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Treasure Hunt: Equicaching

by Jenny Sullivan
How many of us dreamed as a kid about secret pirate maps and finding buried treasure? Well, dreamers unite! Now you can live out this childhood fantasy in real life. And for horsepeople, it's......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

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Catch Colorful Fall Foliage

by Audrey Pavia

Enjoy stunning fall colors from the back of your horse with our guide to fall-foliage rides from coast-to-coast. Read More

Fall Vaccination Tips

Use these fall booster tips from Duane Chappell, DVM, to help keep your horse healthy this season. Bonus: Recommended Core vaccinations risk-based vaccinations. Read More

Catch Colorful Fall Foliage

by Audrey Pavia

Enjoy stunning fall colors from the back of your horse with our guide, including an exclusive listing of riding destinations from coast-to-coast. Read More

Vista Verde Ranch

by Cate Lamm

This fall, enjoy golden colors and snowcapped views at Vista Verde Ranch near Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Read More

LOADING -- in the dark!

by Bonnie Davis

Horses load into trailers all the time -- or the majority of them do.  But once in a while a horseowner may be faced with loading a horse in the DARK.  At the barn, an emergency trip to the... Read More

Your Horse’s Dental Care

by Jenny Sullivan

Enhance your horse’s health with regular dental care. Here, we tell you how to spot equine dental problems and how to find an qualified equine veterinary dentist. Read More

Our Current Issue,
September/October 2016:

  • Tackling the Tetons

    Grand Teton National Park offers trail riders spectacular scenery, especially in mid September. Discover the park’s top trails with our from-the-saddle report.

    by Kent & Charlene Krone

  • Downhill Control

    Does your horse speed up his walk or trot down hills without a cue from you? Teach him to pick his way slowly with these techniques from top trainer/clinician Julie Goodnight.

    by Julie Goodnight with Heidi Melocco

  • Fix It Up or Give It Up?

    Use this expert guide to decide whether your aging trailer is worth fixing up or whether it’s time to sell.

    by Tom & Neva Scheve

  • Horse Owner’s Fall Notebook

    A roundup of seasonal tips, checklists, and guides, including fall rides, apparel tips, and expert ways to keep your horse healthy all season long.

Next Issue, November/


    2016 Holiday Gift Guide


    Here are 29 cool holiday gifts for the trail rider and equestrian traveler.


    Aging Gracefully with horses

    Ride into your golden years with this program from top trainer/clinician Julie Goodnight.   



    prepare your trailer for the winter

    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.   




    Red Rock Ride

    Saddle up for an epic, six-day riding adventure through the hypnotic beauty of Utah's mysterious canyons and rock formations. 



Ask Julie Goodnight

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

Edited and photos by Heidi Melocco

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