Vacation Planning

Cross-Country Hauling Guide

by Bonnie Davis Ready to take your horse on a riding vacation across state lines? With the advent of bigger trailers with living quarters and more storage space for horses, equines are being hauled farther and in... 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


2010 Dodge Ram Heavy Duty Trucks Review

  I recently tested the 2010 Dodge Ram Heavy Duty trucks. Here's a summary of features and reviews of most interest to horse haulers. • Cab/bed. The new models offer a full-size Read More


A Packing Primer

by Dan Aadland Want to extend your trail-riding range by adding a packhorse or two? The Skills necessary for recreational packing are relatively easy to acquire. Read More


On-The-Road Tips and Recipes

Pancakes & Turkey Gravy Ingredients: One package Bisquick Shake & Pour pancake mix One 10 ½-ounce can Campbell's Turkey Gravy One 10-ounce can Read More


Horse-Vacation Planning Tips

by Jessica Jahiel, PhD When was the last time you took an actual vacation-the kind where you go somewhere and stay for a weekend or a week or longer? Riders are often vacation-deprived. Some simply can't imagine Read More


Keeping A Horse Comfortable in the Trailer

This summer, I'll be trailering my horse for hundreds of miles to trailheads. What can I do to help him overcome soreness, fatigue and stress on the road and when we arrive at our destination? Read More


A Western U.S. Trail Ride Road Trip

by Frank Puckett Jr The old burro trail narrowed to 16 inches with an 800-foot drop into nowhere. We hit a switchback where the trail turned into the mountain. There was only one way to make the 120-degree turn. H.T 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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