The Trail Rider

The Trail Rider

Actor Don Jeanes Helps the Budweiser Clydesdales Find a Lost Puppy and Third Hit Super Bowl Commercial

Actor Don Jeanes on his third co-starring role with big horses and cute puppies in America’s favorite ads



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Protect Your Horse from Diseases Carried By Insect Pests

Horse owners tend to think of flies and mosquitoes as annoying nuisances. That's certainly true, but they can also be downright dangerous as both can spread serious and even life-threatening diseases.



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New York’s Enchanting Trails

You’ll find special places to ride in New York’s southwestern corner, where the state meets Pennsylvania, Ohio, the northern reaches of the Appalachian Mountains, and the waters of Lake...



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Endurance Riding 101

Sharpen your trail skills with this series from endurance champion Lari Shea, owner of California’s Ricochet Ridge Ranch. This issue: Eight-step guide to competitive endurance riding.



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Saddle Sore No More

As we get older, time in the saddle can bring on aches and pains. Here’s one horseman’s advice on how to minimize discomfort and enjoy your rides.



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Some Like It Hot

You’re not a true desert dweller if you don’t like Arizona’s summer heat. In fact, you better like it warm even if you’re just visiting Arizona in the winter. In February, it...



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After-Ride Care

After each ride, follow this vet-tested, 11-step technique to help keep your horse healthy and sound.



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Senior Horse Care Tips

Use these expert diet and exercise tips to help your aging horse thrive.



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Neck-Flex Exercise

Teach your horse to flex his neck and head on the ground, and he’ll be lighter and more supple under saddle.



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4-Point Tack Check

World champion Quarter Horse trainer Lynn Palm gives you her four-point trail-tack check to optimize your and your horse’s safety and comfort.



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5 Top Camping-Prep Tips

Use these expert tips to prepare for a horse-camping adventure, whether you’re planning to camp at the trailhead or in the



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5 Horse-Care Tips

“On days when I want a break from riding, I perform ground work, schooling my horses through their gaits, across tarps, and over low jumps,” says Drown. Here, Natalie, Drown’s...



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Top Trail Saddles

A roundup of top saddles built for the trail that feature the finest in fit, use, durability, and comfort.



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Colorful Colorado

Enjoy fall colors from the back of your equine friend at Transfer Horse Camp, located in Colorado’s San Juan Mountains.



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Five-Star Horse Campgrounds

You’re ready to choose your horse-camping destination. You need to know the campground’s trail accessibility, the horse/human amenities, and whether it’s clean, quiet, and well-maintained.



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Saddle Up!

Hit the trails with the American Paint Horse Association on the Triple R Ranch Ride in Kentucky and the Fort Robinson Trail Ride in Nebraska.



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