Trail Test: Hoof Boots

by Cate Lamm

Does EasyCare’s Easyboot Glove Back Country hoof boot stand up to the rigors of trail riding? Find out, with our on-trail test. 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

10 Saddle-Fit Tips

by Jessica Jahiel, PhD

Use these expert tips to help keep your horse sound and saddle-sore free — and to enhance your own comfort — on all of your riding adventures. Read More

4-Point Tack Check

by Cynthia McFarland with Lynn Palm

World champion Quarter Horse trainer Lynn Palm gives you her four-point trail-tack check to optimize your and your horse’s safety and comfort. Read More

Top Trail Saddles

A roundup of top saddles built for the trail that feature the finest in fit, use, durability, and comfort. Read More

Hoof-Boot Help

by Fran Jurga

If you’re considering pulling your horse’s shoes and switching to hoof boots, know that there are several critical steps to take as you make the transition.  Before you invest in... Read More

Bareback Saddle from The Australian Stock Saddle Company

Description: The Australian Stock Saddle Company’s new lightweight Sarmatian bareback saddle — inspired by the culture credited with making the first saddle (in Sarmatia) in 500 BC... Read More

Winter Helmet Liner by Troxel

Keep your ears toasty on winter rides without sacrificing safety: Troxel’s Winter Helmet Liner fits inside your helmet to combine the functions of winter hat and riding helmet. Cozy... Read More

Comfortable Trail Saddle

Designed by master saddlemakers Lisa and Loren Skyhorse, the Skyrider Saddle is intended to provide high-quality durability and comfort for both rider and horse — including gaited breeds. The... 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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