Trail Riding

Essential Etiquette for Trail Rides

by Heather Smith Thomas ‘Mrs. Trail Manners’ tells you what you need to know to have a pleasant cross-country ride—and be invited back. Read More


Drop the Stirrups

A few simple exercises while riding without stirrups will boost your strength, stamina, effectiveness, and confidence. 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


Back the ‘L’

by Mark Stevens Test your horse’s backing skills and response to leg pressure by working the L-shaped back-through. Read More


Al Dunning #ReadyToRide: Spurs

Al Dunning discusses spurs. Read More


‘Swing’ for Shoulder Control

by Taylor McIntosh Good control of your horse’s shoulder improves your riding and ups your in-saddle confidence. Read More


Train for Power Steering

by Bob Avila A solid start with a snaffle and mindful progression to a bridle will give your horse power steering for his entire performance career. Read More


Ride Form to Function

by Brad Jewett Become a more effective rider by focusing on your position in the saddle and how it influences your horse’s response. Read More


Watch Out for That Tree!

by Nancy Cahill Nancy Cahill uses a tree and a box made of poles to help her horses master a supple, collected backup. Read More


Sidepass Around a Corner

by Mark Stevens Up the ante on a basic maneuver by challenging your horse to sidepass a 90-degree angle. Read More


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