Horse Buying

Stock-Horse Buying Tips

by Heidi Melocco with Julie Goodnight Follow these seven expert horse-evaluation steps from top trainer/clinician Julie Goodnight to help ensure a successful stock-horse breed purchase. Read More

Adopt a Wild Horse

by Audrey Pavia Are you thinking about adopting a wild horse? Here, we tell you how to determine whether a wild horse is right for you, then give you expert adoption guidelines. Read More

To The Rescue

by Cate Lamm A six-step guide to giving a rescued horse a loving forever home. Read More

To Buy or Not To Buy

by Heidi Melocco with Julie Goodnight Expert stock-horse evaluation guidelines form Julie Goodnight. Read More

Buy a Horse Online

by Learn the secrets to success of buying a horse online from the experts at Read More

Adopt a Rescue Horse

by Cate Lamm Learn the right way to adopt a rescue horse with these 10 tips. Plus: Learn about the A Home for Every Horse program. Read More

Clinicians Offer their Top Horse-Buying Tips.

by Tom Moates Picking the right trail horse is never a trivial consideration. Horsemanship clinicians travel the country and see a variety of horses, riders, problems, and achievements. Here, we ask two renowned Read More

15 Horse Hunting-Hints

by Kent Krone Nothing can be more exciting and fulfilling than buying a trail horse. However, such a purchase comes with risks. Will the horse become your reliable trail mount and partner in many safe,... Read More

Boost Your Auction Savvy

by Shawn Hamilton If you're considering heading to a horse sale for your next trail horse, you need to be prepared, know what you're looking for, and observe with savvy. Read More

One Great Sale!

by Tom Moates Renowned in the trail-horse world for innovation and high standards for 10 years running, the Great American Trail Horse Sale pioneered the concept of combining the fun of a trail-horse competition Read More

6 Horse-Hunting Hints

by Cynthia McFarland You know what you're looking for in a dream trail horse, you just need to locate him. Here are six great places to start your search. Read More

7 Steps to Horse-Buying Success

by Jessica Jahiel, PhD Plan, observe, and test-ride to maximize your chances of bringing home exactly the right trail horse for you. Read More

Young Horse, Made Horse

by Emily Esterson When you're on the search for your next trail horse, consider the pros and cons of a young horse versus an older, seasoned mount. Read More

Prepurchase Exam FAQs

by Jessica Jahiel, PhD After months of searching, you've found the perfect horse to buy. You envision long days in the saddle, going on challenging trail rides. All you need to do is hitch up your horse trailer, head over to the prospect's current barn, seal the deal, and Read More

Why a Registered Horse?

by Jule Drown Buying a purebred or registered horse for trail riding might seem like a luxury at a time when the other costs of horse ownership - such as feed, fuel, and board - are rising. And, due to the dismal 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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