South/Southwest Region

Red Rocks & Hidden Gems

by Kent & Charlene Krone Discover Southern Nevada’s towering mountain ranges, scenic canyons, and hidden charms. Read More


Nature's Playground

by Photos and Story by Kent & Charlene Krone Southwestern Utah offers a variety of terrain, from rocky desert canyons to cool mountain forests. Read More


Dead Horse Ranch State Park

by Jule Drown Dead Horse Ranch State Park, Arizona, offers miles of riding trails featuring gorgeous vistas. The park sits on the outskirts of Cottonwood, just a few miles west of Interstate 17, between Phoenix... Read More


Ride Southwestern Utah

by Photos and Story by Kent & Charlene Krone Southwestern Utah offers a variety of terrain, from rocky desert canyons to cool mountain forests. Read More


Go West!

by Kent & Charlene Krone Pull on your cowboy boots, and enjoy all things Western in Bandera, Texas, in the heart of Texas Hill Country. For top trail riding, here’s the inside scoop on four area destinations. Read More


Winter Riding in Arizona

by Jule Drown From November through April, the warm, sunny Arizona desert offers winter trail riding at its finest. Here, Jule Drown rides her gelding, Alegro, while ponying Clementino, on a beautiful... Read More


The Arizona Trail

by Jule Drown Fewer than 20 people have ever ridden the entire National Arizona Scenic Trail, known as the Arizona Trail, which winds 820 miles from the Mexican border to Utah.  Those who have managed to ride... Read More


The Red Rock Ride

by Kent & Charlene Krone Saddle up for a six-day riding adventure through Utah’s magical canyons. Riders from all over the world sign up for the Red Rock Ride to savor the breathtaking scenery and ride amenities. Read More


Trail Ride in Southern Utah

by Gregory Wolfley Winter is the perfect time to ride in the desert solitude of Southern Utah. Read More


West Texas Sojourn

by Kent & Charlene Krone Ride the high mountains and cactus-studded deserts of West Texas with our from-the-saddle report. Read More


Mountains of Mystery

by Kent & Charlene Krone Arizona’s Superstition Mountains are steeped in lore, intrigue, and mystery. Here’s our from-the-saddle report. Read More


Explore the Grand Canyon

by Kent Krone As we walked to the edge of the Grand Canyon, the full impact of what we were seeing came into view. It was as though we were witnessing the dawn of creation Read More


Old West Trail-Riding Adventure in Tombstone, Arizona

by Kent Krone In less than a minute it was all over ? the gunfight at the OK Corral. This famous gunfight occurred in Tombstone, Arizona, on October 26, 1881, when Doc Holliday, Read More


The Goldfield Mountains: Trail Riding in Goldfield, Arizona

by Charlene Krone The parking lot sign said "Horses only." That sounded pretty darned horse-friendly! So we rode up to the hitching rail. We'd just finished tying up when sounds Read More


Trail Ride in Anza-Borrego State Park

by Kent & Charlene Krone Trail Ride in Anza Borrego Desert State Park Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, east of San Diego, California, offers 1,000 square miles of wilderness awaiting trail-riding exploration. 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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