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Trail Riding. Courtesy APHA

Fifty Trail Ride Tips and Tricks

Juli Thorson from Horse & Rider magazine give 50 tips, tricks and bits of advice will help you get more fun out of any trail ride.

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Cool Horse-Camping Gear

Packing the right gear is essential for a safe and successful camping trip. Here are 12 handy products to consider for your next adventure.


Easing Your Horse into Retirement

Putting an old horse ?out to pasture? is unnecessary and even unwise. Instead, consider his needs as well as your own and craft a customized retirement plan that keeps him active and content.

Therapist Vera Lijistrand and patient Wade West share a moment during his speech therapy session on Dooleys Blue Lake. Journal photo.

Horseback Riding with a Higher Purpose

American Quarter Horses help to create a better quality of life at Skyline Therapy Services.

Jenny Lance says that while navigating small uphill or downhill slopes, the rider?s leaning should be barely perceptible. Photo courtesy of Live to Ride.

Riding Horses on Hills

Build strength and balance by horseback riding on an incline.

Photo by Kelly Smith

?Scribbles?: A Horse Rescue That Beat All The Odds

Saved from slaughter, Scribbles' amazing story will warm your heart and hopefully bring more happy endings to other horses in need of rescue.

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Horses Healing Hearts Brings Smiles to Children

Horses Healing Hearts helps children raised with addiction in their home by working with horses.

Quarter Horses have brought some calm to the storm for Jacob, as well as many others. Journal photo.

Horseback Riding for the Soul

This Warrior Wellness program and its American Quarter Horses serve those who served their country.

Matt Rockwell makes sure to build a good foundation on all of his cowboy mounted shooting horses. Journal photo.

All in a Day's Shooting

Grab your gun and head to the arena--it's time to ride. Follow a cowboy mounted shooter.

Roy Exum

The Humane Society of the United States Honors Roy Exum as Humane Horseman of the Year

Journalist Recognized as a Champion for Tennessee Walking Horses and the Horse Protection Act

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Enjoy Your Horse on a Budget

Tightened your belt, but still hungry for fun? Check out these appealing, affordable horsey activities that won't hurt your budget.

Bob Cacchione, IHSA executive director, awards prizes for high-point Western rider at the 2012 national championships to Austin Griffith of the Ohio State University team

IHSA Competition

Are you a young person who wants to stay involved with horses through your college years? Intercollegiate competition provides just that opportunity.

2012 International Equestrian Award Winners Announced by PATH Intl.

The Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) Award Winners were honored November 2, 2012, at the annual PATH Intl. Awards Banquet.

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What Do I Take on a Trail Ride

Here are tips from the AQHA to help you have fun and stay safe horseback riding.

EQUUS Foundation & Animal Planet Provide Hope for Horses and Humans

"Rescue, Re-Train and Re-Home," is the tagline selected by the EQUUS Foundation for its participation in Animal Planet's R.O.A.R. (Reach Out. Act. Respond.) matching campaign at

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Fall Trail Riding Tips

From clearing brush to trail footwear selection, we offer tips from two experts who'll keep you on track.

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Have You Tried Entry Level Reining?

NRHA's program for beginning reiners provides a fun, educational, and family-oriented ladder of competition.

Preserving our trails for the future is possible with a little planning. (Journal photo)

Being a Good Steward

Horseback riding can be even more enjoyable when you're helping protect and share the land.

PATH Intl. Attests to the Benefits of Therapeutic Horsemanship

the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) wishes to offer some clarity and perhaps a re-introduction for some to the organization and the work it does on behalf of those with special needs.

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Buyer's Guide to Lightweight Trail Saddles

Check out these lightweight, comfortable saddles specifically designed for trail and endurance riding.

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Ranch or Beach Vacation?

To beach or not to beach? That is often the question ???? at least when it comes to finding a great value vacation. But when it comes to getting the most for your bucks, could a western horseback riding holiday be the better option?

Dude Ranch Directory

Plan your next Western vacation with this definitive list of 253 North American guest ranches.

Horseback: California’s Sierra Nevada

Strike gold on this multi-day ride that mirrors Yosemite’s beauty (minus the crowds).

Red Bucket Equine Rescue Finds Homes for Abused, Abandoned, Neglected Horses

Orange County Donors Step Up, Help Secure New Ranch Following Eviction