Horse-Camping

Horse Containment While Camping

by Dan Aadland We were camped under aspens at an idyllic spot where two creeks met, our tent on high ground between the gurgling streams, our spirits not dampened by the several inches of new wet snow that weighed Read More


Horse Camping Tips

by Heidi Melocco This season, you've promised yourself you'll make the leap. You're ready to camp with your horse -- well, for just one night. You'll camp beneath the stars before a day Read More


Light and Alone in the Backcountry

by Dan Aadland Spending time alone in the backcountry with your horse can be a transcendent experience. Here's how to go light and stay safe on solo treks. Read More


Avoid a Horse-Camp Disaster

by Bonnie Davis Wildfires in the West. Heavy rains in the Midwest. Flash floods in the Southwest. You've seen the destruction wildfires and torrential floods can wreak, even when quick response and rescue Read More


Dinner, Bed and Breakfast with Your Horse

by Heidi Melocco This season, you've promised yourself you'll make the leap. You're ready to camp with your horse - well, for just one night. You'll camp beneath the stars before a day of riding. Read More


Horse Camping

by Annie Kennedy My daughter, Jamie, likes to camp with her horse. The great outdoors holds many charms, and it's easy to understand why she wants to share it with her best buddy. It sure beats bouncing around a Read More


On Trail Cooking Tips

Does the thought of washing dishes after a campfire cookout dampen your getaway plans? Take along a stack of burnable paper plates, rather than Styrofoam or plastic. You'll find paper plates without Read More


Highline or Picket Line?

by Bonnie Davis A highline and picket line are two distinct methods of securing your horse on the trail, however they both require the same type of gear. Read More


Good to the Last Drop

by Bonnie Davis Your trail horse needs about 10 to 30 gallons of water per day to stay hydrated and healthy. You're responsible for meeting his critical water needs, whether you go on day rides, horse camp, Read More


Trail Saw for Trailriding

by Heidi Melocco You may be the first rider on some of your favorite trails this season. Although you know the paths well, you may not know how much foliage has grown over since your last ride. Spring greenery can Read More


Camping with Horses

by Bonnie Davis Horse camping allows you to ride on trails in areas you've always dreamed about. Everyone - regardless of age, physical condition, or finances - can camp. It doesn't require pack stock Read More


Trailers for Horse Camping

by Bonnie Davis Ready to invest in a trailer to haul your equine companion to horse camps and trail rides? First, consider where you'd like to go. If you yearn to bounce off the beaten path, a large trailer 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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