Credit: CLIX PHOTOS Nothing is kinder to your body on a long ride than occasionally dismounting and leading your horse up the trail.

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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Training Pack Animals: Gait Training and the Pony Horse

In training pack animals, consider the way the pack animals travel and also the ability of your string leader (the horse you ride) or pony horse to vary his speed to suit the pack animals behind him. Gait training for your pony horse or string leader may

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7 Steps to a Safe Spring Ride

Spring can be a wonderful time to trail ride, but it’s important to practice trail-riding safety throughout the year.

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Packing 101: You Can Do It!

Does packing into the backcountry with a pack horse or mule seem too complicated to master? I had a similar experience with another backcountry skill. Many years ago, I stood hip-deep in the crystal-clear

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Horse Containment While Camping

We were camped under aspens at an idyllic spot where two creeks met, our tent on high ground between the gurgling streams, our spirits not dampened by the several inches of new wet snow that weighed

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Prepare for Fall Rides

This fall, prepare for chillier days and evenings. Dress warmly, and pack emergency rations and fire-making supplies.