Over, Under, Through: Obstacle Training for Horses

            Author and longtime horsewoman Vanessa Bee, founder of the International Agility Club and 3-Minute Horsemanship, has found a way to help horses...

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Gateway to Grandeur

If you enjoy wilderness riding, hitch up your trailer, load up your horse, and head to Wyoming’s Turpin Meadows Trailhead, gateway to the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.

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Missouri Campground & Riding Trails

Go for a day ride, or stay overnight, at Panther Creek Campground and Horse Trails in Tuscumbia, Missouri, which offers 4,000 acres to enjoy on horseback.

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Riding Through Thick and Thin

In her latest book, Riding Through Thick and Thin, best-selling author Melinda Folse tackles the taboo topic of how body image and size affect our riding, fearlessly diving into the closet...

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Miniature Horses, Maximum Service

USRider Member story: This Miniature Horse drill-team member sees the light while traveling from Arizona to California to participate in the Pasadena’s renowned Rose Parade.

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Ride the North Cascades

Head to Washington’s vast North Cascades for spectacular trail riding, horse camping, and backcountry packing into pristine wilderness.

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Resistol Launches Western-Style Safety Headgear

Do you want to be safety-conscious on the trail and in trail competition, but don't want to sacrifice your Western look? Resistol is introducing...

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The Essential Fergus the Horse: The Life and Times of the World’s Most Popular Cartoon Equine

Have you seen Fergus the Horse? If not, you’re in for a treat. This little comic-strip horse, created by Jean Abernathy, has made his way into the world via print, web, and social media....

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How to Select Kids’ Reins

Are you selecting reins for a child to use? Here are a few pointers from top trainer/clinician Julie Goodnight. * Always provide reins. First and foremost, make sure that the child (or a rider of any...

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The Compassionate Equestrian

If you’re looking for an enlighten approach to horsemanship, your search has ended. The Compassionate Equestrian: 25 Principles to Live by when Caring for and Working With Horses will change...

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Safe Port in a Rainstorm

This caring dad felt very fortunate to have a USRider membership as he hauled his daughter’s beloved mare from Virginia to Florida.

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Winter-Feeding Checklist

If you live in an area that experiences cold winters, use this winter-feeding checklist to help your horse stay healthy and colic-free. Plus: The Henneke Body Condition Scoring System, courtesy of Purina Animal Nutrition.

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Sharing the Fun

This issue, I’d like to introduce you to two of my trail riding buddies: Lauren, the fearless rider, and Elaine, an athlete who returned to riding after a traumatic...

Saddle Your Horse Right

Here’s an expert video on how to saddle your horse from Julie Goodnight for the Certified Horsemanship Association.

Perfect Positioning Exercise

Build your balance and improve your riding with this simple-yet-challenging exercise from top trainer/clinician Julie Goodnight.

Slow Feeder

Your horse is a grazing animal with a digestive system evolved to process food in small portions up to 16 hours per day -- conditions often hard to replicate when you're...

Online Trail Riding Planning Guide

Here's how to use the Internet to plan your perfect riding vacation

'Bombproof' the Mounted Patrol Way

Desensitize your trail horse with techniques used by the Jackson Hole Police Citizens Mounted Unit.

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