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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?
Learn how to prepare for a pack trip into the backcountry.
Trail conditioning is important for fun, safe trail rides.
Learn how to lessen the risk of experiencing trail riding emergencies and steps to take should your horse become injured despite your best efforts.
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.
Discover why ranch horses are well-suited for the trail and tips for finding the right one for you.
Learn how your riding fitness affects your trail ride, and what you can do to make your horse’s job easier.
Don’t let fear of traveling alone get in the way of your dream riding adventure.
Your show horse’s experience and conditioning are suited to making him a trail riding horse. Here’s how to make a smooth transition.
Use this approach-and-retreat method to train at home or to get your horse over an obstacle on the trail.