South/Southeast Region

Golden Trails

by Cynthia McFarland For trail-riding paradise, head for Golden Acres Foxtrotter Rest ‘N’ Ride, nestled in the heart of Florida’s Horse Country. Read More

Appalachian Adventure

by Cate Lamm Our intrepid adventurer risks a mountain ride on a cold December day, and discovers the joy of quiet trails aboard a smooth-gaited horse. Read More

Blue Ridge Getaway

by Fran Severn Just 90 minutes from the Washington, D.C., metroplex, Fort Valley Ranch offers a civilized adventure in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Read More

Day Ride: Kentucky Jewel

by Audrey Pavia Head to the Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area for miles of scenic trails. Read More

Trail Rides in Kentucky

by Darley Newman The Bluegrass State of Kentucky offers a range of trail riding options to trail riders, including state parks, farms, historic villages, and more. Here are four great Kentucky trail rides brought to you by Darley Newman, host and producer of Equitrekking on PBS. Read More

Trail Ride Destination: Timber Ridge Horse Campground

Timber Ridge Horse Campground was voted the best horse campground for 2010 on, winning the Five-Star Award. Timber Ridge Horse Campground is adjacent to The Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, Jamestown, Tenn. Read More

Florida Trail Ride: Coldwater Recreation Area

by Donna Harrison Coldwater Recreation Area is located north of Pensacola in the western part of the Florida Panhandle. Clear, shallow streams cross several of the trails. Always eager to find new trail-riding spots, Read More

Trail Riding in Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park, Dawson Springs, Kentucky

by Cheryl Boren Nearly 200 horses and riders attended the 2nd annual Chilly/Chili Ride, held November 14, 2009, at the Pennyrile State Forest. With temperatures in the low 70s and abundant sunshine, the day was tailor-made Read More

Trail Riding in Shenandoah National Park, Virginia

by Dave Paup If you're looking for a great place to see beautiful fall foliage from the back of your horse, Shenandoah National Park in Northern Virginia is a great choice. If you've ever driven through Read More

Trail Riding at Mammoth Cave, Kentucky

by Sarah Hays This past season, we had the opportunity to visit Mammoth Cave National Park and discovered an awesome place to camp and trail ride — the brand-new Mammoth Cave Horse Camp, located adjacent Read More

Pony Express Trail Ride

by Patti Gray Since 1994, The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Posse has hosted a trail ride over a Pony Express route between historic White Oaks and Lincoln, New Mexico. This ride is a yearly tradition for trail Read More

Horse Trail Riding in the Goethe State Forest

by Genie Stewart-Spears Just a 35-minute drive southwest of Ocala, Florida, between Bronson and Dunnellon, you’ll find a haven for trail riding in the Goethe State Forest. With 16 marked trails in 53,400 acres, friendly Read More

Trail Riding in Rocky Hollow Horse Camp in Troutdale Virginia

by Linda Rehse My friend, Ann Neville, invited me to "come on up" to Tennessee at the end of June to trailer to Virginia with her and some friends from the Pleasure Walking Horse Association of Tennessee Read More

Deep Creek Boarding Stables and Camping, Bryson City, North Carolina

Location - important not only in real estate but also for horse camping - is a crucial element in developing a vital enterprise. Deep Creek Boarding Stables & Camping has a key location on Read More

Trail Riding at Saddle Valley Campground, Jamestown, Tennessee

by Melissa Hardwick Carter Last October, 23 cowboys and cowgirls from Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, and Georgia embarked on a four-day, 80-mile guided trail ride through the Big South Fork National River & Recreation 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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