Trail-Riding Destinations

Arizona Ranch Getaway

by Cynthia McFarland Growing up in southern Arizona, I remember the mountains surrounding Tucson being more than rugged and majestic. Their distinctive landmarks were as familiar to me as my own backyard. I spent... Read More


14 Unforgettable Beach Rides

by Kara L. Stewart Have you always dreamed of riding a horse in the sand, crashing waves thundering in your ears, and the smell of salt water and freedom in the air? Here’s an at-a-glance guide to beach-ride... Read More


18 Treasured Trails

by Kent & Charlene Krone We’ve had the good fortune to explore many regions of our country via horseback. Our equine partners have taken us on journeys from Missouri to California and Texas to Canada. In the process,... Read More


Red Rocks & Hidden Gems

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


Summer Breezes

by Audrey Pavia PACIFIC REGION Rancho Oso guest Ranch & stables, Santa Barbara, California Closest city: Santa Barbara, California. Travel distance: 25 miles. Driving directions: From Los Angeles, take U.S.... Read More


Pacific Northwest Jewel

by Jennifer Keeler The Pacific Northwest is renowned for its towering Cascade Range, the salty air of Pacific seaways, its lush greenery, and its temperate rainforest climate. In Washington, the King County Regional... Read More


Discover Your State Parks

by Kent & Charlene Krone State parks, often overlooked, offer scenic riding trails and horse-friendly campgrounds. Here, we take you to gems in the mountains of Montana and Idaho. Read More


10 Warm Beach Rides

by Kara L. Stewart Ride along the shore with our guide to 10 warm beach rides, including a South Carolina charity ride and a tropical Costa Rica destination. Read More


Lovely Late-Fall Rides

by Audrey Pavia Discover scenic day rides within an easy drive of city limits. This issue: Gaits in the Grapes, Temecula, California; Dinosaur Valley State Park, near Fort Worth, Texas; Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area, near Fayetteville, Arkansas. Read More


Fall Day Rides

by Audrey Pavia Here’s the scoop on three spectacular fall day-riding spots: Captain William Clark Park, Washington; East Fork Stables, Tennessee; and New Discovery State Park, Vermont. 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


Catch Colorful Fall Foliage

by Audrey Pavia Enjoy stunning fall colors from the back of your horse with our guide, including an exclusive listing of riding destinations from coast-to-coast. Read More


Vista Verde Ranch

by Cate Lamm This fall, enjoy golden colors and snowcapped views at Vista Verde Ranch near Steamboat Springs, Colorado. 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


City of Rocks

by Story and Photos by Kent & Charlene Krone Ride and camp at the City of Rocks National Reserve in southern Idaho, where unique rock formations rise out of the ground and where hoofprints meet history. 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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