Western Horse Life

The place for everything Western horse life. Appreciate reader-submitted stories about their special horses, or enjoy photographs of one-of-a-kind Western collections.   



A tool for custom-made hats that's more than 100 years old.


Farrier Tools

Horseshoer Mike Milster shares the story behind his farrier tools.



Performance horse trainer Steve Metcalf's collection of hackamores.

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Chaps by Discipline

Buy your next pair of chaps with confidence using the advice from four experts, plus get fit tips from a chaps maker.

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The Chaps-Fit Plan

With 10 minutes a day and some smart food swaps, you can conquer that tight squeeze in time for show season-and get healthier in the process.

Credit: Photo by amygdala imagery/istockphoto.com You have the horse, you have the time, and you’d like to take him on a getaway. Can you do it on your own, without breaking the bank? You can, and we aim to inspire you further with ideas that’ll help you save money while you’re at it.

DIY Vacation Tips

When your idea of ‘riding vacation’ means getting away with your own horse, there’s no such thing as too much money or fun. We’ll help you save on one, to get more of the other.