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Pure Joy Campground

At Pure Country Campground in New York's Adirondack Mountains, you'll enjoy a host of camping amenities, and ride for miles on the Brookfield Trail System. | MORE

Horse Leg Wrapping 101

You need to wrap your horse's legs to protect and cover an injured area; provide warmth to stiff/old tendons, ligaments, or fetlocks; control acute-injury swelling and movement; and to protect his legs while trailering hauling. | MORE

Canadian Getaway for Trail Riders

Head to Wild Deuce Retreats & Outfitting in Alberta for women's retreats, horsemanship clinics, and more. | MORE

Ride Bridleless with Lynn Palm

You may think that you control your horse with the bridle and bit, but that assumption is actually only partially true. After all, your horse's "engine" and turning apparatus are in his hindquarters. Control the hindquarters and you control your horse. | MORE

How to Use a Horse Hoof Supplement

As a concerned horse owner who rides over sometimes-challenging terrain, you're wise to keep a close eye on your horse's hooves. But when you spot a hoof problem, don't assume the trouble lies just in the hoof, and immediately reach for an over-the-counter supplement. | MORE

All-Terrain Riding Boot Review

As a trail rider, you need boots made for hours in the saddle that are also comfortable when doing barn and camp chores. Here, Colorado horsewoman and equestrian-journalist Sushil Dulai Wenholz reviews three rugged riding boots. | MORE

How to Curb A Cribbing Horse

A cribbing horse grasps a surface with his incisors, flexes his neck, and swallows air. As the air passes through his throat, it makes a gasping, grunting, or | MORE

How to Settle Your Cinchy Horse

Is your trail horse cinchy? That is, does he act up when you saddle him, even before you reach for the cinch or girth? | MORE

Horse-Boarding Contract Basics

Suburbia is encroaching on your area's horse properties and riding trails. Or, you're ready to cede just a little barn-management responsibility to someone else. Or, you'd simply like | MORE

Beyond Shavings-Bedding for Your Horse

Wood shavings and straw are usually easy to find and economical stall-bedding choices. But they're not necessarily the easiest materials to manage and clean. And, when not managed | MORE

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