Trail Conservation

Protect Trail Access

by Denise Y. O'Mear Setting out on the trail with your horse is a magical moment. The promise of quiet solitude, the beauty of nature, relaxing with friends, the companionship of a beloved horse, and enjoying a bit of... Read More

Water-Crossing Guidelines

by Jennifer M. Keeler for Equine Land Conservation Resource While enjoying the beauty of streams and rivers, take precautions to stay safe and protect your access to treasured trails in the future. Here are five expert guidelines. Read More

New York’s Enchanting Trails

by Deb Balliet, CEO Equine Land Conservation Resource You’ll find special places to ride in New York’s southwestern corner, where the state meets Pennsylvania, Ohio, the northern reaches of the Appalachian Mountains, and the waters of Lake... Read More

Save the Trails

Are the trails where you ride in danger of being developed? Consider forming a trail-preservation club with your riding buddies. Having an official name, website, and an army of help can facilitate Read More

Protecting Trails

by Dan Aadland I can close my eyes and see it, and I can smell it, too, the pine smoke from a campfire, pungent perfume to the nostrils of a Rocky Mountain horseman. I can feel the quickening of my horse's fluid Read More

Urban Riding

by Annie Kennedy Along with cows, pigs, and chickens, the horse is generally regarded as a classic rural animal. A quick trip to the country will confirm this fact. Horses are everywhere out here. But like hillbillies Read More

Urban Development

by Jule Drown I love to read about the good old days in author Will James' books (Mountain Press, They're filled with wonderful stories about the lives of cowboys working in the wide Read More

Save the Trails

by Bonnie Davis Keeping equestrian trails open isn't a lost cause. Ready to get involved? Follow this strategy from a trail-conservation expert. 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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