The Trail Rider
A Bit About Horse Bits
The first horse bits were probably rawhide. Human experience with horses has resulted in myriad versions of the horse bit. One fine trainer I know rarely uses anything but a snaffle horse bit. He believes that finding just the right horse bit for a given horse is one secret to success.
Old West Trail-Riding Adventure in Tombstone, Arizona
The famous gunfight at the OK Corral occurred in Tombstone, Arizona. There was a lot more going on during that era than just that gunfight at the OK Corral. We wanted to go trail riding with our horses in and around Tombstone, Arizona to relive a bit of Old West history. Our base of trail riding operations was the Tombstone Livery Stable,
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.
Saddle Pads: A Cushion of Comfort
Learn how to determine the best horse saddle pad to keep your horse comfortable on the trail and to prevent back soreness in horses. A horse saddle pad that fits correctly can help prevent back soreness in horses, while a improperly fitted saddle pad can cause horse problems.
Choose the Right Halter for Your Horse
It is important to choose the best horse halter to fit your horse, but proper halter training is the best way to ensure that you can control your horse no matter the situation. Horse halter training can be done using a rope halter or a leather halter.
The Dingo Leading Lesson
The Dingo is an easy leading lesson from Linda Tellington-Jones. The leading lesson, the Dingo and the V, from Linda Tellington-Jones, encourages your horse to move forward safely through obstacles on the trail. The Dingo leading lesson, explained by Linda Tellington-Jones, teaches your horse to trust you, and trust that you won?t ask him to do something impossible
Trail Ride Destination: Timber Ridge Horse Campground
Timber Ridge Horse Campground was voted the best horse campground for 2010 on HorseTrailDirectory.com, winning the Five-Star Award. Timber Ridge Horse Campground is adjacent to The Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, Jamestown, Tenn. To earn the award, a campground must receive the most Five-Star ratings from trail riders. In 2010, trail riders posted more than 800 ratings on 267 horse campgrounds, including Timber Ridge Horse Campground.
Trail Tips: Mount a Horse from Right Side, What to Pack on a Trail Ride
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?
Trail Tips: Adjust the Curb Strap on Your Bridle and Wear Leather Chaps
Learn how to adjust the curb strap on your bridle and why you should choose leather chaps for trail riding.
Shawnee National Forest Trail Ride: Fundraiser for St. Jude's
The 5th Annual Derby Party fundraiser for St. Jude?s Children?s Research Hospital will be held at Hayes Canyon Campground in Illinois? Shawnee National Forest on Saturday, May 7, 2011. This trail ride will take you through thousands of acres of beautiful scenery.
Canadian Getaway: Wild Deuce Retreats & Outfitting
Head to Wild Deuce Retreats & Outfitting in Alberta for women?s retreats, horsemanship clinics, trail rides and more.Wild Deuce Retreats & Outfitting offers top-notch trail riding, including rides to Lost Guide Lake and 40-Mile Ridge.