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Set your mileage goals and reap the rewards! Here are top trail-riding programs offered by 34 breed associations, including description, eligibility, awards, and links.
In training pack animals, consider the way the pack animals travel and also the ability of your string leader (the horse you ride) or pony horse to vary his speed to suit the pack animals behind him. Gait training for your pony horse or string leader may
When I was a kid growing up in the suburbs of Los Angeles, I could ride my horse for hours without even seeing a car. We cruised through oak-covered hills, along dirt roads, and through shady canyons
Nothing can be more exciting and fulfilling than buying a trail horse. However, such a purchase comes with risks. Will the horse become your reliable trail mount and partner in many safe, adventurous rides?
Before heading out on a trail ride, make sure your tack is in good working order for optimal safety in the saddle.
Stay warm on the trail this fall, no matter what the weather, with jackets, coats, Australian dusters, raingear, insulated boots, boot socks, riding-helmet accessories, and riding gloves.
Choose the right bit for optimal on-trail communication and control with this expert guide.
Use these expert tips to help keep your horse sound and saddle-sore free — and to enhance your own comfort — on all of your riding adventures.
World champion Quarter Horse trainer Lynn Palm gives you her four-point trail-tack check to optimize your and your horse’s safety and comfort.
California’s Joshua Tree National Park offers spectacular trail riding through unique desert ecosystems.
Have you ever gone equestrian glamping, and enjoyed both trail riding on horseback and luxury accommodations to boot? Please let us know by participating in H&R’s Gallop Poll.
Glide down the trail on the back of a smooth-gaited horse with our guide to eight great destinations.
Seabrook Island, South Carolina, offers miles of superb beach riding. The equestrian center features a 42-stall barn and spacious pastures.
A hiker is lost in the woods. A mounted search-and-rescue team with search-horses is called on to aid the search. If you're an adventurous, skilled trail rider, you and your horse might be valuable assets to a mounted search-and-rescue team. Here, we?ll first explain what makes a horse an ideal search-horse.
Fall is the best time of the year to enjoy trail rides. Horses are spirited on trail rides, their riders energetic, the trails more inviting than ever. But trail riding during this beautiful season of the year presents some challenges for the trail rider.
In this exclusive report, a lifelong horsewoman opens up about several painful falls and how she conquered her fear of riding to get back in the saddle. Plus: Twelve steps to overcome your own riding fears.
Follow these trail-riding safety tips, whether you ride your horse during the day or decide to go night riding.
These great trail tips will teach you how to mount a horse from the right side, where to stash your lead rope while trail riding and what to pack on a trail ride. Will your horse allow you to mount and dismount from either side? Can you mount a horse from the right side?
Use this approach-and-retreat method to train at home or to get your horse over an obstacle on the trail.
Teach your trail horse to step out confidently on his own, trusting you to be his herd leader.
Learn how choose the right reins, and use them safely on the trail, with top trainer/clinician Julie Goodnight. Bonus: Riding-glove tips for safety and control.
Winter is a great time to hit desert trails — but be cautious. Here, Arizona journalist Jule Drown gives you the rundown on seven dangers lurking on desert trails: trailering challenges; cactus spines; heat stroke; dehydration; venomous snakes; scorpions;
When an injury retired Peponitas Top Gunner from the show pen, he seamlessly transitioned into competitive trail riding.