DIY

Mount Up Right for Safety, Confidence

by Steve Stevens How you mount your horse can set the tone for a safe, effective ride. Here’s how to get both you and your horse started on the right foot. Read More


Have Fun, Safely

Christy Landwehr of the Certified Horsemanship Association teaches horse safety topics that improve riders knowledge of best horse-care practices. Learn to catch and release your horse safely, tie knots, and more. Read More


'Old Horse' Quiz

Identify changes in your horse's health as he ages. This 20-question quiz from Equine Guelph helps you understand general management, hoof care, nutrition, dental care, and diseases and disorders in the senior horse. Read More


Prepare for the Threat of Wildfire

Credit: Photo by o-che/istockphoto.com A wildfire can move—and kill—rapidly. Plan now to be ready to evacuate your animals should the worst happen. If you live in an area... Read More


Trailer Safety Checklist

Safe hauling is all about maintenance and planning. Here’s how to be sure your trailer is ready to use. Read More


We Practice What We Preach

by Alexis Bennett I’m making it my mission to embrace the uncomfortable as I explore new horse-related activities with my long-time-horse friend Chexy. Together we’ll attend clinics, jackpots, and play-day events. I’ll write about the experience in a July issue feature, and share my insight (and embarrassing stories) with the hope that I’ll inspire you to embark on a new adventure. Read More


Do-It-Yourself Patterning

by Alexis Bennett Trainer Darla Kennepohl teaches you how to pattern your barrel-racing horse for quick, efficient runs. Read More


The Rarely Ridden Horse

by Alexis Bennett Use these five strategies from our experts to keep your seldom-ridden horse tuned-up and connected with you. Read More


Get Ready to Show!

by Alana Harrison Prepare for your next competition with these helpful tips and complete show-day checklist from trainer Caroline Wood. Read More


Ring-Ready Ranch Knot

by Alexis Bennett Learn to tie a simple, show-ready wild-rag knot in four easy steps. Read More


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