safety


‘Why I Ride Safe’

by Alana Harrison These riders don’t mount up without head protection. Read their stories, so you can decide if a helmet might be right for you. Read More


A Frightening Thought

When her horse reared, this reader was scared in a way she hadn’t experienced before. Read More


Your Best-Ever Safety Guidelines

Credit: Photo by Alana Harrison Horseback riding can be a dangerous sport. You can make it less so by maintaining the right mindset and following key rules. To dramatically reduce your... Read More


Master the Log Drag—Safely

by Laurel Walker Denton Learn this skill to prepare for a ranch trail class, or just to increase your horse’s ‘broke quotient.’ Read More


Summertime Hazards

Credit: Photo by gjohnstonphoto/iStockPhoto.com While hot weather persists, follow these tips to protect your horses. Fire: Maintain fire breaks for 20 to 30 feet around all... Read More


Circle Up Safely

by Brad Barkemeyer Stay in position when finishing a cow horse run, and both you and your horse will stay safe and possibly earn credit for your score. Read More


Hidden Hazards of the Trail

by Heather Smith Thomas Backcountry riding has a lot to offer, but only if you’re prepared for its possible dangers. Here are eight backcountry bugaboos to watch for and ways to safely navigate them. Read More


Helmets 101

by Julie Preble Don’t know what to look for when trying on a protective helmet? Confused by the array of sizes, styles, and types from which to choose? Let us help you make sense of it all! 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


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