Saddle Sore No More

by Dan Aadland

As we get older, time in the saddle can bring on aches and pains. Here’s one horseman’s advice on how to minimize discomfort and enjoy your rides. Read More

Be Water Wise

by Bonnie Davis

Don't leave home without considering your horse's water needs. Here's what to plan for, plus hauling, watering, and use tips. Read More

5 Horse-Containment Options

by Tom Moates

Keep your equine Houdini safely in camp with these handy containment options. Read More

On-Trail First-Aid Kit

A list of what riders need in a first aid kit to use for survival, repairs, first-aid for horses, first-aid for riders and more. Read More

Fix a Grass-Grabber

by Julie Goodnight with Heidi Melocco

Top trainer/clinician Julie Goodnight tells you how to stop your horse from grabbing mouthfuls of grass during trail rides. Read More

Training Pack Animals: Gait Training and the Pony Horse

by Dan Aadland

Pack-animal training at home, including gait training, will make for a smoother trip on the trail. | Photo by Dan Aadland In training pack animals, consider the way each travels and also the ability Read More

Mounted Search-and-Rescue

by Irvin Lichtenstein

An alert, intelligent horse makes an ideal search partner when you learn to tune into his body language. | Photo ? Bob Langrish A hiker is lost in the woods. A mounted search-and-rescue team is called Read More

Winter Prep: Fall Barn-Chore Checklist

by Jessica Jahiel, PhD

This checklist of fall horse chores is important to make sure you, your horse, and your barn are ready for the coming winter weather. This checklist of fall horse-chore will help you organize your winter preparation effort. Read More

Fall: The Best Trail Riding Season

Fall is the best time of the year to enjoy trail rides. Horses are spirited on trail rides, their riders energetic, the trails more inviting than ever. But trail riding during this beautiful season of the year presents some challenges for the trail rider. Read More

Trail-Riding Safety Tips

Follow these trail-riding safety tips, whether you ride your horse during the day or decide to go night riding. Read More

Horse Trailer High-Tie: The Tilt-Tie

Looking for a new horse trailer high-tie? The Tilt-Tie allows him to comfortably lie down, walk, eat, and stay tied to the Tilt-Tie overnight. Read More

Trail Tips: Mount a Horse from Right Side, What to Pack on a Trail Ride

by Heidi Melocco

These great trail tips will teach you how to mount a horse from the right side, where to stash your lead rope while trail riding and what to pack on a trail ride. Read More

7 Steps to a Safe Spring Ride

by Dan Aadland

Spring trail riding can be both exhilarating and treacherous. Read on for seven steps that will help you and your horse stay safe. Read More

Trail Tips: Trail Etiquette and Leading

by Heidi Melocco

These Trail Tips will show you the proper way to ride safely in a group and the best way to lead your bridled horse on the ground. Read More

Trail Tips: Adjust the Curb Strap on Your Bridle and Wear Leather Chaps

by Heidi Melocco

Learn how to adjust the curb strap on your bridle and why you should choose leather chaps for trail riding. 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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