The Trail Rider

Mountains of Mystery

Arizona’s Superstition Mountains are steeped in lore, intrigue, and mystery. Here’s our from-the-saddle report.



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In the Hoofprints of History

A trail ride becomes more exciting when it’s a ride through history, as well as scenery. A defining time our nation’s history was the American Civil War, also called the War Between the...



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Your Horse’s Coggins Test

When you take your horse on the road, a negative Coggins test for equine infectious anemia is especially important — and often required. Here’s what you need to know about this killer disease.



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5 Horse-Containment Options

Keep your equine Houdini safely in camp with these handy containment options.



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Ride Bridleless with Lynn Palm

Teach your horse to be more responsive on the trail with a bridleless-riding video tutorial from world champion Lynn Palm.



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Land of Enchantment

I grew up in Tucson, Arizona. But, I’m sorry to say, I’ve never spent time in neighboring New Mexico.  So, when my good friend and riding buddy, Mary McDuffie, and I started planning...



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Blue Ridge Getaway

My first visit to Fort Valley Ranch in Fort Valley, Virginia, was with three “Parelli” friends. We’d met at various Parelli Natural Horsemanship clinics (www.parelli. com) in...



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Prep for a Pack Trip

Our expert horse-packers give you their top recommendations for packsaddles, horse-containment methods, camping gear, kitchen items, food, and personal items. Bonus resource guide!



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Sheltowee Trail Ride

The Appaloosa Horse Club’s 35th Annual Sheltowee Trail Ride will be held September 28 through October 5, 2014, at Elkins Creek Horse Camp in Pedro, Ohio. This camp is adjacent to Wayne National...



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Cross-Country Hauling Guide

Ready to take your horse on a riding vacation across state lines? With the advent of bigger trailers with living quarters and more storage space for horses, equines are being hauled farther and in...



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Train for Camping Calm

Teach your horse to accept unfamiliar horse-camping stimuli — and turn his fear into curiosity — with this easy technique from top trainer/clinician Julie Goodnight.



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29 Essential Trailer Tips

Trail riding, by its very nature, means you’re on the go. You regularly hit local trails, but now you’re ready for a trailer of your own for the freedom to travel to scenic trails near and...



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Trailer Spruce-Up Tips

Here are five cheap-and-easy ideas to spruce up your horse trailer to keep it in working condition, make it comfortable for your horse, and retain its resale value.



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Diamond in the Rough

Horse Ranch Park, located in Colorado’s Gunnison National Forest, is a diamond in the rough. This delightful United States Forest Service campground is nestled between the Raggeds and West Elk Wilderness areas.



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Adopt a Rescue Horse

Learn the right way to adopt a rescue horse with these 10 tips. Plus: Learn about the A Home for Every Horse program.



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