Rocky Mountain Region

Explore the Bob Marshall Wilderness

by Kent & Charlene Krone Montana's Pristine Bob Marshall Wilderness offers windswept ridges, deep canyons, towering cliffs, dense forests, thundering rivers, and lush meadows. Read More


Wild Wyoming

by Shawn Hamilton As you step out of your teepee on an early moonlit morning to tack up your horse before sunrise, you wonder if you’re really on vacation. Yet by the second day, as you slowly sneak up on a herd Read More


Trail Riding the Big Open in Montana

by Dan Aadland America's vast public lands provide an expansive trail-riding experience - and present unique challenges, as well. Read More


Trail Riding in Idaho's Palisades Country

by Lisa Holzer Palisades Country, located in southeastern Idaho, offers one of the finest horseback destination areas a trail rider could hope for. Read More


Trail Riding at Triangle C Ranch

by Charlene Krone Triangle C Ranch is located off Highway 26 at the base of Togwotee Pass, 20 miles west of Dubois, Wyoming. Read More


Fall: The Best Trail Season

by Dan Aadland October in Montana: The summer heat has been put to sleep, the insects have been quelled by nightly frosts, and the woods are aflame with color. For those of us who ride in the northern Rockies, Read More


Trail Ride in Cool Colorado

by Sarah Holloway Colorado's Mt. Zirkel Wilderness Area offers cool, high-altitude riding along the Continental Divide. Here's one reader's on-trail account. Read More


Postcard From Wyoming: Into the Woods

by Kent Krone Located 35 miles southeast of Cody, Wyoming, is the Wood River Country, curled up against the mighty Absaroka Mountain Range. For gorgeous mountain riding and surprising history, Wood River is a worthwhile destination for horsemen. The Wood River Read More


Trail Riding in Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado

by Robert J. Baker PhD I serve as a director to our local rural electric cooperative. In that capacity, I attend two special conferences each year. Last year, they were both scheduled for June in Colorado, with a lull Read More


Trail Riding in Virginia City, Montana

by Charlene Krone A stagecoach carrying happy passengers rattles into town. A steam locomotive chugs up to the old depot with whistle wailing. False storefronts, weathered boardwalks, and aged hitching rails line Read More


Into the Woods

by Kent Krone Located 35 miles southeast of Cody, Wyoming, is the Wood River Country, curled up against the mighty Absaroka Mountain Range. For gorgeous mountain riding and surprising history, Wood River is a worthwhile Read More


Old West Adventure

by Charlene Krone Resource Guide Bureau of Land Management (916) 978-4400; www.blm.gov Madison Ranger District (406) 682-4253; www.fs.fed.us/rl/b-d Montana Heritage Commission (800) 829-2969; Read More


Trail Riding at Medicine Lodge State Archaeological Site in Wyoming

  Would you like to camp and ride where humans have lived and evolved over the last 10,000 years? How about standing where previous people have stood and painstakingly scratched messages into Read More


Sculpted Masterpiece

by Charlene Krone At Wyoming's Medicine Lodge State Archaeological Site, you'll ride through lush canyons and open ridges with incredible vistas. Read More


Trail Riding in Beef Basin, Canyonlands National Park in Utah

by K. York With all the horses and mules conditioned, loaded, and ready for the trip, our group set out for Beef Basin in Canyonlands National Park, Utah. Along the way, we stopped at Newspaper Rock State 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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