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Equine Traveling Papers

by Rebecca Gimenez PhD
Here’s a rundown of key documents you need when you travel with your horse. When you travel with your horse, you need to carry a number of documents, especially if you're crossing state lines. Some documents show your horse is healthy. Some will help you if you're in an emergency situation. ...Read More

Trailer-Tuneup Checklist

by Rebecca Gimenez PhD
Time to tune up your trailer for summer's trail-riding adventures. A well-maintained trailer will be safer for both you and your horse than one in shoddy shape. Here's a handy checklist....Read More

Camp Canada!

by Shawn Hamilton
Five, four, three, two, one, and off he goes!; Sipping a glass of wine poolside, I watched the crazy whitewater rafter plunge headfirst into the chilly Ottawa river attached to a......Read More

Our Current Issue, September 2014:

  • Top-10 Trail-Horse Skills

    Ten essential skills will lead you down the path of trail riding relaxation.

    by Laura Jesburg

  • Sit the Spook

    Learn how to sit the spook on trail for safety and control with top trainer/clinician Julie Goodnight.

    by Julie Goodnight with Heidi Melocco

  • Break the Pace

    Does your gaited horse pace instead of offering his trademark smooth gait? Here, gaited-horse breeder Dan Aadland sheds light on this vexing training problem, giving you both the cause and correction.

    by Dan Aadland

  • Top Gaited-Horse Clinicians

    Biggest myth? Most common rider mistake? Purchase tips? Don’t miss our exclusive roundtable with six top gaited-horse clinicians.

    by Cynthia McFarland

  • Roundtable: Gaited-Horse Clinicians

    Read on for what six top gaited-horse clinicians have learned from training smooth-gaited horses.

    by Cynthia McFarland

  • Hooray for Hollywood

    You really can ride your own horse in Hollywood! Here’s an inside guide to touring famous movie and television locations on horseback.

    by Kent & Charlene Krone

  • Winter Blanket Guide

    Does your trail horse need to be blanketed this winter? Follow these expert guidelines for a comfortable, happy horse.

    by Lee Foley

Next Issue, Nov/Dec 2014:


    Kick back and relax while we tell you about places to ride and camp at Guadalupe Mountains National Park, the Davis Mountains, and San Angelo State Park.


    Our intrepid adventurer risks a mountain ride on a cold December day, and discovers the joy of empty trails aboard the smooth-gaited Tennessee Walking Horse.


    Find out if your horse likes his bit—and what to do if the bit isn’t right — with top trainer/clinician Julie Goodnight. New regular feature!

Ask Julie Goodnight

Top trainer/clinician Julie Goodnight answers readers' questions on training, safety, horsemanship, and more.

Edited and photos by Heidi Melocco

Trail Gear

Check out the latest trail gear, on-trail tests from our experts, camping gear, and more!

By Laurel Berger O'Connor

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