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Horse&Rider encompasses everything today’s active, Western rider craves to live his or her best horse life by providing expert western horse training tips, trail-riding insights, horse-care advice, and inspiration to live Today’s Western Horse Life.

Horse&Rider OnDemand is here to help you achieve your riding goals with reliable training and horse-care tips when you need it where you want it. At the barn, in the arena, or around the tack room—you can access information from world champion trainers Brad Barkemeyer and Bud Lyon anywhere your Western horse life takes you.

Slicing a Pole

Learn what slicing the pole in a trail pattern means.

Advice from a Non-Pro

RL Chartier’s non-pro client shares her advice for getting involved in cutting.

Fixing a Spin by Trotting

Bud Lyon shows you how he likes to use the trot to help a horse that struggles with spinning.

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Horse Camping, With Kids

A horseback camping trip lands on the bucket list of many avid trail riders and adventure-lovers. See our tips for camping with kids!

Western Horse Training Videos

Leg Wraps and Skid Boot Tips from Brad Barkemeyer

Brad Barkemeyer talks about when you should use leg wraps and skid boots on your horse.

EDCC Health Watch

Florida Horse Confirmed Positive for EEE

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services confirmed a horse in Columbia County has tested positive for Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE).

Bud Lyon trots a chestnut ranch riding horse in Florida.


Winning Insights: Bud Lyon on How the Ranch Riding is Judged

Multiple world champion and Horse&Rider OnDemand expert Bud Lyon talks about how the ranch riding class is judged.

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Drill Your Rollback

If you find yourself struggling to stay out of the penalty box when it comes time to perform a rollback, try going back to the basics at home and working the pieces individually before attempting to do them all at once.

Horse Behavior

Unwanted Behaviors in Young Horses

Why do colts, and some fillies, act out? A young horse’s behavior can cause injuries to you, other people, and himself, and becomes more dangerous as he grows. Learn what’s behind these behaviors and what can be done about them while staying safe.

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