Trail Riding

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

Earn Your Horse’s Respect

by Clinton Anderson “To earn your horse’s respect and trust, you need to make him comfortable for doing the right thing and uncomfortable for doing the wrong thing,” says top trainer/clinician Clinton Anderson. Read on for training tips. Read More

Trail Riding in State Parks

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

25 Cozy Bed & Barns

by Audrey Pavia Here’s the scoop on 25 cozy bed & barns, where you can vacation in style with your own horse, from coast-to-coast. Read More

Banish the Buck

by Julie Goodnight Does your horse balk and buck when he doesn’t want to work? Fix this vice with top trainer/clinician Julie Goodnight’s expert advice. Read More

Hindquarters Control

by Clinton Anderson Stage One: Learn how to control your horse’s hindquarters, and you’ll end any disrespectful behavior. Top clinician Clinton Anderson shows you how. Read More

Helicopter Exercise

by Clinton Anderson Teach your horse to accept movement and noise above him with this exercise from top clinician Clinton Anderson. Read More

5 Top Camping-Prep Tips

by Dan Aadland Use these expert tips to prepare for a horse-camping adventure, whether you’re planning to camp at the trailhead or in the Read More

Be Water Wise

by Bonnie Davis Don't leave home without considering your horse's water needs. Here's what to plan for, plus hauling, watering, and use tips. Read More

29 Essential Trailer Tips

by Jessica Jahiel, PhD Trail riding, by its very nature, means you’re on the go. You regularly hit local trails, but now you’re ready for a trailer of your own for the freedom to travel to scenic trails near and... Read More

Equine Traveling Papers

by Rebecca Gimenez PhD Here’s a rundown of key documents you need when you travel with your horse. When you travel with your horse, you need to carry a number of documents, especially if you're crossing state lines. Some documents show your horse is healthy. Some will help you if you're in an emergency situation. Read More

Condition for Long Rides

by Julie Goodnight Q: I'm planning ahead for summer, when I plan to go on daylong trail rides. I haven' been riding much, because I work full-time. I want to make sure my horse is in shape and conditioned... Read More

On-Trail First-Aid Kit

A list of what riders need in a first aid kit to use for survival, repairs, first-aid for horses, first-aid for riders and more. Read More

Trail Riding Regions: Where to Ride Guide

This trail riding guide is broken down into six regions of the United States, plus Canada and Mexico. Read More

Training Pack Animals: Gait Training and the Pony Horse

by Dan Aadland Pack-animal training at home, including gait training, will make for a smoother trip on the trail. | Photo by Dan Aadland In training pack animals, consider the way each travels and also the ability 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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